Why didn’t Wolfgang Van Halen want to play his father’s songs anymore?
Wolfgang Van Halen talks with USA TODAY’s Melissa Ruggeri about the second album from Mammoth WVH and why he doesn’t want to play Van Halen songs.
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Wolfgang Van Halen and his fiancée Andrea Alsop are married!
On Sunday, the 32-year-old singer of the band Mammoth WVH, the son of the late legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli, exchanged “I do” words with Allsop, a software engineer and photographer. they got engaged Last year in July after dating for seven years.
according to People magazine Exclusively at the wedding, the couple married at their Los Angeles home in front of 90 guests, and the ceremony included several touches to honor loved ones who couldn’t be there, including Eddie Van Halen.
Wolfgang walked down the aisle with his mother to the tune of a song his father wrote for him called “316.” “It would be a nice way to get my dad involved,” he told People.
After exchanging vows in the living room, they hosted a reception in their backyard, near the outlet.
“Our goal was to bring all of our family and close friends together,” Alsop said. “The last few years, not only with the world, but also with personal tragedies, haven’t been the easiest, but we wanted to create this wedding as a celebration not just for our marriage, but a celebration for the people.” we love.”
On Monday, Wolfgang shared a People magazine post about the concert to his Instagram story With heart and endless emojis.
USA TODAY has reached out to Wolfgang’s rep for further comment.
How Wolfgang Van Halen and Andrea Alsop paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Alsop told PEOPLE that the couple reserved an empty chair at the ceremony in honor of the late Van Halen. She also wore a necklace from Eddie Van Halen that she once gave to Bertinelli, who lent her the piece for the occasion.
“Ed would have been absolutely thrilled, so proud of the man Wolfie has become and still so happy that he found Andrea, someone who really understands Wolfie and who he is and who he wants to be and supports him wholeheartedly,” Bertinelli told the outlet.
Allsop also incorporated “a little memory charm with a picture of Wolfie and his father” that she made for those wearing boutonnieres, corsages or bouquets.
Earlier this month, Wolfgang paid tribute to the third anniversary of his father’s death. “Not a happy moment goes by in my life without an excruciating pain, knowing I can’t share it with you. I wish you were here. I love you, Bob.” Published on XPreviously Twitter, on October 6.
In 2020, Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65; Wolfgang “lost his long, hard battle with cancer.” Shared on social media.
In August, Mammoth WVH released their sophomore album, Mammoth II. In an interview with USA TODAY, Wolfgang revealed that “almost everything about this was a new idea.”
“I think I had five or six song ideas from March 2020 and then I went creatively bankrupt and lost all desire while I was taking care of my dad and monitoring the state of the world,” he said. “After we did a short tour, in early 2022, there was a creative surge that kind of happened.”
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