Concerned About Unreleased Van Halen Songs, Wolfgang Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen recently spoke with Brave Words about his thoughts on unreleased Van Halen tracks. When asked if he had any plans to dig into the Van Halen archives and pull tunes for new albums, the rocker replied: “No, no, no—no.” I believe what was released was released. And even my father, when he talked about it, said, ‘I released all the good stuff.’ The material that’s there is things that fell by the wayside, and yes, people would probably find it valuable. But without Dad here, it feels unjust to assume that anything should be… as if that’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.” Wolf stated that deciding to release a song would be a difficult decision, adding:

“I believe that is up to AI at this point?” That would be a difficult decision for me to make if it came down to it. Because, in dad’s words, he “released what he thought was worthy.” I truly don’t appreciate it when certain artists pass away and their families have to deal with everything. That doesn’t seem appropriate to me.” Wolf previously stated that he does not want to enter the vault because his father, Eddie Van Halen, is not present to approve of his choices. He recently told The Messenger that he will keep his father’s music and heritage alive through other ways, such as the guitar and amp firm, but that a Van Halen reunion is unlikely. Wolfgang Van Halen’s interview with Brave Words can be seen here.

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