Wolfgang Van Halen used his father Eddie Van Halen’s most famous guitar on the debut album for Mammoth WVH.
Wolfgang tells Total Guitar:
“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.”
And though he might have felt the history, his dad didn’t seem too attached to the guitar that millions saw in the “Jump” video. “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 is due out on June 11th.