For those who follow Wolf Fan Halen, the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, on social media, you know the rocker isn’t afraid to share his thoughts.
He is currently carrying on his own legacy as the man responsible for the one-man band, Mammoth WVH. He is currently on tour with Guns N’ Roses right now as he performs songs from his recently released debut album.
Many fans have spoken out regarding Wolf’s connection to his father following his death. For example, he has been asked to play old Van Halen songs but has refused to do so. Instead, he’s just trying to focus on his current music.
The most iconic moment from that was when he said, “I’m not fu***ng playing ‘Panama’ for you.”
One fan wrote to him, “Wolfie sure has been vulgar towards his Dad’s fans. You’re so nice and he’s telling people to fu** off about playing his Dad’s music, like somehow everyone is just an as**ole. Used to be such a fan, now it’s like, cra cra like all the rest! So Sad.. like it’s not a thing EV is Dad.”
Wolf Van Halen responded, “It’s always as**oles that have a problem with me telling as**oles to f*** off.”
Wolf Van Halen Response to Critics
He also created an entire Instagram post full of screenshots of him responding to different fans. It seems like this is a battle Wolf will not be letting go of. He shared that, “Some folks have a problem with the way I carry myself and LOVE telling me about it all the time lol.”
One of the most impactful of his screenshot was him saying that social media has become people with his father as their profile picture attacking him and saying “horrible sh**” all the time.
Other people on Instagram immediately had the rocker’s back. John Connolly, known as the guitarist for Sevendust, commented on Wolf Van Halen’s situation. He wrote, “Sadly, the bigger you get, the bigger the target on your back will be. Your Dad was a hero to a lot of folks, but most importantly, you….and regardless of the VH fans out there that do or don’t support you for whatever reason, you know the love and passion your Dad had for your love to make music and make a statement, was the most important thing …..period.”
Wolf Reflects on Dad’s Death
Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, so we’re nearing the one-year anniversary of his death.
Wolf recently shared a photo of the two of them saying that “I can’t believe he’s not here anymore. Still doesn’t feel real.” He also wrote to his father that he was just “doing my best.”
In a heartbreaking note, Wolf Van Halen also shared that his father visits him in his dreams. “I’ve had so many dreams lately where Pop and I are just doing normal things and then I realize it’s a dream, stop whatever I’m doing and hug him for as long as I can until I wake up,” he wrote on Instagram.
The two were exceptionally close and Wolf has said on multiple occasions that he wants to make his father proud.