Van Halen were planning a “kitchen-sink” reunion tour with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth

Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Drummer Alex Van Halen and Guitarist Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
(Image credit: Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images)

Yesterday, Wolfgang Van Halen released Distance, the first single from his new band, Mammoth WVH, and a tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen.

To coincide with the release, Wolfgang appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show for an in-depth interview, where he confirmed that Van Halen had at one point been planning a colossal reunion tour, which would not only incorporate Michael Anthony, but also all three of the band’s singers, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.