It was recently reported that a massive Van Halen tribute project could have been in the works. This proposed project would have seen the likes of David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen along with Metallica’s Jason Newsted, and legendary rock guitarist Joe Satriani. This would have led to a tribute tour, which Newsted turned down because he felt it wouldn’t live up to the legacy of Van Halen.
However, Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the iconic Eddie Van Halen did not know about the alleged plans and recently gave his take on the proposal. This led to fans asking for his participation. As one fan angrily wrote:
“He [Wolfgang] had his tour. His dad just died, maybe that obese slob could pay respect and go on tour with Roth?”
Wolf would reply: “This is what my mentions have been like the past week. It’s great. You’re all great. Just popping in to say there is no Van Halen without Pop. Ok bye.” replied Wolfgang by quote retweeting the fan’s tweet, possibly referring to the rumored tour.
However, that original mention is now deleted, as indicated on Wolf’s Twitter account. The Mammoth star would state: “Deleted it. More trouble than it’s worth. The childish arguments will continue with or without my input. I truly don’t care. Just leave me the fuck out of it. I’ll always do right by Pop and that’s all that matters.”
In other news regarding Van Halen, during an interview with Paulo Baron and Regis Tadeu, former frontman Sammy Hager discussed his one regret toward Eddie Van Halen. Credit to Cheatsheet.com for the following.
“More than anything, because of the untimely and tragic death of Eddie Van Halen, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for exposing his dark side to where I don’t think anyone wants to hear that now,” Hagar said. “Unfortunately, it’s in the book…it’s true, it’s all true. If I wrote the book today, I would only put the good of Eddie Van Halen, because he was such a brilliant, genius guitar player and such a great friend and a great partner — until everything went wrong, like everything else.”
Deleted it. More trouble than it’s worth. The childish arguments will continue with or without my input. I truly don’t care. Just leave me the fuck out of it. I’ll always do right by Pop and that’s all that matters.
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) April 21, 2022