Wolfgang William Van Halen turns 21 years old today (born March 16, 1991). The Eddie Van Halen instrumental “316” was named in his honor, after Wolfgang’s birthday.
Named after the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he is the son of Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli, and the nephew of Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen.
Like his father and uncle, Wolfgang is a multi-instrumentalist; in addition to bass, he also plays drums, guitar, and keyboard.
Wolfgang recorded his first full-length album, A Different Kind of Truth, with Van Halen through 2011. The album was released on February 7, 2012.
You can vote for him as “Best Bassist” in the Revolver Golden Gods competition. He’s in great company and we are thrilled he was nominated!