Wolf Van Halen Says It Feels Disrespectful To Ignore Eddie Van Halen And Debut VH Album


Wolfgang Van Halen recently posted a tweet to address how Eddie‘s talents and Van Halen‘s debut album were ignored and explained why it felt disrespectful.

Before forming Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen played bass alongside his father, Eddie, in Van Halen. Wolfgang is also a prolific musician, like his guitar virtuoso father, who knows how to play various instruments. He joined VH as a replacement for Michael Anthony and appeared on the 2011 album ‘A Different Kind Of Truth.’

Throughout their career, Van Halen came to the forefront with Eddie Van Halen’s astonishing talent in guitar playing, their energetic stage shows, and successful albums that are now considered rock classics. The band released their self-titled debut album on February 10, 1978, and it achieved significant commercial success despite being their first release.

‘Van Halen’ features well-known hits, including the instrumental ‘Eruption’ and ‘Runnin’ With The Devil.’ Considering the tremendous success of the album, one expects to see it among the ‘Greatest Albums Of All Time’ lists. However, Wolfgang Van Halen recently felt pretty disappointed upon seeing that ‘Van Halen’ wasn’t on a list.

In a recent tweet, Wolfgang stated that those lists are subjective, but no such list can ignore the success of ‘Van Halen’ and what it did for electric guitar. The musician then considered this disappointing and disrespectful. According to Wolfgang, the success of ‘the band’s debut record and his father Eddie’s talent cannot be questioned or ignored.

Wolfgang Van Halen’s tweet read:

“I know these are subjective (and in the age of social media, designed to get people to hate, click, and argue), but in my opinion, no legitimate list like this can overlook the importance of what ‘Van Halen’ did for the electric guitar.”

In the following tweet, Wolfgang added:

“Especially for a pretty well-rounded list of many genres, it’s disappointing to see something like this. It almost feels disrespectful. Alas, this is the internet, and I’m playing into the hand of social media by commenting on it blah blah, etc.”

He then continued:

“All I’m saying is that you can’t ignore what that album and my father did for the instrument. In my opinion, that can’t be argued. (Although I’m sure some snarky Twitter b*ttholes will try.) Ok, bye.”

You can see Wolfgang Van Halen’s tweets below.