During a recent appearance on the Oklahoma City radio station KATT, Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolf discussed the Sammy Hagar-era reissues, in particular, the upcoming limited vinyl release of “Live: Right Here, Right Now”.
He said (via Guitar):
“That era [of Van Halen] doesn’t get any respect, I don’t think.
“And there’s a lot of amazing songs and just obviously brilliant guitar playing on a lot of that — on all of that stuff — and I think people don’t give it a chance ’cause they fall into that just exhausting ‘this singer is better, this singer is better’ crap, when it’s, like, just give it a chance. There’s some really good stuff in there.”
Wolfgang Van Halen was asked if he has an involvement in any of the upcoming Van Halen reissues.
“Al (Alex Van Halen) is, obviously, he’s the head honcho when it comes to making the decisions. But I am a part of that when it comes to… Obviously, I default to him on anything that he thinks is the right thing to do.
”But when it comes to decision-making or at least just kind of helping out, yeah, I am that sort of what would have been my dad’s vote for stuff there with Al. So Al and I are kind of that team. But, yeah, all in all, he’s the guy.”