Thursday, November 12, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen dedicates debut solo single to Eddie Van Halen

As Wolfgang Van Halen prepares to launch his solo career next week, the rocker is sharing word that he is dedicating his debut single to his late father, music icon Eddie Van Halen.

‘Distance’ is a song that was initially written for the debut album, but was going to be held for a later time," says Wolfgang. “As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I'd miss him. While this song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their own life.

“I never anticipated 'Distance' would be the first song of mine that people would hear, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release along with me. This is for him."

In sync with the song’s release, Wolfgang will appear on on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday, November 16.

Eddie passed away in a Santa Monica, CA hospital on October 6 at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The Van Halen offspring began working on his record in 2015, with producer Michael Baskette announcing the album’s completion in July of 2018; the musical prodigy signed a deal with Explorer1 Music Group for the project earlier this year.

UPDATE: Watch the video for "Distance" here.
See also:

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen vault contains unreleased material
David Lee Roth shares unreleased song as tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen memorial supported by Pasadena City Council
Search Van Halen at hennemusic