Wolfgang Van Halen‘s year just keeps getting bigger.
Despite all his accomplishments this year, the 30-year-old Van Halen is still processing the Grammy nod.
“It’s a huge surprise and an incredible honor,” he tells UCR. “I can’t believe I’m in a category with Dave Grohl and a Beatle. That’s insane. I wish my dad was here to see it. He’d probably just be going, ‘See? I told you so.’ Because he believed in me more than I believe in myself.”
Van Halen reflected on the success of Mammoth WVH and “Distance” in a conversation with UCR on the anniversary of the single’s release. “It really marks this huge change of a chapter in my life,” he said. “Figuring out how to operate without Pop in my life anymore. Moving forward with Mammoth for the first time. This will always be a really, I think, emotional or just kind of reflective period of time for me. I think November is always just gonna be like this now.”
Mammoth WVH will hit the road with Dirty Honey in January for the Young Guns co-headlining North American tour. Both bands will have a day off on Jan. 31, which may give Van Halen a chance to attend the Grammys, whose other rock nominees include AC/DC, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix and Chris Cornell.
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