Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Tops Rock Charts; The lyric video for “You’re to Blame” has debuted
Since its debut in mid-November, “Distance” has been a huge hit for Mammoth WVHthe musical project led by Wolfgang Van Halen.
His heartfelt musical tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen, “Distance” was the first glimpse of Wolfgang’s music since the passing of his father in October and the introduction of his solo album, which had been in the works for some time. .
Now, the single’s continued success and attention to the project has seen “Distance” top the MediaBase and BDS Active Rock Radio charts, according to an announcement Wednesday.
“The response to ‘Distance’ has been incredibly overwhelming,” Wolfgang Van Halen said in a statement. “The overwhelming support from everyone on the radio who played the song and from all the fans who called to request it was more than I could have imagined. Thank you to everyone who helped me get my first song number 1. I wish Pop was there to see it.
“Distance” was not originally intended for inclusion on Mammoth WVH’s upcoming self-titled debut album, but has since been added as a bonus track due to its popularity. The album is due out June 11.
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The aggressive rocker “You’re To Blame” is another song shared before the album:
The list of tracks from the album:
1. Mr. Ed
2. Horribly fair
4. Don’t back down
6. You will be the only one
9. The Overview
10. Think about it
11. You are to blame
14. Distance (bonus track)
This is truly a solo project for Wolfgang Van Halen, as he wrote all the music and performed all the instrumentation and vocals throughout. As for a live version of the band, Mammoth WVH will perform “Distance” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY February 19, with Wolfgang backed by Ronnie Ficarro (bass/vocals), Jon Jourdan (guitars/vocals), Frank Sidoris (guitars) and Garret Whitlock (drums).
This project had been in the works for some time, but the news of his father’s cancer progression stopped it for the time being:
Wolfgang Van Halen has been preparing for some time to release the music of his solo band Mammoth WVH. This plan was changed when his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen called him and told him his cancer had returned. Wolfgang decided to put everything on hold to be with his father throughout his battle.
Wolfgang Van Halen explained in a statement:
“As my dad continued to battle various health issues, I imagined what my life would be like without him and how terribly I would miss him. Although the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate the thought of having a profound loss in one’s life.
“I never wanted ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my dad would be there to celebrate its release. It’s for him. I love you and I miss you dad.