David Lee Roth Mocks Eddie Van Halen’s Son Wolfgang in Bizarre Video
For many years, there were tensions between Van Halen band members and although the band has broken up, it seems the drama is still ongoing. Singer David Lee Roth took to YouTube to speak about the late Eddie Van Halen‘s son Wolfgang Van Halen. Prior to Eddie’s death in 2020, Wolfgang played bass in Van Halen with his dad and the other members from 2007 to 2015. He now performs with his own band called Mammoth WVH.
Roth’s video, titled “This Crazy Kid..” starts with a mock interview, apparently calling Wolfgang “Jesus Christ.” A fake Wolfgang says, “Bro, I want people to know I got this job because of my talent. I would have this job anyway, even if my dad wasn’t God. I just want people to know I got this job because of my talent.”
The video continues mocking Wolfgang for benefiting from nepotism and calls him “this f—– kid and a “schlemiel” (“fool” in Yiddish). He said that Wolfgang complained the entire tour that Roth wasn’t paying enough attention to him onstage and that he ordered for an accountant to be removed backstage after mistaking her for Roth’s girlfriend.
At the time of posting, Wolfgang has not responded to the bizarre video and allegations but in the past, he was careful not to name Roth directly when talking about the band. In 2022, he did imply that Roth was the reason a tribute concert for Eddie Van Halen never happened. He said, “There are some people that make it very difficult to do anything when it comes to Van Halen. From my time in Van Halen, there was always some stuff that gets in the way from just making music and having a good time. And, I think that’s what happened…. The fact that in my tenure, in Van Halen, we managed to do three tours, put an album of original material and a live album out is a f—— miracle… Apparently, some people are too full of themselves to let other people have a good time.”
Yikes! Stay tuned to see if Wolfgang responds.