Wolfgang joins Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen has announced that his 15 year-old son, Wolfgang, will be joining Van Halen as the new bassist, replacing original member Michael Anthony. Van Halen has yet to officially name their lead singer, but it has been rumored for months that David Lee Roth will be rejoining the band for a reunion tour in 2007.

"Wolfie" has already been jamming in the studio with his father and uncle (drummer, Alex Van Halen), rehearsing for the tour. Wolfgang certainly has the musical genes to make a great bassist, but will he be able to fill-in for Michael Anthony's key harmonies? Maybe if he hasn't hit puberty yet.

This has all the makings for a fantastic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 12th, if Van Halen gets inducted. Imagine the tension in the room when an estranged Michael Anthony (and also Sammy Hagar?) make their acceptance speeches, then have to sit in the audience to watch a teenager perform with their old bandmates. All of this -- plus -- David Lee Roth's ego. Amazing.
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