Wolfgang Van Halen celebrated the one-year anniversary of his debut album with his Mammoth WVH solo project over the weekend.
In a statement posted to his Twitter reflecting on the milestone, Wolf writes, “Releasing this music was such a huge thing for me in so many different ways.”
“It was exciting, emotional, bittersweet, a relief,” he continues. “It was the culmination of years of work, trial and error, loss, self-doubt, and anxiety. It was a long road that led me to figuring out who I was as my own person and artist. I discovered who I was through the process and arrived at something I could truly be proud of.”
Wolf had been working on Mammoth music for a few years before officially launching the project in November 2020 with the song “Distance” as a tribute to his father, the iconic Eddie Van Halen, who had just died the month before. “Distance” would be included on the self-titled debut Mammoth record, which dropped June 2021.
“I knew it was the right thing to do because it was what Pop wanted,” Wolf writes. “I just wish I could’ve shared the whole experience with him. I know he’d be proud and SO f***ing stoked with how everything has gone thus far.”
The Mammoth WVH journey has so far included two #1 Billboard rock singles, as well as a Grammy nomination.
“I’m blown away with what Mammoth has accomplished this past year and I’m incredibly grateful,” Wolf says. “None of this would’ve happened without the amazing support from all of you. So with all of my heart, I’ve just gotta say…Thank you.”
Wolf adds that he’s returning to the studio in “a few months” to record a second Mammoth album.
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