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Wolf Van Halen has had a terrific run in 2021. His long-awaited debut album finally came out last June and earned rave reviews for its catchy hard rock sound that was different from his legendary father's approach. Wolf and the band then hit the road this summer, opening for Guns N' Roses in shows across the country, along with a handful of solo concerts. That tour recently finished, and then there was the announcement that Mammoth WVH will open for the Scorpions in Europe next spring. All in all, not a bad stretch. Not bad at all. We were wondering... Read more →

 

 

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It's been just over a year since Eddie Van Halen died, but it's still hard to believe that the guitar icon is no longer with us. The man reinvented his instrument, both with his playing approach and technical innovations., setting the stage for legions of imitators to try to copy him. He lit up the rock music landscape for almost 50 years, from infamous backyard parties in high school, to Los Angeles clubs, and then arenas around the world. He was a creative force who went through some mind-blowing highs and dark lows during the course of his life. However,... Read more →

 

 

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Wolf Van Halen finally launched his solo music career this year, and he's off to a terrific start. The son of the late great Eddie Van Halen (and nephew of drummer Alex Van Halen) released the first Mammoth WVH album in June. The record makes it clear in no uncertain terms that while Wolf Van Halen comes from a famous music family, he's got his own vision. The talented 30-year-old wrote every song, played every instrument, and sang all of the vocals. Turns out, he's got a great set of pipes with an impressive vocal range that we previously only... Read more →

 

 

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It's all coming together for Wolf Van Halen and his Mammoth WVH solo project. The talented musician released one of the best rock albums in years a few weeks ago, and now he and his new bandmates are rehearsing as they get ready to ht the road with the legendary Guns N' Roses. Mammoth WVH just announced their tour dates from July 31 through October 3. As you might expect, the Guns N' Roses tour will be a busy one this summer and fall, but the most interesting thing is that Mammoth WVH will also be headlining a handful of... Read more →

 

 

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Wolfgang Van Halen faces one hell of a daunting challenge as he sets out to make his own mark on the music industry. The son of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, and nephew of drummer Alex Van Halen, is ready to hit the road with the first album from his solo band, Mammoth WVH. (out now) The record was finished almost three years ago, but it was shelved while Wolfgang looked after his father, who died after battling cancer in 2020. The younger Van Halen apparently thinks now is the time to unleash it on the public. Friends, the music... Read more →

 

 

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We're heading into the final stretch of waiting for Mammoth WVH's debut album to be released on June 11, and now Wolf Van Halen has given the world the title track, "Mammoth" with a new lyric video. It's another win for the talented musician, and our immediate thought is that this should be the opening song for every Mammoth WVH set. Close your eyes, and it's easy to picture each member walking out on stage as the music begins. The guitars and drums grab your attention in the first 30 seconds and don't let go, which is just what a... Read more →

 

 

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We were just sitting here minding our own business, when YouTube's home page suggested we might want to check out Mr. Bungle's cover of the 1980 Van Halen classic, "Loss of Control" from the Women and Children First album. Would we like to listen to that? Hell yeah! It's been more than a while since we've thought about Mr. Bungle, but our gut tells us this will either be terrific or a complete train wreck, with no chance for a middle ground. A quick scan of the band's Wikipedia page tells us that Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian joined singer Mike... Read more →

 

 

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As Mammoth WVH fans continue to eagerly wait for the band's first album to come out on June 11, Wolf Van Halen just released a video for the next single, called "Feel." It's another hard rock winner for the talented musician who continues to demonstrate his own musical identity outside of his legendary family. The other songs we've heard so far reminded us of Tool or Alter Bridge, but "Feel" brings a Mötley Crüe vibe to it with a slightly menacing tone combined with a catchy melody. It's a tight number and yet another reminder of Wolf's versatility, as he... Read more →

 

 

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson is a guitar legend in her own right, blazing a path of hard rock glory with sister Ann and the band Heart since the 1970's. Her first solo album, called You and Me, will be out on May 7, and it includes a tribute to the late great Eddie Van Halen. We were intrigued when we first heard Wilson mention this piece in interviews a few months ago, because she and the guitar icon aren't usually grouped together, with Wilson playing a perhaps more straight-forward blues-based style than Eddie. However, there's no... Read more →

 

 

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One of the things we're most excited about for 2021 is the release of the Mammoth WVH debut album on June 11. As longtime Van Halen fans, we watched Wolfgang Van Halen in action for years with his legendary father and uncle. There's no doubt, the guy's got chops. We've been waiting for years to hear him do his own thing, and the wait is almost over. The early results have been promising, with "Distance," the moving tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen, and the rocking, "You're to Blame." In case you haven't heard, the talented Van Halen played... Read more →

 

 

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