In a brand new interview with RockSverige, Wolfgang Van Halen was requested if he’s into bands like GOJIRA or MASTODON. He mentioned: “Oh, yeah. I like GOJIRA. And I am loopy about MESHUGGAH. PERIPHERY, I am pals with these guys and so they’re an outstanding band.”
Wolfgang, who performed all devices on the upcoming debut album from his MAMMOTH WVH challenge, was additionally requested if he can work out the MESHUGGAH track “Bleed” on drums. “Oh, yeah. I can play it,” he mentioned. “As a drummer, MESHUGGAH is rather like my favourite as a result of it is like a math downside, as a track. As a drummer, it is actually enjoyable to determine the polyrhythmic stuff occurring in every track. It is a deal with, and I adore it.”
Van Halen went on to substantiate that he has seen the popular YouTube clip of MESHUGGAH‘s lighting man at work throughout a 2012 present in Paris. “Yeah, it is superb,” Wolfgang mentioned. “They have an exquisite dude.”
MAMMOTH WVH‘s self-titled debut album might be launched on June 11 through Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Information.
Wolfgang joined his father Eddie Van Halen in VAN HALEN for the band’s 2007 reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth, changing Michael Anthony.
In November, Wolfgang confirmed that he requested his father for permission to make use of the MAMMOTH WVH band identify for his solo challenge. MAMMOTH WVH is a nod to household historical past — Eddie and Alex Van Halen‘s band was referred to as MAMMOTH when Roth first joined it in 1974.
MAMMOTH WVH‘s touring lineup will characteristic Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass.
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