Wolfgang Van Halen of Mammoth WVH recently spoke with the Everblack podcast on the two sides of playing in Van Halen. The rocker joined the band at the age of 15 in 2006, replacing the previous bassist, Michael Anthony. So, when asked if that was a big duty, Wolfgang said: “Yeah, I think there were both positives and negatives.” I believe it drove me to mature swiftly at such a young age. I don’t think I could be an ordinary 15-year-old at 15. So, in a way, I couldn’t be a regular adolescent after that happened, and I think I encountered a lot of things that most kids that age wouldn’t ordinarily experience.
” He went on, explaining whether he had any career regrets: “But that’s my story, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.” It’s what has gotten me to where I am in life. It was crucial for me to be present and support my father, and it was all I could think about. And being able to spend so much time playing with my family is something I’ll never forget.” Wolfgang’s second solo album, ‘Another Celebration at the End of the World,’ was released in August; and the young rocker continues to tour both with his live band and as an opening act for other artists, as he joins Metallica on their M72 tour, with Pantera.