Amid a tempest stirred on digital platforms, Wolfgang Van Halen finds himself entangled with David Lee Roth, a saga persisting for a fortnight. A recent dialogue on 94.3 The Shark illuminated this when the presenter extolled his adoration for Mammoth WVH’s tune ‘I’m Alright,’ segueing into the discord. Wolfgang received accolades from the interviewer:
“This anthem serves as a subtle rebuke to the detractors, and I must laud your spirit, my friend. Hailing from New York, we’re adept at standing our ground and retaliating, and I’d advise against crossing you in any online arena.”
Upon the mention of the track being a tacit rebuff to critics, Wolfgang’s response was a grin, a tacit acknowledgment. His silence towards Roth’s provocations on social platforms suggests this might have been his retort.
The discord traces back to Wolfgang’s allegation that his sole album with the ensemble, ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ was ostracized from mainstream streaming outlets, a consequence of Roth’s aversion. Following this claim, Roth broadcasted a video, ‘This Crazy Kid..,’ lambasting the bassist for dismissing his guests at a New York gig during their final tour. Roth further insinuated that Wolfgang had lamented the lack of spotlight shared with him on stage. Subsequently, Roth issued another video, feigning an apology, which later revealed its insincerity.
Amidst the barrage of criticisms from the Van Halen virtuoso, claiming WVH’s inattention during their collaborative tour, Wolfgang chose to address only the remarks he deemed slanderous, maintaining silence thereafter. Eventually, he spoke of the internal band controversies but refrained from directly engaging with Roth’s allegations.
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