WOLFGANG VAN HALEN releases second MAMMOTH WVH single 'You're To Blame'
Wolfgang Van Halen has released “You’re To Blame”, the second single from his solo band, MAMMOTH WVH. The track is taken from MAMMOTH WVH’s self-titled debut album, due on June 11 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.
Watch “You’re To Blame”below.
A pre-order for “Mammoth WVH” is available in various configurations, including exclusive color vinyl as well as limited autographed copies, via the band’s online store. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of the single “Distance” and “The Howard Stern Show”-premiered track “You’re To Blame”. Both songs will be available via all global digital streaming partners as well.
Writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals for the debut album, Wolfgang Van Halen set out to establish his own musical identity. From the rocking opening guitar riff on album opener “Mr. Ed” to the driving bass and drums on album closer “Stone”, “Mammoth WVH” showcases the various musical influences that have inspired Wolfgang. Songs like “Resolve”, “The Big Picture” and “Think It Over” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what MAMMOTH WVH is. The current single “Distance” — written as a tribute to Wolfgang’s father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen — is another side of “Mammoth WVH” and is currently No. 3 at Active Rock Radio. The emotional video has been viewed four million times on YouTube. The song was not originally intended to be on the debut album, but 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.
Watch the previously released debut single “Distance” below.
“Mammoth WVH” track listing:
01. Mr. Ed
02. Horribly Right
04. Don’t Back Down
06. You’ll Be The One
09. The Big Picture
10. Think It Over
11. You’re To Blame
14. Distance (bonus track)
To coincide with the album announcement, MAMMOTH WVH will make its performance television debut for late night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this evening and on NBC News‘ “Today” on the morning of February 19. The band comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (guitars/vocals), Ronnie Ficarro (bass/vocals), Jon Jourdan (guitars/vocals), Frank Sidoris (guitars) and Garret Whitlock (drums) will perform “Distance” on each show. The band will debut the song this evening on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and then play an exclusive acoustic arrangement of the track in the 8:00 a.m. EST hour of “Today” on February 19.
Last November, Wolfgang confirmed that he asked his father for permission to use the MAMMOTH WVH band name for his solo project. MAMMOTH WVH is a nod to family history — Eddie and Alex Van Halen’s band was called MAMMOTH when singer David Lee Roth first joined it in 1974.
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