Eddie Van Halen Rumours Dismissed By Son Wolfgang

Carla Harmon
October 29, 2020

Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown of Pasadena will publicly memorialize the iconic guitar great, however, due to coronavirus regulations, the city is unsure how to move forward with the service.

Responding to a screenshot shared on Twitter of an alleged update on the band's status and new line up, Wolfgang tweeted, "This is just a sh-ty lie attempting to capitalize on these bad times".

The screenshot in question placed Eddie as the new guitarist, Michael Anthony as bassist and Sammy Hagar as the lead singer and his uncle Alex Van Halen as the new drummer. This rumor also alleges Eddie Van Halen gave his son and brother his "blessing" to continue the band without him. 26, 2020, directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who died of cancer October 6, 2020, at age 65.


With his distinctive solos, Eddie Van Halen propelled his band to the top of the charts starting in the late 1970s with their self-titled debut album and then with the blockbuster record "1984", which contains the classics "Jump", "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher".

Following the 65-year-old Van Halen co-founder's death earlier this month, fans had been speculating that Wolfgang - now the bassist for the band - could be taking over his dad's position as lead guitarist. "Please stop with this", Wolfgang wrote in sharing the post.

He added: "Anyone peddling this shit is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family".


The rumors emerged less than a month after Wolfgang announced on social media that his father passed away at the age 65 after a years-long battle with cancer.

"My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss".


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