Wolfgang Van Halen ‘Almost Finished’ Recording Second Mammoth WVH Album
Wolfgang Van Halen was recently interviewed by Total Guitar magazine and confirmed that he’s “almost finished” recording the second Mammoth WVH album. The new album is the follow-up to “Mammoth WVH”, which was released in June 2021.
Wolfgang talked about once again play all the instruments on the new album, “Some people try to turn me playing everything into a negative thing, which surprises me. It’s like they think I won’t let other people play on it or something like that. But really this is what Mammoth is and always has been; it’s my artistic expression.
Van Halen continued, “I’ve been in bands before where you collaborate and that’s not what this is. I have a live band, but in the studio I do everything and have a fun time doing it. I enjoy being able to express myself musically in every avenue.”
Woflgang talked about what you can expect from the new album, “It will always sound a bit similar, I guess, because the same dude is writing it. But I think on this current material, you can hear me challenging myself a bit more. I’ve gotten more confident and I know what the project is now, rather than trying to figure out what it was from the start, like on the first one.”
Mammoth WVH’s first single, “Distance”, reached #1 on the MediaBase and BDS Active Rock Radio charts and is a tribute to Wolfgang’s father, Eddie Van Halen.
Wolfgang asked for his dad’s permission to use the name Mammoth WVH, as it’s the original name of Van Halen, when singer David Lee Roth joined it in 1974.
Mammoth WVH’s touring lineup is Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (Slash) on guitar, Jon Jourdan on guitar and vocals, Garrett Whitlock (Tremonti) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass.
Do you think the new album will once again top MediaBase and BDS Active Rock Radio charts?