Wolfgang Van Halen Debut Single

2020-11-16 by SitarHero CONTRIBUTOR | 33 Comments
Wolfgang Van Halen has released his first single and video under the Mammoth WVH moniker, which features him playing all instruments and singing. The song is titled "Distance" and was written for his father Eddie Van Halen who was struggling with terminal cancer during the song's writing. Said Wolfgang:

"As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop."



Tagged: Mammoth WVH

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2020
12411 Comments


Heartwrenching stuff. Wolf's got real talent too.

Imperial
November 16th 2020
1889 Comments


rips your guts out, the guy lost one of the most important people in his life. the song is really good and I was surprised. Wolfgang has got some pipes.

mir4ge
November 16th 2020
7 Comments


I thought this was one of those crossover parody bands like Bullet For My Bloody Valentine for a second lol

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2020
12411 Comments


Ha! I can see that actually. Fun fact: Eddie Van Halen's middle name was Lodewijk, which is the Dutch form of Ludwig, because he was (partially) named after Ludwig Van Beethoven.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2020
12411 Comments


"Wolfgang has got some pipes."

Yeah, as much flak as he gets, and as irreplaceable as Michael Anthony's backing vocals in VH were, Wolf definitely was/is no slouch in the vocals department.

daysofthunder
November 16th 2020
51 Comments


Surprised by how much I loved this. Stoked to see what Wolf does from here.

momentzuhclarity
November 16th 2020
258 Comments


as someone who also lost his dad during covid, my heart goes out to this guy. respect

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2020
12411 Comments


Damn, I'm sorry for your loss. :[

momentzuhclarity
November 16th 2020
258 Comments


thanks dude! it blows, but i think this year has really given everyone a reality check. he was a heavy smoker so i think he was like a 'at risk' group, and EVH had cancer, so i imagine covid couldve worsened either of our dads situations

momentzuhclarity
November 16th 2020
258 Comments


also, its incredibly obvious how much of a loving dad EVH was. mine was too. if you got a good dad, people, give him a call

Flugmorph
November 16th 2020
23463 Comments


aw fuck man

lost my dad two years ago
this hits

bigguytoo9
November 16th 2020
885 Comments


Other than a couple of unconfirmed reports from TMZ, there was never any confirmation about Eddie Van Halen’s condition during the last few years of his life. Wolfgang offered the first actual details, telling Stern, “At the end of 2017, [Eddie] was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. And the doctors were like, ‘You have six weeks.’”

PickleVai17
November 17th 2020
362 Comments


Bro this song is sad as fuck. Eddie van halen was a massive inspiration to me but I could never imagine the pain that wolfgang is going through. Song is really good, super catchy, and wolfgang is killing it vocally. You can hear the emotion in that chorus and I just had to replay it. Damn good song. RIP EVH

ChaoticVortex
November 17th 2020
1072 Comments


Man, right in the feels. RIP EVH.

Zig
November 17th 2020
2278 Comments


nice tribute

awful song

BlitzPhoenix98
November 17th 2020
96 Comments


Excellent song. Very touching tribute.

HoopyFrood
November 17th 2020
252 Comments


pour one out for the great dads. may we all be as good as they were someday.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2020
12076 Comments


Won't lie, this hit me right in the feels. It's also really refreshing when I see cases of rock stars that are also good parents.

momentzuhclarity
November 17th 2020
258 Comments


^ for sure

JWT155
November 17th 2020
14679 Comments


I'm long past my days of regularly jamming Alter Bridge and other hard rock bands, but this pleasantly surprised me.

xfearbefore
November 17th 2020
1973 Comments


Oh okay just rip my heart out thanks. I am so eternally jealous of people who have such vast recorded memories of their lost loved ones, all that video footage and recorded music. My pops died right before social media took over and I don't have any recordings of his voice or video of him and I'd kill to have that, it would mean so much. Photos and memories will have to suffice. I'm not a big fan of this type of commercial rock sound but this one hit me in the feels too man. Rock on Wolfgang.

Digging: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

momentzuhclarity
November 17th 2020
258 Comments


^ feel that man. i have 2 voicemails about 4 seconds long from my dad before he passed away. i cherish them. one of them he says he loves me, and another is him leaving a comically disjointed voicemail as I call back

StrizzMatik
November 17th 2020
3971 Comments


Right in the feels. I'm not crying, you are

Digging: HORSE the band - Your Fault

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 17th 2020
12411 Comments


Fuck, this thread is bringing the feels...

goodsitebaduserbase
November 17th 2020
37 Comments


I had to look away in order to not cry
click on the profiles of kids shitting on it for a hearty laugh

momentzuhclarity
November 17th 2020
258 Comments


Lol sorry everybody. JUST LOVE YA FAMILY AND ROCK SOME ERUPTION FOR OLE EDDIE LUDJEVICK AIGHT

Imperial
November 18th 2020
1889 Comments


Van Halen always reminded me of my father since it is his favourite band. when Eddie died it was kind of a kick in the nuts. Nothing lasts forever. "JUST LOVE YA FAMILY AND ROCK SOME ERUPTION FOR OLE EDDIE"

bananatossing
November 18th 2020
1560 Comments


Heart warming stuff, man. Really dig this song.

momentzuhclarity
November 18th 2020
258 Comments


my dad was all about classic rock too man. i have boxes of his old records to listen to

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 19th 2020
62856 Comments


Eddie is lucky he didn't have to hear this tbh

Digging: Godfather Don - Beats, Bangers and Biscuits...

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
November 19th 2020
12411 Comments


Except that he did and he apparently liked it so...

TheFantasticDangler
November 19th 2020
2056 Comments


the 'its cool to be insensitive crowd' starting to show up, nice

momentzuhclarity
November 19th 2020
258 Comments


^ welcome to the internet, friend. its a giant posturing game



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