Eddie Van Halen’s son is on his first major tour with his band Mammoth WVH. Legendary rockers Guns N’ Roses handpicked Van Halen and his band to open up for them on their nationwide tour, which began earlier this summer. Mammoth WVH is Van Halen’s first solo project that came out in June to critical acclaim. In fact, Wolfgang wrote every song and played every instrument on the album that shot up the Billboard rock charts upon its release.
Now, Mammoth WVH is the opener for arguably the biggest band in the world in the late ’80s and early ’90s. He’s posted throughout the tour and shared his appreciation for the opportunity to play before Guns N’ Roses on each stop across the country. However, he typically posts pics and videos of himself and his band performing. This time he was accompanied by two rock icons.
He shared an awesome photo from last night’s concert in Hollywood, Florida at the Hard Rock Live Arena. The pic captures Wolf Van Halen singing between Guns N’ Roses guitar god Slash and longtime bassist Duff McKagan. As the three men huddle around the microphone singing, Wolf is clearly having the time of his life rocking out with the Guns N’ Roses duo.
As he shared on Twitter, he wrote “What a night” with a praying hands emoji. Even for someone who grew up with Eddie Van Halen as his father, you can tell just how much the moment meant to the 30-year-old musician.
Wolfgang Van Halen Shares Message to David Lee Roth After Retirement Announcement
Earlier this week, longtime Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth announced that he is retiring from performing. Wolf knows the singer well and even toured with him as Van Halen’s bassist when he was a young man.
Following the Van Halen frontman’s announcement, many sent out messages of congratulations to Roth. Wolfgang was one of the many to post about the singer’s retirement in a touching message on social media.
“One hell of a run, Dave,” Wolf Van Halen wrote on Instagram.
“Thankful and proud to be a small part of your amazing journey,” he added on Twitter. Each of his social media posts was accompanied by pictures of the pair on stage together.
Roth recently revealed his retirement during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“I’m throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement. You’ve got the news. Share it with the world,” Roth announced.
“The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows,” he added with no further explanations.