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Wolfgang Van Halen Has Run-In with Boy Band One Direction

By all accounts, Wolfgang Van Halen has been having a ball on the road with Tremonti in recent weeks, filling in while his father recovers from emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis.

But it would appear that Wolfgang and his bandmates had an unpleasant run-in with the boy band One Direction at a hotel in England earlier this week.

Writing on Twitter, Wofgang said, "Fun fact: Was just insulted by that shitty boy band [One Direction] in the lobby of our hotel this morning!"

He would continue, "No joke. That ACTUALLY happened. That group of kids in One Direction were dickheads to [Eric Friedman], [Garrett Whitlock] and I. They must call themselves that because all of their hair points in #OneDirection."

Drummer Garrett Whitlock took the last word on the matter, Tweeting, "Had a run in with some boy band in the hotel lobby. No worries. I can't take a insult from someone who doesn't even write there own tunes."

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.