Wolfgang Van Halen says playing live is the only thing that helps him feel the “energy and closeness” of his late father

Wolfgang Van Halen
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Wolfgang Van Halen has said that playing live has helped him reconnect with his late father, Eddie Van Halen.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone on Mammoth WVH's recently announced co-headline tour with fellow LA rockers Dirty Honey, the multi-instrumentalist says performing onstage is “really the only thing I've got anymore, to feel that energy and that closeness with my dad”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.