Wolfgang Van Halen has released a second single, Take A Bow from his forthcoming album Mammoth II, which is out August 4. We’ve got a lot of time for Wolf, he’s copped way too much shit since the death of his legendary father Eddie Van Halen. At one point he cheekily threatened on Twitter to change his name to Wolfgang Led Zeppelin following accusations that he was trading on the Van Halen name. There are some miserable keyboard warriors out there in social-medialand, that’s for sure.
With the band in the middle of an extensive European tour and their debut single “Another Celebration at the End of the World” in the Top 10 at Active Rock radio in the US, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing another song from the upcoming album. “Take A Bow” is the third song released from the 10-track album Mammoth II that is slated for release on August 4 via BMG and it was recorded with the setup Eddie Van Halen used on early Van Halen records.
“Take A Bow” is the longest track on the record and in the Mammoth WVH catalog clocking in at 6:54. The song is anchored by Wolfgang’s memorable lyrics, driving rhythm section and unforgettable guitar solo that was played on the original Frankenstein guitar and through his father’s original amps. The song is available via all digital service providers and anyone that pre-orders the album digitally will receive the track as an instant download.
A lyric video for the new song can be seen here:
“It was the last song we finished. It’s officially the longest song I’ve released to date, and I feel the guitar solo is really special. I played the solo on the original Frankenstein guitar and through Dad’s original Marshall head and one of the original cabinets. It’s straight up what he used on the earliest Van Halen records. It makes me happy to capture some of dad’s history on this song forever,” explains Wolfgang.
Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, GRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist. Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “I’m Alright” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is. The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration at the End of the World” and the video is an 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth WVH live band that was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor.
The track listing for Mammoth II is:
Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, the album was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette, Mammoth II is available for pre-order in multiple configurations at:
Mammoth WVH is planning to tour around the globe in support of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen, Frank Sidoris, Jon Jourdan, Ronnie Ficarro and Garrett Whitlock – is currently on the second leg of the US tour supporting Alter Bridge before moving to another massive tour playing alongsideMetallica. Mammoth WVH will also be making various festival appearances around the globe as well as headline stops going in to 2024. More dates will be announced in the near future tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found here: