WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Talks About 'Personal Challenge' In Making Second MAMMOTH WVH Album

March 28, 2022

During a recent appearance on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, Wolfgang Van Halen once again said that he is hoping to begin working on the follow-up to MAMMOTH WVH's self-titled debut LP at some point in the not-too-distant future. "Basically, I certainly don't wanna take as long as it did," he explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I think throughout that first process, I was really just figuring out what it was and who I was as my own artist, finding my own sound and discovering who I was as a lead singer, as a songwriter. But when it comes to the next album, now that I've figured out what this is and who I am, within the context of it, I'm really excited to figure out how to condense that process to as an efficient of time as possible, so I can get an album done in a third of the time while it being twice as good. It's always a personal challenge."

"Mammoth WVH" arrived last June, some five years after the former VAN HALEN bassist began piecing together ideas for his solo career.

Last month, Wolfgang told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" that he has already gathered plenty of material for MAMMOTH WVH's sophomore effort. "I'm very ready to get back in the studio," he said. "We have some leftover tracks from the first album that I'd like to take another look at — maybe add stuff or maybe redo entirely — and then a bunch of new ideas to get into."

MAMMOTH WVH and DIRTY HONEY kicked off their joint "Young Guns" tour on February 20 in Denver, Colorado. The 33-date co-headline North American trek will run through April 12, when it will wrap up in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour is making stops in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; New York; and Orlando, Florida, to name a few cities, and is seeing the bands alternating the closing slot nightly.

MAMMOTH WVH's touring lineup features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Jon Jourdan on guitar and vocals, Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass.

MAMMOTH WVH's debut album was released via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.

During its summer/fall 2021 U.S. tour, MAMMOTH WVH played a mixture of stadium shows with GUNS N' ROSES and headlining club gigs.

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