Wolfgang Mentions His Dad Eddie Van Halen’s Passion For AC/DC

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Wolfgang Van Halen & Eddie Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of the Van Halen legend Eddie Van Halen, has recently sat down with UCR to mention his father Eddie Van Halen’s love for AC/DC.

Speaking about his father’s love and respect for AC/DC, Wolfgang stated that ‘Down Payment Blues’ was his father Eddie Van Halen’s favorite song. He also said that AC/DC’s Powerage album was a big bond for them.

Asked about the issue, Wolfgang said:

“When I was 12 and graduating sixth grade, I wanted to perform ‘316’ the song my dad wrote for me, at my graduation.

“So, I just learned that song, and from there I took a shine to guitar and tried to learn everything I could.

“He never really tried to push me into any direction. I think the only thing he really introduced to me was AC/DC, the album ‘Powerage’ was a big bond for us.

“‘Down Payment Blues,’ that was my dad’s and my favorite song. But from there I kind of developed my own taste.

“I was really into Blink-182. I played ‘Enema of the State’ nonstop – that’s how I learned the drums.

“It wasn’t until maybe I discovered Tool that I started to see an improvement in my skills by trying to play like Danny Carey.”