Monday, October 26, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen slams rumour about future of Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen has shot down an online rumour about the future of Van Halen following the October 6 passing of his father, Eddie Van Halen, at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.

A shared posting from a Wolfgang fan page suggested "there is a good strong possibility that the band is not over (like it or not) this is the word that is being talked at the VH camp.

"Sammy Hagar: Vocals, Michael Anthony: Bass Guitar, Alex Van Halen: Percussion and Wolfgang Van Halen on guitar. It has been mentioned that Eddie Van Halen told his son and brother, 'I give you my blessing......'"

Wolfgang – who first broke the news of Eddie’s passing – slammed the information, tweeting: "This is just a sh*tty lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this. Anyone peddling this sh*t is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family."

Wolfgang joined Van Halen on bass in 2007 when Eddie and Alex reunited with David Lee Roth for the first of a series of concert tours over the next decade, and appeared on the group’s 2012 album, “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

The Van Halen offspring began working on his debut solo record in 2015, with producer Michael Baskette announcing the album’s completion in July of 2018.

While the Van Halen prodigy signed a deal with Explorer1 Music Group for the album earlier this year, no official timetable for the set’s release has been revealed to date.

See also:

Eddie Van Halen memorial to be considered by Pasadena City Council
David Lee Roth featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Van Halen planned reunion for farewell tour
Jack White tributes Eddie Van Halen on Saturday Night Live
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