In a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, Wolfgang Van Halen shed light on the obstacles faced during the re-release of a Van Halen record, pointing out the interference of a key figure—David Lee Roth.
Wolfgang discussed the hurdles they encountered in bringing ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ back to digital platforms, revealing the challenges posed by individuals who do not appreciate the record.
Wolfgang shared candidly with Trunk:
“The contract ran out on putting it up on streaming services. We’ve been working on getting it back, but there are some people involved who do not like that record and are not making it easy to get it back up.”
When Trunk inquired if the person hindering the re-release was someone with the initials “DLR,” hinting at David Lee Roth, Wolfgang replied,
“Probably. I mean, yeah, you can put it together. I’d love to have the record back up there, but he doesn’t like it, and he’s not working with us to get it back up there.”
Addressing the strained relationship with Roth, Wolfgang clarified that they were not on talking terms and highlighted the challenges faced when collaborating with the former Van Halen frontman.
Reflecting on his experience with his solo project Mammoth, Wolfgang expressed his enthusiasm for the freedom it offered.
“That’s why I’ve been so excited to do Mammoth and to have something from its inception be something pure where you can talk about things and there’s not really any big challenges other than weathering the storm together instead of the storm being dealing with each other.”
Despite the hurdles faced in the re-release process, Wolfgang’s dedication to his music remains unwavering. The conversation highlights the complexities of navigating the music industry and the challenges faced when different creative visions clash. To delve deeper into the discussion, fans can check out the interview for a comprehensive understanding of the situation.
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