Wolfgang Has Started ‘Preliminary’ Work On Mammoth WVH’s Third Album

February 20, 2024

Mammoth WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was recently interviewed on Topeka rock station KDVV/V100 and talked about how he wrote more songs over the holidays! “December, from the 9th to New Year’s, or to January 4th, that was legit time off. We did nothing, and it was the best. But then starting this year, the month of January, I was kind of working on some preliminary sort of ‘Mammoth III’, looking in that direction of the next album. [It’s still] super early, but just kind of preparing my mental capacity for writing for the future.”

Wolfgang mentioned it would be nice to have more time to work on another album, “Yes, I could always use a bit more time. Not how the first one — the first album, I did it over three years, but the second album was only about a month and a half, two months. I think we found this cool new structure, depending on how our schedule fills out, do kind of a month here, a month there, and by the end of the year, maybe we get two to three months of work done over the course of time. And, of course, while I’m on the road, I can always be writing demos and stuff and kind of preparing for that. So yeah, we’re definitely trying to squeeze more time out and make it a bit more comfortable than ‘Mammoth II’ was.”

The first leg of Mammoth WVH’s headlining tour starts tomorrow, February 21 and goes to March 10. Nita Strauss is special guest! The second leg, May 4 to May 17, features Intervals as special guests.

How incredble Wolfgang is already thinking of new music, considering “Mammoth II” was released in August ’23 (recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Wolfgang’s friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.

Mammoth WVH’s touring lineup is as follows: Wolfgang guitar/vocals, Frank Sidoris (Slash) on guitar, Jon Jourdan on guitar/vocals, Garrett Whitlock (Tremonti) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass.

Not that he needed to, but in November 2020, Wolfgang confirmed that he asked his dad, Eddie Van Halen, for permission to use the Mammoth WVH band name (Van Halen was originally called Mammoth). 


Written by Todd Hancock