Hear Wolfgang Van Halen's New Song (Dedicated To His Father)

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Wow…what a great tribute to his Dad.

Wolfgang Van Halen has just released “Distance” – Mammoth WVH

Why Mammoth WVH?

Of course WVH stands for Wolfgang Van Halen.  But why Mammoth?

The Van Halen brothers formed their very first band, The Broken Combs, in 1964. As they gained popularity playing backyard parties and local high school functions, they changed their name first to The Trojan Rubber Co, then in 1972 to Genesis.  They then changed their band name to Mammoth when they discovered Genesis was already in use.  They then made the final name change to Van Halen.

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From Wolfgang :

“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.” – WVH Proceeds from “Distance” will be donated to Pop’s favorite charity, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in schools by providing support services to school districts, and new musical instruments to underfunded music programs across the U.S.


The music video features home movie clips of Wolfgang, his Mom Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie.

The video ends with a voicemail message from Eddie to Wolfgang.



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