Wolfgang Van Halen revealed that he used his dad Eddie Van Halen‘s legendary signature “Frankenstein” guitar during the sessions for his upcoming Mammoth WVH debut set.
When asked by Guitar World if he used any of his father’s gear on the new album, he said, “Yeah, a handful of it. I played the original Frankenstein on the solo on ‘Mammoth’ and on ‘Feel.’ You feel the history. It’s kind of terrifying holding it, just because arguably it is the most famous guitar in musical history. It’s definitely quite the thing to hold it.”
He recalled his dad taking the axe out of storage not too long ago: “When we were pulling it out of its safe, Dad picked it up and he was just noodling with it for a second. He’s like ‘Yeah, feels about the same’ and he tossed it onto the couch. Everyone just gasped when he did that. To Dad, it’s just a little piece of junk that he built himself, but to us it’s the most famous thing in the world.”
- Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut set, which drops on June 11th.
- The tracklisting to the upcoming Mammoth WVH album is: “Mr. Ed,” “Horribly Right,” “Epiphany,” “Don’t Back Down,” “Resolve,” “You’ll Be The One,” “Mammoth,” “Circles,” “The Big Picture,” “Think It Over,” “You’re To Blame,” “Feel,” “Stone,” and “Distance.”
CHECK IT OUT: The 2021 lyric video for Mammoth WVH’s “Mammoth”: