Wolfgang Van Halen spoke candidly about living as the only child of Eddie Van Halen — arguably the greatest guitarist that ever played the instrument. While promoting his debut album, Mammoth WVH, which drops on June 11th, he shed light on his life experiences to London's Telegraph.
Wolfgang, who'll be out on tour this summer and fall opening for Guns N' Roses, spoke both honestly and lovingly about his late-dad, explaining, “Growing up, he certainly was the secondary parent. But, still, any time he was home, we bonded just as much as any son and father. When we eventually played together, that's when (our relationship) was the best, because we got to see each other every day.”
He went on to say, “I think I was forced to mature way earlier than people are normally asked to. As wonderful a father as he was, he had a lot of demons. They would come out every now and then. It's why my parents split.”