Wolfgang Van Halen Says David Lee Roth Is the Only One Authorized to Perform VAN HALEN Classics Live

Wolfgang Van Halen Says David Lee Roth Is the Only One Authorized to Perform VAN HALEN Classics Live | Society Of Rock Videos

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In a recent candid interview with Arizona radio station KFMA, Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of the iconic Eddie Van Halen, stirred controversy by expressing both support and skepticism regarding David Lee Roth’s right to perform Van Halen classics with his solo band.

Wolfgang, while acknowledging Roth’s integral role in the band

He boldly stated:

“I guess, to a certain extent. [Dave] has all the right in the world to play the Van Halen songs he was a part of, so I don’t see any problem with that.”

However, Wolfgang didn’t shy away from adding a touch of skepticism, noting:

“There’s such a wide breadth of what the Van Halen catalog is than just him, so it might be a little weird to say he’s the face of it.”

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This controversial stance comes at a time when Roth, in an interview with Phoenix’s KSLX radio station, revealed his decision to go solo once again, citing uncertainty about Eddie Van Halen’s involvement.

Roth boldly asserted that Eddie was”probably not gonna answer the bell this time,” positioning himself as “the face of Van Halen from this point on, most likely.”

The contrasting views between Roth’s assertion and Wolfgang’s perspective add an intriguing layer to the ongoing narrative surrounding the legacy of Van Halen. As the debate continues, fans are left questioning the future of the band’s iconic catalog and who will truly carry the torch as the face of Van Halen.

Watch the full interview in the video below:

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