Wolf is the son of the actress and guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen who were married for 20 years from 1981 to 2001. Sadly, Eddie passed away in October 2020 from a long-term battle with throat cancer. The couple shared just one child together, and even by Bertinelli’s Instagram account name, you can tell she’s a proud and supportive mom. Valerie’s Instagram handle is titled “wolfiesmom.”
Additionally, yesterday she shared a sweet post beaming with pride about her son’s opening spot for Guns N’ Roses. Wolf Van Halen recently came out with his first solo album under the name Mammoth WVH. He wrote every song on his debut album that came out in June, and also played every instrument. Now, he’s joined the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses on tour as the opening act.
Bertinelli shared a short edited clip of herself at the Boston Red Sox‘s famous ballpark. The clip opens up with a picture of Valerie and Wolf standing together at Fenway Park when Wolfgang was still a teenager. Then the video changes to footage of Bertinelli panning around the middle of the field before fans entered the stadium. She then shared a clip of Wolf Van Halen and his bandmates taking a bow following their opening set.
“The last time @wolfvanhalen and I were at #fenwaypark was 04’! Now look at my boy!” Bertinelli said of her son, Wolf Van Halen, on Instagram.
Wolf Van Halen Calls It ‘An Absolute Honor’ to Tour with Guns N’ Roses
On Saturday, Wolf Van Halen’s band Mammoth WVH opened up for Guns N’ Roses during the first show of their tour. The iconic rockers hit the stage for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. Guns N’ Roses, along with Mammoth WVH, performed in front of a packed crowd at Hersheypark Stadium on July 31. Considering it’s the first major tour of Wolf’s solo career, it’s a big deal to be opening for the likes of Guns N’ Roses.
As the son of guitar god Eddie Van Halen, Wolf’s band seemed like a solid choice for an opening act. He shared a humble post thanking the fans and the members of Guns N’ Roses for the opportunity to perform with them.
“I just want to thank all of you guys, and Guns N’ Roses, for this wonderful opportunity,” Wolf Van Halen also told the crowd, according to a Penn Live article.
“You guys rule,” he said as his band finished their set with the song “Epiphany.”
In addition, the following afternoon after the show, Wolf posted similar thoughts on Twitter. He called it an “honor to be here” and thanked each fan for attending the concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania.