Eddie Van Halen Explains Postponed Tour Dates, Talks About Son, Wolfgang

Eddie Van Halen and his son, Wolfgang, recently sat down with USA Today to talk about their relationship, as well as why they postponed dates on their A Different Kind of Truth tour.

USA Today reports that Van Halen states of his son:

“Look at him. He’s 21 years old, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t do drugs. What more could I ask for? He’s never done a (expletive) thing wrong.”

News-10 notes that Wolfgang seemed embarrassed at his father’s compliment, but returns it when the interviewer asks his musical inspiration. Wolf states to his dad, “For me, my inspiration was obviously… you.”

Eddie Van Halen also talked about the band’s reason for postponing tour dates this month, according to Rolling Stone, saying:

“We bit off more than we could chew. This record [the recently released A Different Kind Of Truth] took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden [before a renovation], and that threw the schedule out of whack.”

The guitarist was also quick to point out the the postponement was not a result of a suspected feud with singer David Lee Roth. According to Rolling Stone, Roth even expressed the same sentiments last month when he stated:

“We bit off way more than we could chew when it came to scheduling. The band is winning, but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness.”

Eddie Van Halen is looking forward to the rest of the tour, stating:

“So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.”