“You have to take what he says with a grain of salt. He also said he wrote Eruption and came up with the Frankenstein stripes”: Wolfgang Van Halen responds to David Lee Roth jibes – and says a Van Halen tribute tour is “impossible”

Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth
(Image credit: MICHAEL TRAN/AFP / Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Wolfgang Van Halen has responded to comments recently made by David Lee Roth, in which he claimed the Mammoth WVH leader displayed antisocial behavior and poor decision-making during Van Halen’s final tour.

Wolfgang was sounded out about the “uncomfortable topic” while in conversation with The Morning X With Barnes & Leslie. During the interview, one of the hosts pointedly asked, “What the hell is going on with the hatred from David Lee Roth?”

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.