Wolfgang Van Halen delivered a knockout punch with his debut solo track and video, “Distance.” The song, which serves as a heart-tugging tribute to his father, the late-Eddie Van Halen is accompanied by a video showing home movies of him and his dad from the day he came home from the hospital to their years together onstage with Van Halen. “Distance” is billed Mammoth WVH — which tips its hat to Van Halen's pre-fame moniker, Mammoth. The clip ends with a saved voicemail from father to son that simply won't leave a dry eye in the house.
While appearing on Howard Stern's show, Wolfgang explained that there were discussions about a “kitchen sink” Van Halen tour featuring both David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and possibly even Gary Cherone. The plans — which were never discussed with David Lee Roth — were scrapped after Eddie was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Wolfgang said: “If only things had been better, it would have been amazing.”
He went on to say that the band Van Halen is done: “You can’t have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen.”