Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wolfgang Van Halen completes debut solo album

Wolfgang Van Halen has completed his debut solo album, according to producer Michael Baskette.

"There are no words to describe the sense of excitement and accomplishment of finishing the last mix on this amazing record I just produced for the mega talented wolf van halen,” tweeted Baskette. “It’s so awesome and I’m super proud of it on all levels. It’s been a long time coming but it will be very worth the wait! Proud of you... love ya @wolfvanhalen #grateful."

The producer’s remarks follow some recent social media posts by Wolfgang from the studio, including a June 13 update that read: “I just tracked the last vocal on my project which means recording is officially complete. It’s a good day. I’m happy. Next stop: Mixing.”

The Van Halen bassist is reportedly playing everything on his debut, including guitars, drums and bass to keyboards and vocals; his father, Eddie Van Halen, first broke the news about the project in early 2015.

“Wait til you hear his record,” Eddie told Denise Quan during an extended 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.

Wolfgang 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.”

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the self-titled debut record by Van Halen; the group have not revealed any information regarding new music or live performances since 2015.

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