In an interview with Howard Stern, his first for the reason that dying of his father final month, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about their life collectively and debuted a brand new tribute track, “Distance,” which introduced Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers to tears.
Van Halen, generally known as “Wolfie,” cleared up rumors he was taking his father’s place because the band’s guitarist.
“You possibly can’t have Van Halen with out Eddie Van Halen. I am not my dad. I am not going to switch him,” he stated. “I’ve spent my life ensuring I am not like him and I am my very own individual.”
He added that outdoors of a potential tribute present sooner or later and archival releases additional down the road, Van Halen is completed.
“I haven’t got a dad anymore and I am coming to phrases with that,” he continued. “So, I feel followers can come to the phrases with the truth that we’re not going to have Van Halen anymore. The music goes to reside on perpetually however you may’t proceed with out Eddie Van Halen.”
On coping along with his loss, he advised Stern: “I am terrible. It is horrible. Day by day, man. Some days are higher than others. The ache continues to be there all the time, however you simply type of work out how one can carry it a bit higher as time goes on. But it surely’s all the time gonna damage.”
He added, “That is the present and the curse of it. We had such a detailed connection and now, for the remainder of my life, there isn’t any manner I will by no means give you the chance to consider him it doesn’t matter what I do — which is sweet but additionally hurts loads.”