Wolfgang Van Halen has reached the top of the charts with his hugely successful ‘Mammoth WVH’ album. Following its release on June 11, the album has hit No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts, as well as No. 2 on the Top Album Sales and Current Album Sales lists, and at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. Van Halen said on social media: “I’m blown away and eternally grateful for the support you’ve all given me. This is absolutely crazy. Thank you (Like seriously… a DEBUT ROCK album getting a top 15 placement on the Billboard Top 200 in 2021?! Absolutely insane. You are all incredible.)”
Van Halen debuted the album’s lead single “The Distance” – a tribute to his late father Eddie Van Halen – last fall to critical acclaim and huge popularity. Wolfgang writes all the songs and performs all of the instrumentation and vocals for Mammoth WVH. Said Wolfgang: “The name Mammoth is really special to me. Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much. I’m so thankful that my father was able to listen to, and enjoy the music I made. Nothing made me happier than seeing how proud he was that I was continuing the family legacy.”
Mammoth WVH will hit the road this summer, joining Guns N’ Roses for a tour of US stadiums.
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