Wolfgang Van Halen Creates Loving Tribute To Father Eddie Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen Creates Loving Tribute To Father Eddie Van Halen | I Love Classic Rock Videos

Van Halen in the "Distance" music video - Mammoth WVH / Youtube

Wolfgang Van Halen chooses his solo debut single, “Distance”, to be a tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen. The song is credited to his new band’s name, Mammoth WVH.

In a press release statement, Wolfgang said, “I never anticipated ‘Distance’ would be the first song of mine that people would hear. But I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release along with me.”

The Van Halen progeny joined his father’s band in 2007 for its reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth, taking the place of original bassist Michael Anthony. He was also instrumental in bringing the band back into the studio for the 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen’s first release in 14 years and the first in almost three decades with Diamond Dave back on vocals.

Eddie Van Halen succumbed to cancer on October 6, 2020, after what Wolfgang described as a “long and arduous” bout against it. He wrote the song during that period and was able to play it for Eddie before he passed away.

“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While this song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their own life,” Wolfgang said of the song.

Below is the lyric to the song “Distance” by Wolfgang Van Halen.

I’m so happy
You found a place
That’s better for you
Than this rock we’re living on
I’m so nervous
Don’t know my place
A life without you, I’m not ready to move on
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
I’m so tired
Can’t see your face
My memory of you
Slowly fades when I go on
I’m still crying
Don’t want this place
A world without you
I don’t think I’ll ever move on
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK
No matter what the distance is you’ll be OK

I’m so happy, you found a place

 

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