Wolfgang Van Halen told radio DJ Eddie Trunk that while he is not currently planning to host a tribute concert for his late father, Eddie Van Halen, it “absolutely” should happen at some point.
The legendary Van Halen guitarist passed away in October last year, prompting an overwhelming response from the music community as countless people paid tribute to the revolutionary. Wolfgang even released his own musical tribute via a touching and personal music video for his first solo song, “Distance”, which appears as the last track in his recent release. Mammoth WVH album.
There was also a nod to the icon during the Grammys’ “In Memoriam” segment, which drew criticism from Wolfgang after declining an invitation to play Eddie’s classic solo, “Eruption,” during the award ceremony.
Still, no full-fledged stage tribute event has taken place, although that may change over time.
âI really think it would be a good thing to do,â Wolfgang told Sirius XM’s Trunk in a June 14 interview (transcribed via Blabbermouth). âIt’s not in the immediate plans because there are a lot of moving parts that you have to correct for this to happen, but I really think it should happen. Absolutely,â said the multi-instrumentalist.
“I have no idea,” he said when asked what this tribute could potentially look like.
âAll I know is the emphasis should be one hundred percent on pop,â he explained, noting, âWhile this may be a celebration of Van Halen and the band history, I think more than anything that should be focused on himâ¦ It’s a big request and a big thing to understand. But I think it should happen at some point. “
Don’t expect that to happen this summer as Wolfgang will be with his solo band as opening act for Guns N ‘Roses on a tour of North American stadiums. See these dates here.
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