Wolfgang Van Halen Says The Van Halen Camp Is Too “Dysfunctional” To Organize A Tribute Concert

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Wolfgang Van Halen discussed the possibility of a Van Halen tribute show once again. According to him, the band’s camp is too “dysfunctional” to plan anything.

Wolfgang said the following about a possible tribute:

“I think I already did it with the Taylor Hawkins tributes. I feel a lot of closure because my part of the show was a tribute to my father.

When it comes to Van Halen and entities surrounding the band it’s unfortunate, certainly compared to Foo Fighters who have their shit together with interpersonal relationships.

I don’t know what it is with some bands but certain personalities just can’t get over themselves to work collectively for one purpose. That’s been the curse of Van Halen for its entire career. So my playing at the Taylor shows delivered that catharsis without the stresses of dealing with the Van Halen camp, and the players involved. Their camp is very dysfunctional — everyone! Hell, it was difficult to make plans even when the band was active.”

He also added the following when asked about recent comments from Sammy Hagar, who said he would “love to play those songs again”:

“He said that, but he also said he wouldn’t. Sammy said two different things. No… I feel that I’ve said my piece, and if the Taylor concerts are all that happens then I’m happy with that.”

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