Wolfgang Van Halen says it's “f**king exhausting” to keep reiterating he'll never play Van Halen songs with Mammoth WVH

Wolfgang Van Halen of Van Halen performs at Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 19, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Image credit: Chris McKay/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Since the passing of Eddie Van Halen, and subsequent rise of Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen has shut down requests from fans for him to play Van Halen songs while onstage with his solo band.

On numerous occasions, he's been vocal about the fact he wishes to build a reputation based on his own music, and not ride on the back of his father's legacy.

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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.