Wolfgang Van Halen released a music video for "Distance", the debut song from his solo band Mammoth WVH, and the new clip is dedicated to his legendary father, Eddie Van Halen.
The debut album from the Mammoth WVH will be released next year and was put on hold so that Wolfgang could focus on his helping his father after they learned that his cancer had returned.
Wolfgang had this to say, "As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I'd miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life."
He says that the song "Distance" is an open letter to his father, and was one of Eddie's favorite tracks, which inspired Wolfgang to released it as his first solo offering.
"I never intended 'Distance' to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop."
The video features family home movies and some of the proceeds from the single will be donated to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. "Our connection with Eddie grew out of his generous nature, his delight in seeing kids learn and play music, and ultimately understanding what's important in life. Eddie lived out loud through his music, and I believe that he wanted to see that kind of expression ignite in the students. Music saved him and he loved giving back through what we do for kids through the power of music. Thank you, Eddie. We'll never forget you." - Felice Mancini, the President and CEO of The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.
Watch the video below: