Wolfgang Van Halen ‘Awesome’ on Sevendust Guitarist’s Solo Album
Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery said Wolfgang Van Halen was “awesome” on his upcoming solo album, but added that the son of Eddie Van Halen lived under a “shadow.”
Lowery confirmed in June that his friend would make an appearance on the LP. They worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who was also behind the desk for the solo album Wolfgang reportedly completed last year.
“It’s kind of where I’m at musically right now,” Lowery told Appetite for Distortion. “Wolf Van Halen played drums on it, and he was awesome. He played drums on it and he played bass. He’s just great at everything. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time, and just an incredible drummer, so he just came in and smashed it.”
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Lowery noted that they "talked about doing something about two years ago, and the timeline wasn’t right. I knew that he really is a drummer, but he can play guitar, he can play bass, he can sing. He actually did a solo record with Elvis. I was bound and determined to have him play drums. He's just incredible, and he really gets what I was trying to do. ... That shadow that he lives under, he can do it all. He can sing, he can play guitar, he can play bass, drums. I think that's what will give him his chance to break out of that [shadow].”
Lowery’s album is expected early next year. The status of Wolfgang’s LP remains unknown. In 2015, Eddie said his son's project was "a little of everything and sounds like a freight train coming at you. ... I’ve never heard anything quite like it. It’s so powerful that I’m jealous.”