Wolfgang Van Halen discusses nerves over covering Eddie's guitar parts at Taylor Hawkins tribute concert: “I didn’t even know if I could do it”

Wolfgang Van Halen and Justin Hawkins
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On September 3 and 27, Wolfgang Van Halen performed at Foo Fighters’ tribute shows to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins at London’s Wembley Stadium and LA’s Kia Forum, respectively.

Wolfgang’s time at each concert was limited, mostly due to the sheer number of artists on each bill, and he used his brief time slots to play a pair of Van Halen songs, paying tribute not only to Hawkins, who loved Van Halen’s music, but also his late father, guitar icon Eddie Van Halen.

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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.