WOLFGANG VAN HALEN To Pay Tribute To His Father On SiriusXM’s ‘Classic Rewind’
The 29-year-old musician will spin some of his — and his dad’s — favorite classic rock, including plenty of iconic VAN HALEN jams, and “Distance”, which was written in Eddie‘s memory. Fans will be able to hear Wolfgang rock out, discuss music he and Eddie bonded over, and share the story of his new solo project.
Later this month, be sure to catch “Volume Remembers: Eddie Van Halen” when it premieres on Volume (Ch. 106) on December 22 at 12 p.m. ET. The hour-long program will see “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” host Eddie Trunk shine a light on the life and legacy of the greatest rock guitarist of this generation, complete with interviews from Wolfgang, former VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s Tom Morello, Mike McCready of PEARL JAM, and others.
Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. The iconic VAN HALEN axeman passed away from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.
At the age of 16, Wolfgang joined his father in VAN HALEN for the band’s 2007 reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth, replacing bassist Michael Anthony.
When Wolfgang hits the road in support of MAMMOTH WVH‘s debut album, he will be accompanied by guitarist Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS), drummer Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) and bassist Ronnie Ficarro. Wolfgang will handle lead vocals and guitar at the shows.
MAMMOTH WVH is a nod to family history — Eddie and his brother Alex Van Halen called their band MAMMOTH when Roth first joined it in 1974.