Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy took time out to salute his close friend Wolfgang Van Halen for the success of his debut solo single, “Distance,” which he wrote and recorded in tribute of his dad, the late, great Eddie Van Hallen. Blabbermouth transcribed some of Kennedy’s chat with New Jersey’s WDHA, where he spoke about Wolfgang’s solo career launch, saying, "It's very exciting. And it's nice when you've been having discussions with people, and then they see it, and they're, like, 'Yeah.' I mean, it's true — he's just this force of nature; he can do it all."
Kenney went on to say, "I'm absolutely thrilled for him. And I'm really happy to see how. . . it's given me faith in humans again. After his father passed away and everybody just poured in with so much love for the guy, and then he releases this beautiful song, and it's found its place in the world. It's a beautiful cycle of just good, positive energy. So, yeah, I'm super proud of Wolfie. And he's gonna have a good run."
When we last caught up with him, we asked Wolfgang how he's processing his new solo career in light of losing his father, that legendary Eddie Van Halen, back in October: ["It's a giant cacophony of many different emotions kind of swirling, given the situation, obviously. But the response to 'Distance' is something that I never could have seen. Insane. 'Cant believe it. It's weird. Y'know, I've been doing this since I was 15, but in a way it is, it's brand new and I feel like a baby again (laughs) in this, 'cause I've never done this before. It's so many firsts and a lot of discomforts and anxiety, but also — I'm really excited. Especially given the response to 'Distance,' I'm exited for everyone to hear the rest of the music."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . of the music)
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