Wolf Van Halen hopes for a tribute show to acknowldege his late father
Written by Contribute Author on February 4, 2021
On Wednesday January 27, Wolf Van Halen shared two home videos on Twitter to remember his dad, Edward Van Halen’s 66th birthday.
The two videos shows his time together with his father together in 1994. Wolf, 29 wrote a heart-touching words to his guitar god legend father.
“I wish I could give you the biggest hug and celebrate it with you,” he wrote in the message dedicated to his “pop.” “I love and miss you so much it hurts. I don’t even know how to put it into words.”
“I’ve been doing my best to hold it together, but goddammit it’s really tough being here without you,” he added.
On his second tweet, Wolf wrote “Not a second has gone by where you haven’t been on my mind, and today will be no different. Love and miss you beyond words, Pop.”
In the second video we can see Eddie records himself alongside Wolf on Christmas Eve, 1994. “There’s Wolfie and daddy,” he says.
Edward Van Halen was a half Dutch-half Indonesian rock guitar from Netherland. Along with his parents they moved to United States in 1960’s. He formed a hard rock band with his older brother Alex Van Halen in the late 1970’s and quickly becoming a successful band in rock scene at the time. His double tap fingering technique that he developed is a standard for rock guitar today.
Eddie died late October due to cancer after decade of health problem issues. In November, Wolf opened up on the Today show saying it had been “really tough” grieving his dad.
“It doesn’t seem like the pain is ever really gonna go away … You just kinda figure out how to carry it a bit better,” Wolf added.
Later then, Wolf also released a tribute song to his father titled “Distance,” featuring home video clips in its music video.