WATCH: Wolfgang Van Halen releases a new song in tribute to his father Eddie

Rock News 17/11/2020

Wolfgang Van Halen has just dropped a new single, 'Distance', a tribute to his late dad, Eddie Van Halen.

The song was released under the name Mammoth WVH, check out the new video below.

The video ends with a beaut message from Eddie to Wolfgang saying, "I'm just so happy to have you as my son and I'm so proud of you. I love you so much - call me if you get a chance. I wanna hear your voice, okay? I love you, bye."

Wolfgang had mentioned that he decided to release the track last month and that the song was initially written for his debut album, "but was going to be held for a later time".

"As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I'd miss him. While this song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their own life."

The lad also added that he never thought 'Distance' would be the first song people would hear. "... but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release along with me," he says.