Wolfgang Van Halen has commented once again on his relationship with social media as a whole
In a recent talk with Baltimore radio station 98 Rock, MAMMOTH WVH‘s Wolfgang Van Halen discussed the impact that online trolls have had on his mental health and his current relationship with social media. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Social media is just this pile of negativity and just awful, awful things. But the thing that bothers me more than just people straight-up being mean — ’cause that’s sort of the status quo; you kind of phase that out — is just people being dumb and getting things wrong that are worth correcting. And so if I have the opportunity to do that while also being funny, I go for it because it’s fun.
“If you notice, when I’m not on tour, I’m not on social media as much,” he noted. “I think it’s a part of the job, unfortunately, in this day and age. It’s something you do kind of need to at least be semi in. But I have gravitated further and further away from it over the years. You begin to realize how much of a little bubble it is and not how much of an overall example of everything in the world is. I think more and more, as time has gone on, more of the terminally online, so to speak, are kind of there while everybody else is kind of living their life.”
You can check out the interview below.
MAMMOTH WVH are set to drop their sophomore studio album, “Mammoth II”, on August 4 via BMG. The 10-track record was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Wolfgang‘s friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
MAMMOTH WVH‘s debut album was released via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.
Last November, MAMMOTH WVH released a digital deluxe edition of the debut album via EX1 Records. The new digital deluxe features the bonus track from the Japanese version of the album, “Talk & Walk”, as well as two previously unreleased tracks, “As Long As You’re Not You” and “Goodbye”.