Wolfgang Van Halen Explains The ‘Two Sides’ Of Joining Van Halen

Mammoth WVH’s Wolfgang Van Halen recently addressed the two sides of playing in Van Halen while chatting with the Everblack podcast.

The rocker joined the band in 2006 when he was aged only 15 and replaced the original bassist, Michael Anthony. So, while discussing whether that was a huge responsibility, Wolfgang said:

“Yeah, I think there were a lot of positives and a lot of negatives. I think it really forced me to mature very very quickly at a young age. I think at 15, I couldn’t be a regular 15-year-old So in a certain way, I couldn’t be a regular teenager anymore once that happens, and I experienced a lot of stuff, I think, that most kids that age wouldn’t really normally experience.”

He continued, revealing whether he had any regrets about his career:

“But that’s my story and I wouldn’t take it back for anything. It’s what has led me to where I’ve gone my entire life. It was a really important thing to be there and to support my dad, and that’s all that was really on my mind. And being able to play with my family for that long is something I’ll never forget.”

Wolfgang’s second album with his solo band, ‘Another Celebration at the End of The World,’ only recently saw release in August; and the young rocker continues to tour both with his live band and open for other acts, as he accompanies Metallica on their M72 tour, alongside Pantera.