Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals Why He Doesn’t Like Partying On Tour
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Wolfgang Van Halen isn’t like the other rock stars out there. He revealed why he doesn’t go heavy partying while on the road when touring.
The Mammoth WVH singer recently explained to Rolling Stone:
“I just really care. It’s my job, right? I think most people who just go out there and party and drink and fucking be hungover, it’s fucking stupid. Like, ‘Grow up, man.’
“My overall vibe is that it’s my job. It’s my job to give people the best performance. And if I were out there partying and being a dickhead, I wouldn’t be giving my best performance. You know, I’ve been around a lot of different places where that really wasn’t the case. I like to be very professional.”
He shared what it was like during their tour in support of his band’s debut album, adding:
“When you go on tour, you’re like, ‘Oh, man, I’m gonna play video games. I’m gonna go out and I’m gonna do this, I’m gonna do that and it’s like, ‘Not really.’ Anytime I could sleep, I would take it. I was sleeping a lot. That’s my favorite thing to do on tour.”
Van Halen played all the instruments on his self-titled album, but during shows, he sticks to guitar and vocals, playing a few keyboard parts to avoid having to use backing tracks, but never interferes with his bandmates. He continued:
“It would be like, ‘Look at this asshole. Taking the bass from the bass player, taking the drums from the drummer.
“He’s already fucking playing guitar and singing and doing keyboards. Like, how much of an asshole is this guy gonna be?’ I really enjoy just being in the cockpit for the album. But when it comes to the show, I’ve got my bros, I’ve got my guys.”
When asked about his next album, Van Halen shared:
“I think this next round is really going to show people that it’s not just this one-off, you know, Van Halen kid playing musician.
“Like, this is what I do. It’s what I’ve been doing half of my life. This is all I want to do. It’s the only thing that really gives my life meaning!”