In another case of the apple not falling far from the tree, the son of Eddie Van Halen, and bassist for the band Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, has completed his debut solo album.
News of the project has been floating along the rumour mill for a few years. Reports also said that the album would be a showcase for Wolfgang’s multi-instrumental talents. He is also doing all the vocals on the album. Wolfgang has been working with with Michael Baskette, who has previous production credits with Slash and Alter Bridge, among others.
Baskette said, “There are no words to describe the sense of excitement and accomplishment of finishing the last mix on this amazing record.” A couple of years ago, Eddie Van Halen also effused positively about the recording: “Wait till you hear his record,” he said. “This isn’t Pop talking – this is real talk. It blew my mind.” He also said that the music was a mix of “AC/DC meets Van Halen meets aggressive pop. … The riffs are catchy. I’ve never heard anything quite like it. It’s so powerful that I’m jealous.”
No title, track listing or release date for the album have been announced yet.