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    From The Oakland Press:

    Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
    By Gary Graff
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    Wolfgang Van Halen was Mark Tremonti’s first choice to play bass in the band that plays on his first solo album, 2012’s “All I Was.” But he certainly understood when Van Halen had to go on tour with his other band — Van Halen.

    “It’s not like you can compete with that,” Tremonti says with a laugh.

    But when Brian Marshall, who also plays with Tremonti in the bands Creed and Alter Bridge, couldn’t tour with the Tremonti band for personal reasons, the guitarist’s first call was a no-brainer.

    “I happened to be in New Jersey with Morgan Rose from Sevendust, just kind of hanging out and recording random stuff,” recalls Van Halen, 21, the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli. “We heard Tremonti was having a gig in New York and we really wanted to go, and about three days before Mark gave me a call and asked if I wanted to be part of it.

    “So within an hour I had put all my stuff in a pickup truck and we were rehearsing. We ran through the whole set once and had the show the next day, and it’s just gone from there.”

    The Tremonti gig is an big move for Van Halen, whose position in his father’s band has been viewed with a degree of skepticism since he joined in 2007, replacing popular original bassist Michael Anthony. Van Halen tries to take it all in stride — “There’s definitely a lot of hate out there I try not to acknowledge,” he says. But working in another band certainly bolsters his credibility.

    “He’s an amazing musician,” Tremonti says. “He doesn’t have that Van Halen gig just because his last name is Van Halen. He’s an amazing bass player. He’s also an amazing drummer and guitar player — he’s definitely got a lot of his dad’s genes in him. And he’s got a real sharp mind when it comes to memorizing and learning.”

    Van Halen — who started out playing drums when he was 9 years old — is now considered a full-fledged member of the Tremonti band, which has been writing material for a follow up to “All I Was.” He also remains part of Van Halen, which will play three shows during June in Japan and is reported to be working on a new album. “There’s plenty of ideas lying around and some new stuff that we’ve been working on, too,” Van Halen reports. “You never know what’ll happen.”

    And Van Halen isn’t limiting his ambition to just these two bands. With singing, songwriting and keyboard skills as well, he could certainly make his own album.

    “I’ve always loved the whole Dave Grohl story of how he started Foo Fighters as just a whole demo album by himself,” Van Halen says. “I’d love to do that.” Mostly, however, he is confident he can be as busy as he wants in any number of musical directions.

    “Honestly, this has all just kind of flowed into each other,” he says. “I really don’t have time to think about what I want to do. Stuff just kinda happens, which is great. It’s all just doing what I love; as long as I’m playing music and having a good time, that’s all I really need.”

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    Ey oh, oh ey!
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    No, that is referring to the new album with Mark Stone. There . . . it's on the interwebs . . . it's been reported.
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    If this is true, then we were played mightily.
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    Cool.

    Maybe a new VH album and a Wolfgang solo album, who woulda thunk it?
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    I was just reading this article hopefully this is true.

    I mean Ed and Wolf said last year they were going to and also Ed said there was going to be a surprise for the fans this year.

    I would buy both a new VH album and Wolf solo album
    Janie Liszewski did the IMPOSSIBLE she helped Eddie Van Halen get better. Deal with it.

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    Cool if true!!
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    Someone should let Dave know...

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    Well played!

    Seems Alex too.
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    I probably wouldn't buy a Wolfgang solo album, but I'd definitely listen to it on Spotify or something.

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    Wolf is starting to answer the same as his dad. all these riffs blah blah blah, you never know blah blah blah.

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    “He’s an amazing musician,” Tremonti says. “He doesn’t have that Van Halen gig just because his last name is Van Halen.




    Oh really Mark?

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    The 3 VHs are writing music, but haven't contacted Dave. It's pretty much the same thing, same way of operating that's been going on since 1999. That's already 14 years. They're pretty much set in their ways.
    The singer in their mind is an afterthought, a necessary evil that they deal with as late as they can in the creative process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    The 3 VHs are writing music, but haven't contacted Dave. It's pretty much the same thing, same way of operating that's been going on since 1999. That's already 14 years. They're pretty much set in their ways.
    The singer in their mind is an afterthought, a necessary evil that they deal with as late as they can in the creative process.


    Personally, I really don't see how this is a problem.

    Many bands work this way. They don't sit in a room and write.

    Dave was able to bring in a few completed songs (ie: "Ice crea... I mean "Stay Frosty") ... PLus, he wrote new lyrics on his own for the old tracks... and things turned out really well.

    A noisy rehearsal room is not exactly the best place to write your best lyrics... Just as the sitting in a living room with a singer isn't always the best place come up with great guitar riffs.

    I really don't see what the big deal is here.

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    I think for a lot of fans there is a romantic belief that their band is all best friends that get together, enjoy each others company and go into a room for two weeks and bang out an album.

    Especially since Van Halen was once that kind of band with DLR and again for a little bit with Sam. The reality for most bands is that it is either a business relationship or they tolerate each other for the money.

    At this point in time, I think they just get along better with DLR (which means they also are a special kind of crazy), and they know they can make more money with DLR on the mic.

    No proof of any of what I just wrote, just my bullshit Dr. Phil $0.02.
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