Wolfgang Van Halen appeared on BBC Radio and said that fans expecting him to play Van Halen covers will be sorely disappointed. The latter-day Van Halen bassist will be out on the road this summer with his band Mammoth WVH opening for Guns N' Roses while promoting its self-titled debut set.
Wolfgang said the show will not feature any of his late-dad Eddie Van Halen's music: “No, that's gonna be all original material. As my dad said when criticized over the amount of covers on (1982's) Diver Down, I'd rather bomb with my own material than succeed with someone else's.”
When asked about his father's reaction to his debut album, which was in the can long before Eddie's death last October, Wolfgang said, “He was the only other person than myself to have all the ideas on his phone. He even had the ideas that didn't make it to the album, He's heard probably potentially the next album or two.”