Wolfgang Van Halen on his bass journey

Wolfgang Van Halen
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The story of Wolfgang Van Halen is not like that of most bass players. For starters, his father Eddie Van Halen is one of the most acclaimed guitar players in history, having pioneered a spectacular new approach to his instrument in a band whose rock ’n’ roll exploits were legendary. 

Born in 1991, Wolfgang first picked up the guitar and then the bass in his mid-teens, and joined Van Halen a few years later when the group – also featuring his uncle Alex Van Halen on drums, and singer Dave Lee Roth – had split from their long-time bassist Michael Anthony.

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