Mammoth WVH are at present on a co-headlining tour with Soiled Honey. In the course of the gig at Boston’s Huge Evening Dwell, Wolfgang took day out towards the tip of the set to deal with Hawkins’ tragic passing, which occurred a day earlier in Bogotá, Colombia.
“We misplaced any person actually necessary yesterday,” Wolfgang mentioned from the stage. “And he was a hero to me, and a hero to all of us [pointing to his band], and a hero to numerous folks on the market. So, we really feel that is obligatory. We labored this out this morning, so please excuse any tough edges, however we simply needed to f**kin’ do that.”
From there, Wolfgang walked again to the drum set, picked up a drum stick, and commenced pounding the monstrous opening beat to Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” alongside Mammoth WVH drummer Garrett Whitlock. After just a few seconds, Wolfgang returned to the entrance of the stage along with his guitar and led his band in a rousing rendition of the anthemic observe.
Previous to the efficiency, Wolfgang paid tribute to Hawkins through Instagram, posting an image of himself and his late father, Eddie Van Halen, with the Foo Fighters drummer. Together with the picture, he wrote, “I’ll always remember assembly Taylor on tour in San Diego in 2012. He was such a ridiculously variety man. The dude simply emanated cool. Him, my pops and I talked for so long as we may till we needed to go away. An unimaginable drummer and singer, he was a relentless inspiration to me all through my whole life. This is sort of a kick within the intestine. My most heartfelt condolences exit to his household. You’ll be so sorely missed, Taylor. Relaxation in Peace.”
Mammoth WVH’s tour with Soiled Honey continues tonight (March twenty seventh) in New Haven, Connecticut, and runs via an April tenth present in Orlando, with tickets accessible right here.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH cowl Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” from two totally different angles (first one has the total speech and nearer visuals, whereas the second has higher audio), and see Wolfgang’s aforementioned Instagram tribute to Hawkins, beneath.