The best news in the world of rock is that Wolfgang Van Halen is using his father Eddie Van Halen’s guitars on his next record.
Wolfgang already impressed me with his band, Mammoth WVH, which came out in 2021. Wolfgang Van Halen wrote and recorded songs in the 5150 Studios where his father once recorded material. Wolfgang played every instrument and handled all the vocals, and wrote songs that incorporated elements of pop, hard rock, and heavy metal. It almost won some awards but was nominated for a few.
So the news that he is using guitars that have a deep Van Halen history is awesome. One guitar is a Gibson SG heard on “Dirty Movies” from Van Halen’s 1981 album, “Fair Warning.” That’s one of my Favorite Van Halen albums. The same formula is being used on Wolfgang’s new album. Right now, this will be the album I can’t wait to hear in 2023.
Wolfgang continues to amaze me with everything he’s doing. When Wolfgang played the Taylor Hawkins benefits and played some Van Halen Tunes it made my eyes water a bit with happiness. Can’t wait to see what he does next.