Wolfgang Van Halen On Being More Proud Of Mammoth WVH Than Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Tell Us Rock in a recently surfaced interview and revealed that he was proud of everything he took part in his entire career, but still, Mammoth WVH was more special to him compared to Van Halen because he built it himself from scratch, while he joined Van Halen more than 30 years after its founding.

The Mammoth WVH frontman stepped into a professional music career at a very young age when he replaced Michael Anthony in Van Halen in 2006. Wolf remained a member until the legendary act’s disbandment after Eddie Van Halen’s passing in 2020. Besides that, the rocker also performed with Tremonti from 2012 to 2016. He continues in the scene with his solo project, Mammoth WVH.

In the interview backstage in Sweden, Wolfgang was asked which part of his career he was most proud of. The singer disclosed that Mammoth WVH held the most special place in his musical journey since he was there from the very beginning. He built it himself from scratch and took care of every detail during the process.

Later, the host also asked Wolf about the first song he learned to play on the instrument. The foremost albums he could remember were Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State’ and Van Halen’s ‘Best of Volume I.’ Besides those, he also learned AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ front and back. His answer should not be surprising, considering that he started his musical career as a drummer, where he would take lessons from Alex Van Halen.

When asked about the proudest part of his career, Wolf replied:

“I think Mammoth overall is where I hold most of my pride because it’s something I’ve built from scratch myself. I’m honored to have taken part in everything throughout my entire career, but yeah, I think Mammoth is a thing I’m proud of being able to put it all together myself and play everything. I think it is a cool thing.”

On the first song he learned to play on the instrument, the rocker explained:

“You know, it is actually pretty funny is that ‘Enema of the State’ when it comes to drums. I had Van Halen- ‘Best of Volume I,’ which is funny because I never did the second one. Dad always liked that joke. And ‘Enema of the State’ from Blink-182. I just learned those albums front and back, but technically the very first thing would be ‘Highway to Hell’ by AC/DC on the drums.”

So, although Wolfgang thinks that every part of his career has been surrounded by unique experiences, Mammoth WVH is the project he is most proud of, which can be understandable, considering the tremendous effort he has put into the band from the very beginning.