David Lee Roth Slams Eddie Van Halen’s Son, Wolfgang Van Halen


Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth blew hot at the band’s bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who is also Eddie Van Halen’s son. David exposed some of Wolfgang’s inadequacies during the tour, noting that he was complaining the entire tour. “This f—in’ kid,” he exclaimed.

According to David, Wolfgang is fond of complaining to everybody around me—- the business manager, the security guy, the clothing lady. “He’s complaining the entire tour like I’m not paying enough attention to him on stage,” he added.

David Lee Roth recounts Wolfgang Van Halen’s misdeeds

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During David’s verbal rampage, he recalled how Wolfgang “commandeered a couple of monkeys to go in back, behind my back, over to the side of the stage and throw out these two great dames that I invited to be my guests to the show” during a show in New York. “In fact, you aren’t gonna believe this s—. This f—in’ kid,” David exclaimed.

David claimed that Wolfgang, like his uncle, “stiffed” people for tickets in the past. Wolfgang has come forward in the past to address assumptions people have of him due to his parent’s fame. “With the name or just having the parents that I have, people assume that I’m an unmotivated person who is just comfortable in doing nothing and coasting on what has come before with what my name entails. And I’m anything but that,” he told Billboard.

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17 May 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada – David Lee Roth. 2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia

The Van Halen feuds

Van Halen has not always been a band without disputes, particularly since David himself pulled out in the ‘80s and returned in 1996 only to see himself out again. Sammy Hagar also left in 1996 after joining in 1985, however, he returned briefly in 2003.

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In 2007, Eddie replaced founding bandmate Michael Anthony with Wolfgang, who became a member of the group until his father died in 2020, and they split up. The group’s feud became more obvious when only Sammy and Anthony showed up during their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.


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