Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen Discuss Their Relationship, Tour Cancellations (VIDEO)
When asked about his son, Eddie proudly says, “He’s 21 years old, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t do drugs. What more could I ask for?”
Wolfgang, Van Halen’s bassist, replacing longtime member Michael Anthony in 2006, names his guitarist father as his musical hero, telling USA Today, “For me, my inspiration was obviously … you.” Named after classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the 21-year-old seemed destined for musical glory.
Van Halen caused a stir last month when they canceled 30 dates of their summer tour without explanation. “We bit off more than we could chew,” Eddie tells USA Today in the new interview. “This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and that threw the schedule out of whack.”
Check out the entire video interview below.
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Van Halen (remaining dates):
Jun. 14 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Jun. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
Jun. 20 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jun. 22 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Jun. 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jun. 26 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena