Wolfgang Van Halen will appear on SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery‘s debut solo album. Helming the disc is Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected.
Asked by a fan on Twitter who will play drums on the album, Clint responded: “@WolfVanHalen will be playing drums, maybe some bass. I’ll do the rest. Just not good enough on the kit myself to pull it off in studio.”
Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo album in June 2018. He stated at the time: “In the past, I released a few things close to a solo release with HELLO DEMONS… MEET SKELETONS (mainly acoustic); CALL ME NO ONE, which I did with [SEVENDUST drummer] Morgan Rose. Both projects were truly amazing experiences and still want to entertain doing more CALL ME NO ONE and HELLO DEMONS… MEET SKELETONS in the future. But I’ve decided to release a project under my name that is gonna represent where I’m at musically right now. I feel the need to do this and stand on my own two feet and push myself to make some music that moves me. To express myself.”
Earlier this year, Clint said that his debut solo disc would “have all of the elements of previous releases (HELLO DEMONS… MEET SKELETONS and CALL ME NO ONE) but also some new territory.” He also revealed that the album would feature “some very cool contributions from some amazing musicians.”
Last year, Wolfgang completed work on his debut solo album, which was mixed by Baskette. The VAN HALEN bassist was reportedly “doing it all” on the disc, playing all the drums, bass, guitars and keyboards himself, in addition to handling all the vocal tracks.
Wolfgang told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that his ability to play different instruments gave him the freedom to do what he wanted on a solo project. “I mean, I feel like it’s just kind of open-ended,” he said. “I feel like since I can play drums, bass, guitar and kind of sing, I guess, I can kind of just decide whatever I want to do. I mean, I’ve always loved the whole Dave Grohl story of how he started FOO FIGHTERS — just did a whole demo album by himself.”
His father described the project in 2015 as sounding like “AC/DC meets VAN HALEN meets aggressive pop,” adding, “It’s a little of everything and sounds like a freight train coming at you. I’ve never heard anything quite like it. It’s so powerful that I’m jealous.”
There’s still no official indication as to when or how Wolfgang‘s album might see release.
Wolfgang first performed live with VAN HALEN on the band’s 2007-2008 world tour, which also marked the return of original singer David Lee Roth. He made his recording debut on the band’s 2012 album “A Different Kind Of Truth”.
Wolfgang has also toured as a member of ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti‘s solo band and played bass on TREMONTI‘s second album.
— Clint Lowery (@clintlowerynet) June 6, 2019