During a recent radio interview, Wolfgang Van Halen has opened up about the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen not receiving the respect it deserves.
Wolfgang explained, “That era of Van Halen doesn’t get any respect, I don’t think. And there’s a lot of amazing songs and just obviously brilliant guitar playing on a lot of that – on all of that stuff – and I think people don’t give it a chance ’cause they fall into that just exhausting ‘this singer is better, this singer is better’ crap, when it’s, like, just give it a chance. There’s some really good stuff in there.”
Separately, when asked about his involvement in reissuing vinyls, Wolfgang said, “Alex Van Halen is, obviously, he’s the head honcho when it comes to making the decisions. Obviously, I default to him on anything that he thinks is the right thing to do. But when it comes to decision-making or at least just kind of helping out, yeah, I am that sort of what would have been my dad’s vote for stuff there with Al. So Al and I are kind of that team.”
Wolfgang is currently touring with his band, Mammoth WVH. They are set to open for Metallica and Pantera later this year.