During this week’s episode of “Wolfgang’s Top of the Pack” on SiriusXM‘s Classic Rewind, VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was joined by his mother, Valerie Bertinelli, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
During their conversation, Bertinelli discusses her relationship with her late husband and Wolfgang‘s father, Eddie Van Halen, and wanting to marry Elton John before meeting Eddie. Bertinelli also revealed why she thought LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Dazed And Confused” was actually called “Dave And Confused” for David Lee Roth‘s “lead singer disease.”
Speaking about “Dazed And Confused”, Bertinelli said: “I, for the longest time, thought the name of the song was ‘Dave And Confused’ because when I first would watch the shenanigans that happened, I was new to watching a band and how they worked with each other… So I would watch what would happen, and I would notice when… Your dad had a saying called ‘LSD’ — he called it ‘LSD’ when Dave went on his little ‘LSD rant,’ which is short for ‘Lead Singer Disease.’
“And then you’d see the crew kind of get scared and do everything, and everyone was, like, ‘LSD. It’s ‘Dave And Confused’ time.’ And you just hear when someone goes [hums opening notes of ‘Dazed And Confused’], just walking down the hall. And we’re, like, ‘Oh, God. Okay, we have to be careful,’ and we’d start walking on eggshells. I always thought it was called ‘Dave And Confused’ until I… ‘Oh, wow. Oh, it’s ‘Dazed And Confused. I get it.'”
Wolfgang then chimed in, saying: “Yeah, I’m familiar with that too. I was in the band… I remember right before the first… In 2015, [Dave] fired the video director because he wouldn’t film his feet well enough. ‘Dave And Confused.'”