Wolf Van Halen Shares A Video Of Him Recording ‘You’re To Blame’ To Clarify A Confusing Sound


Former Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing a video while he was recording his second single ‘You’re to Blame’ while answering a question by his fan who was confused with a sound it the track.

As many of you know, Wolfgang Van Halen released his second single ‘You’re to Blame’ back in February from Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut album. The track became an instant hit among his fans as it starts out with a strong guitar that builds in intensity along with drums on the contrary to the first singe Wolfgang released which was an emotional tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, ‘Distance.’

Recently, a fan shared a post on Twitter asking Wolfgang Van Halen a kind question if there is a cowbell sound in ‘You’re to Blame’ since there is actually a sound that exactly sounds like a cowbell, or it’s another instrument that he’s not familiar with.

Here is what the fan said:

“Wolfgang Van Halen, in You’re to Blame…is that a cowbell at the 3:10 mark? Or another instrument? Just curious. Can’t wait to get my preordered vinyl!”

After seeing the fan’s question, Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that it’s not a cowbell sound it’s actually a bass harmonic. Along with clearing the confusion of his fan, Wolfgang also shared a video from the time when he recorded the track, ‘You’re to Blame.’

Here is what Wolfgang said:

It’s a bass harmonic! Here’s a video of me recording it… #MammothWVH”

You can see the Twitter post below.