Wolfgang Van Halen’s solo band, MAMMOTH WVH, made its late-night television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night (February 11). The band, comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (guitars/vocals), Ronnie Ficarro (bass/vocals), Jon Jourdan (guitars/vocals), Frank Sidoris (guitars) and Garret Whitlock (drums) performed its first single, “Distance”, written as a tribute to Wolfgang’s father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen.
Wolfgang wrote the song while his late father battled cancer, and while it was not originally intended to be on MAMMOTH WVH’s upcoming self-titled debut album, due to the overwhelming response, it has been added as a bonus track. All of Wolfgang’s proceeds from “Distance” are being donated to Mr. Holland’s Opus.
“Mammoth WVH” will be released on June 11 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.