Wolfgang Van Halen “almost finished” with new Mammoth WVH record

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Wolfgang Van Halen is giving fans some good news about the next Mammoth WVH album, telling Total Guitar that he’s “almost finished” with the record. Like Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut, Wolfgang plays all the instruments on the record — and he doesn’t understand why that bothers people. 

“Some people try to turn me playing everything into a negative thing, which surprises me,” he shares. “It’s like they think I won’t let other people play on it or something like that. But really this is what Mammoth is and always has been – it’s my artistic expression.” 

He adds, “I’ve been in bands before where you collaborate and that’s not what this is. I have a live band but in the studio I do everything and have a fun time doing it. I enjoy being able to express myself musically in every avenue.” 

As for what fans can expect, Van Halen notes, “It will always sound a bit similar, I guess, because the same dude is writing it!” However, “I think on this current material, you can hear me challenging myself a bit more. I’ve gotten more confident and I know what the project is now, rather than trying to figure out what it was from the start, like on the first one.”

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