Wolfgang Van Halen was in an interview with Washington Post recently. During that interview, Wolfgang Van Halen talked about the ruined Van Halen reunion. He said that this was mainly caused because of his father’s -Eddie Van Halen- health status and of course Covid-19 situations. In his words, this reunion was their “master plan”. However, unfortunately, this never happened.
Legendary songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of the band Van Halen sadly left us in October 2020. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in late 2017, his son Wolfgang said in his interview. After getting diagnosed, the legendary guitarist took trips to Germany to stabilize his condition. With these treatments in Germany, father Van Halen was able to see his son Wolfgang record his solo album. But according to Wolfgang, they were also planning something else. Something that will be the perfect ending and perfect farewell for Eddie Van Halen.
This “kitchen sink” tour was going to reunite primary members of the Van Helen. They were planning to bring back Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, and Sammy Hagar. Gary Cherone was also probably to return for that event. But 2020 brought something that no one expected. The pandemic hit and concerts, tours, and events got canceled. After a few months later, Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this plan never became a real thing, as young Van Halen says.
“The way we figured it, if I were to open for Van Halen, he would come out and play a solo for a song. That would have been the end-all dream.
“I will forever loathe covid and how it was handled, because they stole that moment from me.”
Wolfgang Van Halen talked about this kitchen sink tour in November 2020. They were planning something “amazing” but things didn’t go so well.
Wolfgang Van Halen and Mammoth WVH
After the sad loss of his father, Wolfgang is pursuing his career even if he struggles with his father’s loss. He is about to release his debut album Mammoth WVH. Not only an album release but he will also take part in Guns N’ Roses tour this summer. In the same interview with Washington Post, Wolfgang said that Mammoth WVH was ready and could have come out three years ago. It was the same time around that Eddie got first diagnosed with cancer. Wolfgang cancelled everything back then to be around his dad when he was having a hard time.
Covid-19 hit hard into the music industry and Van Halen by causing this. As Wolfgang stated, this could be something amazing. Please don’t forget to share your comments on this never-happened kitchen sink Van Halen Reunion tour idea.