Wolfgang Van Halen Finishes Tracking Drums For New Mammoth WVH Album

Wolfgang Van Halen has offered an update on the new Mammoth WVH album. The musician says he has already finished tracking drums for the effort.

Mammoth WVH Begin Recording New Album

Wolfgang Van Halen has officially started the recording process for his next Mammoth WVH album. The effort is expected to be released in 2023.

Wolfgang commented yesterday (October 3):

“On December 28th 2014, I was getting ready to start tracking what would become the first Mammoth album. I had been practicing drums in the studio when Pop came in, grabbed my bass and started jamming with me. It was so much fun. It’s little moments like these I feel I took for granted. Moments that I can’t have anymore.

As I’m getting ready to start tracking the 2nd Mammoth album tomorrow (I’ve been in pre-production the past month) I can’t stop thinking about this moment and how he won’t be around for it this time. I’m still not used to it. I don’t know when or if I’ll ever get used to it.

It’ll be 2 years in 3 days and I don’t feel any different. All of these emotions just kinda sitting in me at all times. Sometimes it’s easier to carry, other times (like right now) it isn’t. His pride is what keeps me going, but without him here it’s easy to get lost. Easy to get stuck in my head. Easy to fall into that familiar cycle of doubt and self-loathing.

Somehow, I’ve figured out how to keep going. Music is all I have left when it comes to feeling close to him anymore. But knowing he won’t be here this time to laugh, jam and hang throughout the whole process is tough now that I’ve gotten here. All I can do is try my best and continue to be the son he was proud of.

I just miss my dad.”

Mammoth WVH To Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album In November

Wolfgang Van Halen will be digitally releasing a deluxe edition of his debut Mammoth WVH on November 11. The effort’s first single, “Talk & Walk,“ can be streamed below. That song was previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album.

“Mammoth WVH” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “Mr. Ed”
02. “Horribly Right”
03. “Epiphany”
04. “Don’t Back Down”
05. “Resolve”
06. “You’ll Be The One”
07. “Mammoth”
08. “Circles”
09. “The Big Picture”
10. “Think It Over”
11. “You’re to Blame”
12. “Feel”
13. “Stone”
14. “Distance”
15. “Talk & Walk”
16. “As Long As You’re Not You”
17. “Goodbye”

Wolfgang Van Halen Shares 2015 Performance Of Van Halen’s “Eruption” In Honor Of The Track’s 45th Anniversary

Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of the late great Eddie Van Halen, has commemorated the 45th anniversary of Van Halen’s “Eruption” by sharing footage of himself performing the track in 2015. You can check that out below. In other news, Wolfgang has also confirmed that he will begin work on a new Mammoth WVH album “next week.”

Alter Bridge Announce European/UK Tour With Halestorm & Mammoth WVH

Alter Bridge have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Halestorm and Mammoth WVH will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
11/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Falkoner Center
11/04 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
11/05 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/07 Katowice, POL – MCK
11/09 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
11/11 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Universum
11/14 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sports Arena
11/16 Paris, FRA – Palais Des Sports
11/18 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
11/20 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
11/22 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/23 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/25 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
11/26 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
11/28 Vienna, AUT – Wiener Stadthalle
11/30 Cologne, GER – Palladium
12/01 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
12/05 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint
12/06 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
12/08 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
12/09 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
12/11 Birmingham, UK – RWA
12/12 London, UK – O2 Academy

Mammoth WVH Drop Off Remaining Dates Of “Young Guns” Tour Due To Positive COVID-19 Cases

Mammoth WVH have dropped off the remaining dates of their “Young Guns” tour due to positive COVID-19 cases within their camp. Despite this, Dirty Honey will still play the shows as planned.

Wolfgang Van Halen commented:

“After an incredible weekend in Las Vegas with my family for the GRAMMYS, I flew back yesterday to meet up with my band and crew in North Carolina to continue the Young Guns tour.

This morning as everyone took COVID tests to re establish the bubble that has served us on the tour, we came to find that members of our band and crew who didn’t travel with me were positive. I have tested negative via rapid and PCR tests for the last 5 days in preparation for the GRAMMYS and still continue to do so.

With only 6 shows left in the tour, it breaks my heart that we unfortunately won’t be able to continue. Mammoth WVH will do our very best to make up the dates that we missed to the fans in those markets in the future.”

Underoath, Mammoth WVH, Candlebox, Etc. Pay Musical Tributes To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Various artists have been honoring the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) with special performances during their recent live shows. You can find some of those tributes below:

Underoath covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in St. Petersburg, FL:

Mammoth WVH covering Foo Fighters “My Hero” for Hawkins in Boston, MA:

Candlebox covering Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” for Hawkins in Dallas, TX:

Daughtry and Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in New Orleans, LA:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators dedicating “Starlight” to Hawkins in Orlando, FL:

Elton John dedicating “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Hawkins in Des Moines, IA:

Liam Gallagher dedicating Oasis’ “Live Forever” to Hawkins in London, UK:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) dedicating “Kill Me Like You Love Me” to Hawkins in Laughlin, NV:

Miley Cyrus dedicating “Angels Like You” to Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts dedicating “Fragile” to Hawkins in Brookhaven, GA:

Halestorm Announce May U.S. Tour With Stone Temple Pilots, Mammoth WVH, & Black Stone Cherry

Halestorm have announced a May headlining tour. Stone Temple Pilots, Mammoth WVH, and Black Stone Cherry will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Stone Temple Pilots, Mammoth WVH, and Black Stone Cherry:

05/10 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
05/11 Casper, WY – Ford Wyoming Center

With Mammoth WVH and Black Stone Cherry:

05/13 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove
05/14 Wichita, KS – Wave

With Stone Temple Pilots and Black Stone Cherry:

05/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/18 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!

Halestorm:

05/21 St. Louis, MO – Pointfest
05/22 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockfest

With Stone Temple Pilots and Black Stone Cherry:

05/24 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
05/25 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Theater
05/28 Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amp
05/30 Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amp

Watch Mammoth WVH Perform New Song “I Don’t Know At All” & Cover Of Alice In Chains’ “Them Bones” In Salt Lake City, UT

During Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH show in Salt Lake City, UT last night (February 21), the musician pulled out some surprises including a new song titled “I Don’t Know At All” and a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Them Bones.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Mammoth WVH Premiere “Epiphany” Music Video

Wolfgang Van Halen has shared a new video for “Epiphany” from his Mammoth WVH solo project. That track appears on Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut album, which was released last year. Wolfgang commented:

“‘Epiphany’ is the song that I always say best represents the core sound of Mammoth WVH. The song was easily the biggest unreleased track and has resonated most with the fans since the album was released last June. That was why it made sense to be a single now. It is also one of the most fun to play live and I can’t wait to get back out on the road and play it on the ‘Young Guns’ tour.”