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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN, A.K.A. Mammoth WVH, "Distance," 2020

Posted on November 16, 2020

Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang wrote a touching song "Distance" for his late father that is resonating with many people who have lost someone. "No matter what the distance is, I will be with you," he sings. Couple that with a beautiful video featuring home movies of the two of them together, since Wolfgang’s birth, saying lots of I love yous, and it literally brings a tear to your eyes. The song is the first from the legendary guitarist’s son under his solo band Mammoth WVH.  Eddie died Oct. 6 of cancer. Proceeds from “Distance” go to “Pop’s favorite charity,” wrote Wolfgang, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which has donated more than 33,000 musical instruments to 1579 American schools over 24 years. Buy it here. — Karen Bliss

 

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