Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Southern California’s KLOS FM recently and talked about what resonated most with him about the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras of Van Halen.
“In the Roth era, [I loved] the aggression — they were just like a steam train that nobody could compare,” said Wolfgang. “With the [Sammy] Hagar era, I loved how the melodic side was explored much more. They still maintained that edge, but they weren’t afraid to explore the melodic side. Those were two really important things to me about the band. And also that the B-sides are just as good as, and maybe even better than, the popular songs, so once I got to make the setlist, I tried to fit in as many as I could.”
You can hear Wolfgang’s entire interview with DJ Whiplash below: