Monday, December 11, 2017

AUDIO: Wolfgang Van Halen streams debut solo album preview

Wolfgang Van Halen is streaming a brief audio preview of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album.

“A sneak peek to start your week,” wrote the multi-instrumentalist on his social media sites alongside the audio snippet from the project, which he’s been working on over the past couple of years.

The Van Halen bassist is reportedly playing everything on his debut – from guitars, drums and bass to keyboards and vocals.

The new audio preview follows one Wolfgang shared in August, where he updated fans on the record, saying: “Progress. Shouldn't be too much longer until everything I've been working on is done.”

“Wait til you hear his record,” his father, Eddie, told Denise Quan during a 2015 interview at The Smithsonian's National Museum Of American History in Washington, DC. “This is not ‘pop’ (Dad) talking, this is real talk; it blew my mind.”

No official timetable for the set’s release has been revealed to date.

Wolfgang 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.

The bassist appeared on Van Halen’s 2012 album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, before joining Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo band later that same year and recording 2015’s “Cauterize” and 2016’s “Dust” releases. The rocker is also featured on Van Halen’s 2015 set, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.”

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AUDIO: Wolfgang Van Halen streams debut solo album preview
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