WOLFGANG VAN HALEN EAGER FOR FANS TO HEAR NEW ALBUM
Although he's been taking his knocks on social media over the past few years, no one can deny the power of Wolfgang Van Halen's solo debut single, “Distance.” The track, which was issued under the moniker Mammoth WVH, topped Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart.
In a new exclusive interview, we asked Wolfgang how he's processing his new solo career in light of losing his father, that legendary Eddie Van Halen, back in October: “It's a giant cacophony of many different emotions kind of swirling, given the situation, obviously. But the response to 'Distance' is something that I never could have seen. Insane. 'Cant believe it. It's weird. Y'know, I've been doing this since I was 15, but in a way it is, it's brand new and I feel like a baby again (laughs) in this, 'cause I've never done this before. It's so many firsts and a lot of discomforts and anxiety, but also — I'm really excited. Especially given the response to 'Distance,' I'm exited for everyone to hear the rest of the music.”
EDDIE VAN HALEN GUITARS SELL BIG AT AUCTION
Several of Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitars — including the legendary “Frankenstrat” — sold big at auction snagging a combined $422,050.
The sale took place on December 2nd via Julien’s Auctions' Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock N' Roll Auction. NME reported the “customized (Frankenstrat) Kramer built with guitar tech Matt Bruck at the guitarist’s home studio sold for $231,250, $140,800 for his 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series guitar, and $50,000 for a prop guitar from (Van Halen's 1984) 'Hot For Teacher' video.” (NME)
DAVID LEE ROTH CREATES INTERACTIVE DIGITAL NOVEL
David Lee Roth has unveiled “The Roth Project” — a new interactive digital novel. Roth described it to Variety, explaining, “The kind of work that I do is basically 1500's pen, ink and brush. Really simple, handmade work that, like learning a musical instrument, requires thousands and thousands of hours to master, just to make a perfectly thin line that has some sort of character to it.”
Roth explained that the process is brought to life when the pieces are digitized: “You can interact with it. You have narration. You have music. You have the future.” Log on to “The Roth Project”: https://www.therothproject.com/ (Variety)