Wolfgang Van Halen releases video for new single “Distance” under name Mammoth WVH
Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has released his debut solo single “Distance” less than a month and half after his father, bandmate and legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away.
The YouTube caption for the video indicates:
“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 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.”
WVH Proceeds from “Distance” will be donated to Pop’s favorite charity, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
Wikipedia states the following in part about Wolfgang Van Halen‘s personal life:
“Named in homage to the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he is the only child of Dutch-Indonesian American guitarist Eddie Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) and American actress Valerie Bertinelli, and the nephew of Dutch-Indonesian American drummer Alex Van Halen. Wolfgang has said that he did not know his father was a famous musician until he “started picking up CDs and saw his father’s [Eddie‘s] picture on them”.
Following the completion of the 2007/2008 Van Halen tour, Wolfgang returned to school. Planning to graduate by the summer of 2009, he would graduate in 2010. Van Halen appears as the bassist for Van Halen in Guitar Hero: Van Halen, even replacing Michael Anthony in the band’s past incarnation.”
Mammoth WVH‘s “Distance” video: