Wolfgang Van Halen (EVH's son) releases first solo songs "Distance" and "You're to Blame"

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Onions and shit up in here :(



    And here's a more straightfoward rock song.

     
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    Is that Wolfgang singing? He has a great voice.
     
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    I'm a sopping wet mess after watching Distance.

    Tomorrow it'll be 6 years since we moved into our house, the house that my dad made possible after I lost him on Feb 2, 2014 to cirrhosis of the liver. He left me a house in Ca. that was paid for and I sold it to put the down on our current home, and I wouldn't be a homeowner if it weren't for his hard work and sacrifice. The drawback to the blessing of having my own home is the loss reminded daily that there is an empty seat at the table within that house.

    Wolfie gets my mad respect for being his own musician, he is incredibly talented and the nice thing that he's done with it is to make it his own and not just rehash another VH lineup.

    What moved me most as I watched that video is just how much he is a son who loved his father dearly and the fact that his father loved him dearly.

    I miss my dad dearly.
     
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    He did everything apparently. Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, etc.

    But yeah, it's him. If you listen to Van Halen or Tremonti live with him, you can hear it. Even though he got shat on for replacing Michael Anthony, Wolfie's got a legit GREAT voice.
     
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    That’s impressive, I didn’t know that.
     
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    The production is impressive too, his vocals are so well recorded, as is everything else.
     
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    I think Elvis Baskette did the production. You're To Blame sounds like it was ripped from a radio feed, but it still sounds immense.
     
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    The solo sounds very Tremonti-ish...wouldn't be surprised if Mark played that solo on "you're to blame"
     
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    This reminds me a lot of John Bush-era Anthrax. I dig John Bush-era Anthrax.
     
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    Yeah I did not expect Distance, hit like freight train. That father and son bond was there 100% and he totally put it out there in his own way, great song and great video. I agree with the OP, onions and shit...I'm not crying, you're crying!
     
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    Wolfie has said there's no guests at all on the album. He performed every part and the only other person involved was Elvis Baskette.
     
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    That's damn good stuff! Both songs are meat-and-potatoes, but really well-crafted meat and potatoes.
     
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    I can hear what you mean, but yeah, I really think Wolfie wanted this to be 100% him doing everything.

    Also yeah, Wolfie is VERY close to Mark, so I wouldn't be surprised if his own style rubbed onto Wolfie.
     
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    Damn that was a hard watch. Makes me want to grab my son out of preschool and just hold him.
     
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    Watched the Distance video, was choked up, then the voicemail at the end broke me, then tonight telling my wife about it and I got choked up all over again! Really touching homage to a father and sons relationship that clearly had the kind of bond every parent would dream of having with their kid(s), a side to a guitar genius that was a privilege to see actually
     
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    Jesus I was not ready to open this thread today.

    Legit production, very well executed. I hope Wolfie succeeds in his own way, on his own terms. He has legitimate talent and skill, with or without the last name.
     
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    Both songs were great
    But that video for distance got me bawling
     
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    What's up with "You're to Blame?" It's been deleted.
     
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    Distance is a beautiful song
     
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    Probably taken down by the label.
     

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