Wolfgang Van Halen reveals he was asked to play Eruption at the Grammys in tribute to his father, but declined

[L-R] Wolfgang Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Wolfgang Van Halen has taken to Twitter to vent his disappointment at the Recording Academy's “15-second” tribute to his father, Eddie Van Halen.

During the In Memoriam segment at the 63rd Grammy Awards – which were held on Sunday (March 14) – the late guitar icon was highlighted for a few seconds, with his tribute including a lone EVH electric guitar on stage and archive footage of a live solo.

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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.