Wolfgang Van Halen is keeping the family name alive with his debut single “Distance,” which has topped the iTunes Top 100 Songs chart. Wolfgang who replaced Michael Anthony in Van Halen on 2007 for their reunion tour with David Lee Roth, shed light on the proposed “kitchen sink” tour, which along with Roth, would have reunited Eddie and Alex Van Halen with former bandmates Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony. Due to Eddie's failing health, the trek never moved beyond the conceptual stage.
Wolfgang was asked by Rolling Stone if he ever had a chance to discuss taking over the bass duties with Michael Anthony: “Never had too much of an opportunity. That’s kind of what that whole tour was supposed to be. And then it never panned out. I was really looking forward to speaking with him, and that hasn’t happened yet. I’m looking forward to the opportunity that I have in the future to speak with him. . . I’ve seen things he’s said (about me). He’s always been an amazing guy.”
When asked about what, if any, relationship he has with David Lee Roth, Wolfgang admitted, “Not too much. We’re cordial. But it was very business-related. Y'know, we were always cool, but we really only ever saw each other on stage.”