Friday, June 4, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen issues Don’t Back Down live video

Wolfgang Van Halen is streaming live video of a performance of “Don’t Back Down”, as the latest preview to his forthcoming Mammoth WVH album debut.

Written under the working title “Sabbath”, “Don’t Back Down” was built as an aggressive, high-energy track.

“I really leaned into a fight-song mentality,” Wolfgang explains. “The kind of thing you hear when you’re at a sports game and you want your team to really f**k up the other team.”

The live footage follows the song’s original video, which was filmed over two days at Eddie Van Halen’s famed 5150 studio and sees multiple Wolfgangs performing the song and engineering it in real-time.

Due June 11 and produced by Michael Baskette, “Mammoth WVH” was first previewed with the lead single, “Distance”, and the follow-up tracks “You’re To Blame”, "Think It Over", "Feel" and “Mammoth.”

MammothWVH will join Guns N’ Roses on their newly-rescheduled summer US tour, which will open in Hershey, PA on July 31 and run into October.

Mammoth WVH
“Mammoth WVH”

Release date: June 11

01. Mr. Ed
02. Horribly Right
03. Epiphany
04. Don't Back Down
05. Resolve
06. You'll Be The One
07. Mammoth
08. Circles
09. The Big Picture
10. Think It Over
11. You're To Blame
12. Feel
13. Stone
14. Distance (bonus track)

See also:

Guns N’ Roses announce US tour with guests Mammoth WVH
David Lee Roth releases new track Giddy-Up
Wolfgang Van Halen streams new MammothWVH track Mammoth
Alex Van Halen marks first birthday without Eddie Van Halen
Search Van Halen at hennemusic