Wolf Van Halen Slams An NFT Site For Selling Van Halen Catalog Without Permission

Wolfgang Van Halen recently bashed an NFT Site for selling Van Halen songs without the band’s permission. His anger was so apparent that the site responded to him.

NFTs, also known as Non-Fungible Tokens, are becoming a huge trend globally. As the internet has evolved, ways to earn money through the internet have been developed as well. Many artists, including Mike Shinoda and Evanescence, have kept pace with this movement and started to sell their creations, whether it’s music or artwork, through NFTs.

However, in the NFT world, scammers have also emerged to exploit the situation and illegally sell the artists’ works for their own profit. For instance, Wolf Van Halen recently came across a website that did that and exposed them on his Twitter account. His anger was apparent, and he didn’t refrain from bashing the website.

The author of ‘Van Halen Rising,’ Greg Renoff, tweeted a screenshot of the website and stated his confusion over what was going on. Wolf replied by saying that this is unbelievable. He mocked the website by using cuss words and eventually received an explanation. The explanation was not satisfactory enough for Wolf, so he continued to slam the website. Finally, a fan asked what Eddie Van Halen would think about NFTs, and unsurprisingly Wolf said that he would think they are stupid.

Here is Greg’s tweet:

“So my CD booklet for ‘Right Here Right Now,’ if I scan it, can be an NFT? What in the world?”

Wolf replied:

“This shit is f*cking unbelievable.”

He continued:

“So, it seems this f*cking NFT scam site Hit Piece thinks they can auction off everyone’s music through Spotify data. Hilarious. F*ck everyone involved in this. Enjoy getting destroyed by literally everyone, you dumb f*cking idiots. Tick tock.

Proud to announce my first NFT. Hey Hit Piece, you guys want first dibs? Just go to f*ckyou.gov to place your bids.”

A fan scarily replied:

“For a split second, I thought you were serious.”

Wolf said:

“Never! F*ck NFTs and f*ck these guys!”

Here’s the website’s explanation:

“Clearly, we have struck a nerve and are very eager to create the ideal experience for music fans. To be clear, artists get paid when digital goods are sold on HitPiece. Like all beta products, we are continuing to listen to all user feedback and are committed to evolving the product to fit the needs of the artists, labels, and fans alike.”

Wolf replied to them by saying:

“Hahahahahahahahaha f*ck you.

You can also mint this interaction, auction it, and then shove it up to your ass. You have my full permission.”

A fan later asked:

“What do you think your dad would say about this whole NFT thing in general?”

Wolf replied:

“This shit is f*cking stupid, Wolf.

You can check out the tweets below.