MAMMOTH WVH, the brainchild of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, has released a music video for “I’m Alright”
The track, which appears on MAMMOTH WVH‘s upcoming sophomore album “II”, is another rocker featuring a driving drumbeat, a hypnotic piano riff and a blistering guitar solo that includes Wolfgang‘s uncle, Patrick Bertinelli, on wah pedal operation. The lines “Sorry – I’m so sorry – It’s kind of you to say – F@#k off and back away and let me breathe” are sentiments that are relatable to anyone and given extra bite with Wolfgang‘s pointed delivery.
The music video picks up after the video for “Another Celebration At The End Of The World” where the former band of Wolfgangs — who have been “fired” from MAMMOTH WVH — start their own band MAMMOTH WWW and enter the same “Battle Of The Bands” as MAMMOTH WVH. Hearing the band rehearsing “I’m Alright”, MAMMOTH WWW steals the song from MAMMOTH WVH to surprising results. Keeping it in the family on “I’m Alright”, Wolfgang‘s mother — legendary actress and chef Valerie Bertinelli — also makes a cameo appearance in the video. The video marks the third video with director Gordy De St. Jeor and can be viewed below.
Says Wolfgang: “‘I’m Alright’ is the single that is coinciding with the album release. The video is really fun continuing the story that was established from ‘Don’t Back Down’ and ‘Another Celebration At The End Of The World’. I think it’s really funny that the lyrics are quite angry but delivered through the lens of sort of a comfy rock song. If there ever was an anthem for myself about standing up for what I believe I should be doing — as opposed to what people expect — this is certainly that song.”
MAMMOTH WVH will celebrate the release of “II” with an appearance on NBC News‘ “Today” on the morning of Thursday, August 3. The band will perform two songs from the new album: the previously unreleased ballad “Waiting” in the 8 a.m. hour and the radio edit of the next single “I’m Alright” in the 9 a.m. hour. Check local listings for regional broadcast times.
MAMMOTH WVH is hitting the road for an epic headline tour this fall in support of their upcoming album, “Mammoth II“! This news comes hot on the heels of their wildly successful European tour, where they had the honor of opening for rock legends like METALLICA, ALTER BRIDGE, and DEF LEPPARD/MÖTLEY CRÜE. Talk about starting at the top!
The headlining extravaganza will kick off on November 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will keep the party going until December 9, when they return to their hometown of Los Angeles. They’ll be making stops in some seriously rocking cities, including Chicago, Sayreville, Dallas, and Seattle, just to name a few. But that’s not all – the headline dates will be fueled by the fiery talent of none other than the incredible Nita Strauss, who will be bringing the heat as direct support. Now that’s a lineup to set your heart pounding!
MAMMOTH WVH is not content with just their headline tour; they’ll also be joining forces with METALLICA once again for some killer shows in the U.S. Catch them at METALLICA‘s previously announced gigs on November 3 in St. Louis and November 10 in Detroit.
Now, let’s talk about “Mammoth II.” This album is a musical beast that’s about to stomp its way into our hearts on August 4 via BMG. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, it’s the brainchild of none other than Wolfgang Van Halen himself, who took on the challenge of pushing his sound to new heights. From the thunderous opening track “Right?” to the dreamy, BEATLES-esque fade of “Better Than You,” this album is a rollercoaster of musical goodness.
And get this – Wolfgang Van Halen is the mastermind behind it all, writing every single song and playing every instrument, not to mention showcasing his impressive vocal chops. It’s a testament to his growth as a songwriter, musician, and especially as a powerhouse vocalist. With tracks like “Like A Pastime,” “Take A Bow,” and “Waiting,” he’s proving that he’s a force to be reckoned with and that MAMMOTH WVH is a name we won’t forget.