Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wolfgang Van Halen rocks Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles

Wolfgang Van Halen rocked a pair of Van Halen classics at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles on September 27, and fan-filmed video of the performance has surfaced online.

The guitarist was joined at the city’s KIA Forum by Dave Grohl on bass, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness on vocals, and drummer Josh Freese for versions of “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher” from Van Halen’s “1984” album.

The California band’s sixth studio record went on to achieve the rare feat of duplicating the success of their self-titled debut when it reached Diamond status for US sales of more than 10 million copies.

The event followed a similar appearance by Wolfgang at the first Hawkins tribute show earlier this month in London, and only the second time the multi-instrumentalist has performed Van Halen songs in concert since the passing of his father, Eddie Van Halen, in 2020.

“Last night, I got to honor people I love, with people I love,” shared Wolfgang on social media. “Thank you for everything, Taylor. Love you, Pop.”

Mammoth WVH will return to the road with Alter Bridge in November for that band’s European tour; Wolfgang will release an expanded deluxe digital edition of his debut album on November 11.

See also:

David Lee Roth streams live studio version of Van Halen classic Dance The Night Away
Red Hot Chili Peppers stream Eddie Van Halen tribute song
Pasadena hosts Van Halen Stage dedication ceremony
Wolfgang Van Halen streams new single from expanded Mammoth WVH reissue
Search Van Halen at hennemusic