Sunday, January 31, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH will make their live late night television debut on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, February 11.

“See you soon!!” posted the rocker on social media to promote the appearance alongside #Distance, a reference to the fall 2020 single that launched the band last fall and served as a tribute to his father, Eddie Van Halen, who passed away in October at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

“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,” explained Wolfgang of the song’s origins. “While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life.

“I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.”

The track topped the iTunes Top 100 songs chart in its first day of release.

UPDATE: Watch Mammoth WVH perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live here.

See also:

Michael Anthony reflects on passing of Eddie Van Halen
Sammy Hagar shares vintage piano performance with Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen honored by National Guitar Museum
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 2: VAN HALEN
Search Van Halen at hennemusic