Wolf Van Halen posted a heartwrenching photo of his late father, Eddie Van Halen.
On Thursday, August 12, Wolf shared throwback photos of him and his father to Instagram. Anyone that has lost someone close to them at a young age can relate to the feeling where their loved one being gone doesn’t seem real.
“I’ve had so many dreams lately where Pop and I are just doing normal things and then I realize it’s a dream,” he wrote. “Stop whatever I’m doing and hug him for as long as I can until I wake up.”
“I miss the f–k out of him. I can’t believe he’s not here anymore. Still doesn’t feel real. I’m doing my best, Pop,” he concluded.
Wolf spoke with People about how he has dealt with the passing of his father through music.
“His energy is all throughout this place,” Van Halen said of his family’s recording studio. “I’m excited to continue the legacy of filling this place with music.”
Additionally, he added that music has been a “therapeutic thing” for him. He explained that being able to create a tribute to his father “was a very helpful thing for me.”
Aside from music, his father has helped him grieve while remaining functioning and pursuing things that makes him happy despite the extreme sadness.
“The big thing that helps me keep going is my dad,” the Mammoth WVH frontman shared. “Because if I just gave up and stopped and crawled in a hole, which I feel like doing every day, I know he’d be really pissed off at me!”
Wolf Van Halen’s Solo Music Endeavor
He is currently on tour with his band opening up for Guns N’ Roses. Van Halen is following in his father’s footsteps while creating his own path in the industry.
Wolf recently spoke about what makes his band so special and the way that some artists can copout in terms of live concerts.
He said that it’s a copout to use tracks unless its for a part that you can’t replicate while on stage. He explained that he doesn’t enjoy when people use backing tracks for instruments, like real guitars.
“I think that’s lame as hell,” he said. “I think you should just stay home and listen to s–t on Spotify if they’re going to play to tracks like that.”
He appreciates that his band doesn’t use tracks and instead uses their instruments.
“It feels really badass to be like, we don’t have to f–kin’ sit there with tracks,” he continued. “We’re just straight-up doing it. I think it’s important. It’s certainly not perfect all of the time. That’s the point of live performance. It ebbs and flows.”