Wolfgang Van Halen Slams Rumors That He’s Replacing Dad Eddie Van Halen In His Former Band
Son of the recently deceased Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, went on Twitter Monday to clear up rumors surrounding his father’s replacement and the band Van Halen’s continuation of their performances.
This is just a shitty lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this.
Anyone peddling this shit is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family. https://t.co/YqJKBaqpjy
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 25, 2020
Responding to a screenshot shared on Twitter of an alleged update on the band’s status and new line up, Wolfgang tweeted, “This is just a sh–ty lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this. Anyone peddling this shit is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family.” The younger Van Halen obviously took offense at the apparent media scandal and gossip surrounding his father’s death.
The screenshot in question placed Eddie as the new guitarist, Michael Anthony as bassist and Sammy Hagar as the lead singer and his uncle Alex Van Halen as the new drummer. In reality, the 29-year-old has been working on a debut solo album, wishing to distance himself from his father’s legacy and strike out on his own.
On an Instagram post, Wolfgang responded to a fan’s question regarding the topic of being the son of an established star with, “That’s a great question. It’s really equally both,” he claimed. “Being who I am, I think people at the least will be interested in what my work will sound like, which is very nice. But on the other hand, if it’s not exactly what they want to hear or if I don’t try to sound ‘Van Halen-y’ enough for them, they’ll hate me and won’t give me the time of day.”
Wolfgang has given no recent updates on the album that was finished in 2019 with Clint Lowery attached.