Wolfgang Van Halen is pointing out a lack of respect for the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen.
The topic came up during a new interview when Wolfgang was asked about his level of involvement with Van Halen band reissues, including the upcoming vinyl release of the “Live: Right Here, Right Now” for Record Store Day.
He explained, “[Alex Van Halen] is, obviously, he’s the head honcho when it comes to making the decisions. 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.”
“Live: Right Here, Right Now” is the first Van Halen reissue focusing on the band’s Van Hagar era, which Wolfgang also discussed.
He said, “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.”
“Live: Right Here, Right Now” will be limited to 7,500 copies and will include three live tracks that were no on the original release. On April 22nd fans can purchase their own copy exclusively at select independent music retailers for $99.98.