Wolfgang Van Halen explained why he had no plans to perform Van Halen songs live at any point in the future and said he wanted to avoid making a “complete mockery” of his dad Eddie’s legacy.
Wolfgang previously shot down rumors of a band reunion in the aftermath of the legendary guitarist’s death last month. He began revealing details of his solo band Mammoth WVH this week, noting that his debut album will be out early next year.
Asked on Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM radio show if he planned to play Van Halen songs as part of their live set, Wolfgang replied: “Absolutely not. If I do, I’d want it to be, like, really fucking different. I wouldn’t wanna just sit there and play ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’ I’d wanna do a cool acoustic cover of ‘Little Guitars’ or some shit – something different. I refuse to tread the same ground as my dad. I need to forge my own path.”
He added: “Van Halen fans, please don’t take that and run with it. I’m not gonna put out a Van Halen cover album or anything. If I do happen to, it would be under that context. It would be different.”