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Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH to debut Distance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Wolfgang Van Halen
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Wolfgang Van Halen's solo project Mammoth WVH is set to make its live debut later this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The multi-instrumentalist revealed the news on Twitter on January 30, sharing a black-and-white image with the caption, “See you soon!! 2/11/21 - @JimmyKimmelLive #Distance - Late night television debut.”

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The post all but confirms we'll be getting a live glimpse of Distance, Wolfgang's tear-jerking tribute to his late father and guitar icon, Eddie Van Halen. Wolfgang, of course, played all instruments on the studio recording, but a lineup of guitarist Frank Sidoris, bassist Ronnie Ficarro and drummer Garrett Whitlock will be joining him on stage.

In a statement detailing the track at the time of its release, Wolfgang said, “As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life.”

Eddie Van Halen tragically died in October, 2020 following a long battle with cancer. His passing sparked a widespread outpouring of mourning from the guitar community.

In a Tweet back in December, Wolfgang confirmed Van Halen will never return without his father. “I can confidently say I will NEVER replace my father in Van Halen and tour around the world disrespecting my father’s memory,” it read. ”No EVH = No VH.”

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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.