Wolfgang Van Halen.
Over the last few days there’s been a lot of searches for the junior member of Van Halen IV, the one part inevitable to the three parts original*, getting to this place.
Well the reunion shows in Dallas, Cincinnati, Raleigh, and Baltimore were postponed a number of days back and rescheduled for later dates as Eddie is, as his physician puts it, “undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures.”
Well why the searches for Wolfgang? Apparently Eddie is rumoured to be back in rehab after a big bust up with his 17 year old son…
It was the big what-if of the tour – whether Eddie could stay sober.
Wolf hates it when his dad drinks. He knew Eddie was drunk onstage that night, and was acting cold to him, which set Eddie off. Eddie went berserk and started yanking guitar cables from the pedal boards and throwing cigarettes around onstage.
At the end of the concert, Eddie was so mad at Wolf, he punched the amp speaker, knocking it over.An insider
Ed’s ex-wife, Wolfies mother, Valerie Bertinelli has come out to reassure fans that the guitarist is fine and the tour will continue…
I just talked to him a couple of days ago. I understand the curiosity – I was curious until I talked to him. He sounds terrific.
He’s just being very pro-active. It’s not as awful as people think it is. I’m so proud of him right now. He sounded terrific, and hopefully they’ll start back up again on the 11th. Valerie Bertinelli
Though of course there was that speculation that Val’s trawl round the chat shows hawking her book with a few juicy revelations didn’t help Ed’s battle with the bottle.
So folks searching for Wolfie and end up hear reading old, pessimistic, posts about the stalled start of the reunion tour, which has lasted longer and probably been more successful than many thought and how to slap some stripes on a Wah Wah pedal to call it an Eddie Van Halen signature model.
Hopefully Ed will get over this latest hiccup, back on tour and maybe just maybe they might head beyond the North American coastline.
*That’s how David Lee Roth has been introducing them on the reunion tour.