Wolfgang Van Halen's debut single, Distance, is dedicated to his father

Eddie Van Halen (R) and Wolfgang Van Halen perform onstage at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 13, 2015 in Wantagh, New York
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/Solters)

Update (11.16): Wolfgang Van Halen has now officially released Distance.

The first solo album from Wolfgang Van Halen – son, of course, of the late Eddie Van Halen – has been many, many years in the making. This coming Monday (November 16) though, the world will finally get a taste of the long-anticipated album in the form of its first single, Distance.

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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.