Wolfgang Shares How Covid19 Ruined ‘Master Plan’ For Van Halen Farewell Show
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He Said He “Will Forever Loathe Covid-19”
The coronavirus pandemic ground almost everything to a halt and countless touring schedules were affected including a planned Van Halen farewell tour. It’s not just the farewell tour, Wolfgang believed that if the pandemic didn’t happen, his father probably would’ve been able to fly to Germany for more radiation treatments.
In a new interview with The Washington Post, Wolfgang Van Halen discussed his “master plan” to bring together his late father, Eddie Van Halen, his uncle Alex, and the two former frontmen of the band – David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. They also intended to bring bassist Michael Anthony onboard.
And their opening act would be none other than Wolfgang.
“The way we figured it, if I were to open for Van Halen, he would come out and play a solo for a song,” Wolfgang revealed. “That would have been the end-all dream.”
“I will forever loathe covid and how it was handled,” he added, “because they stole that moment from me.”
Nevertheless, he’s about to have a busy year ahead of him with the release of Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut album on June 11 where he played all the instruments and contributed vocals. His new band is also set to play at various festivals and open for Guns N’ Roses on the rescheduled dates of their North American tour.