Wolfgang Van Halen learned Tremonti's entire setlist the night before joining the band on tour

Wolfgang Van Halen performs with Tremonti at The Crofoot on February 21, 2013 in Pontiac, Michigan
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

If you know anything about Wolfgang Van Halen, it's probably that he cut his teeth playing bass guitar for his family's band (you may have heard of them) from 2006 until their dissolution in 2020, following the death of his father, guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

What's slightly less common knowledge is Wolfgang's tenure in the Mark Tremonti-fronted hard rock outfit Tremonti. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.