Wolfgang Van Halen Reflects On Grammys Loss

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Wolfgang Van Halen‘s band Mammoth WVH‘s debut single “Distance,” was nominated for the Best Rock Song award at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. But Foo Fighters‘ “Waiting on a War” took home the Grammy beating out other nominees Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and Weezer.

Although, Wolfgang and his band didn’t win, he shared how grateful he is to be nominated. He shared his sentiments about the loss on Twitter writing:

“We came, we saw, but we did not conquer and that’s okay! I got to have a wonderful night with the two most important women in my world.

“Such an honor to be nominated for the first song I ever released on my own, in a category with artists I’ve looked up to my entire life. I don’t know if that’ll ever fully set in.

“Pop didn’t win the first time he was nominated too, so it looks like I’m following in his footsteps quite nicely. Who knows what the future holds. All I know is I’m feeling pretty damn grateful. What a wild experience this was.”

The late Eddie Van Halen was nominated for two Grammy awards in 1985 in the Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category with Van Halen’s “Jump,” as well as Best Rock Instrumental Performance with his own track “Donut City.” However, the iconic guitarist didn’t win until 1992 with For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

Van Halen’s mother, actress Valerie Bertinelli, along with his girlfriend Andraia Allsop, came with him at the ceremony to show their support.

Bertinelli told ET at the event:

“I mean, the song that Wolfie wrote is absolutely stunning, gorgeous and it’s really beautiful that he was honored for it, and for songwriting. Because that is the first thing that really stuck out to me, was like, ‘Wolf, you are a songwriter. That is the hardest part about being a musician.'”

In the past interviews, Van Halen had voiced out his admiration for Foo Fighters, describing them as his inspiration to play all the instruments on his first album, and future ones as well. He also once said that it’s his “big dream” to tour with the band.

Van Halen shared before:

“I’ll definitely do it again, just because it’s so much fun. At first it was like a personal challenge, I wanted to see if I could do it just like Dave Grohl did with the first Foo Fighters album — that’s what I was really inspired by.

“It was like, ‘I can play it all too, why don’t I try to do this?’ And after having done it, I can say that it was so much fun and so rewarding to put it together that I’m really excited to do it again.”

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