EDDIE VAN HALEN’S SON IS THE NEW VAN HALEN BASSIST:
November 7, 2006
G4TV is reporting that long-dormant classic rock band Van Halen is planning to tour in summer 2007–but without founding bassist Michael Anthony, and with a lead singer to be determined.
G4 reports that guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s spokesperson, Janie Liszewski, has confirmed rumors that Anthony will be replaced in the band lineup by Eddie’s 15-year-old son, Wolfgang.
“Yes, I can confirm this story in the respect of Wolfgang being the new bass player for the band and, yes, he has been in the studio with his dad and uncle rehearsing and writing for an upcoming summer 2007 tour,” Liszewski told G4’s entertainment news show, TheFeed. “Wolfgang most certainly has inherited the Van Halen musical-genius gene. At 15 years of age his knowledge, understanding, skill, and command of multiple instruments is impressive.”
Liszewski also confirmed that Anthony is definitely no longer a member of Van Halen. However, when asked whether original singer David Lee Roth will rejoin the the group, she said, “There has been no confirmation that David Lee Roth will be touring this coming summer.”
Courtesy of www.launch.com