Sunday, August 27, 2017

AUDIO: Wolfgang Van Halen streams debut solo album preview

Wolfgang Van Halen recently streamed a brief audio preview of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album on Instagram.

“Here’s a sneak peak of the music I’ve been working on (that’s longer than half a second)”, posted the Van Halen bassist, who has been sharing images from his work-in-progress project since 2015.

The rocker’s father, Eddie Van Halen, first broke the news about his son’s solo record during a 2015 interview at The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC during an event to help launch the institution’s three-year initiative entitled “What It Means To Be American.”

While gushing about being able to make music with his son, Eddie told host Denise Quan, “Wait til you hear his record. This is not ‘pop’ (Dad) talking, this is real talk; it blew my mind.”

Wolfgang is reportedly playing everything on his debut himself - from guitars, drums and bass to keyboards and vocals; no timetable for the set’s release has been revealed to date.

“Progress,” he tweeted on August 24. “Shouldn't be too much longer until everything I've been working on is done.”

The bassist joined Van Halen in 2007 in sync with the return of original frontman David Lee Roth, replacing Michael Anthony, who was dismissed by Eddie following the group’s ill-fated 2004 reunion tour with Sammy Hagar.

Wolfgang appeared on Van Halen’s 2012 album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, before joining Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo band, Tremonti, later that same year and recording 2015’s “Cauterize” and 2016’s “Dust” releases.

See also:

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