Wolfgang Van Halen has fired back at an Internet troll who accused him of “leeching off” his father’s name for promoting his new single.
Wolfgang will release his debut solo single, “Distance”, on Monday, November 16, which is taken from his forthcoming solo album. According to Wolfgang, the song is dedicated to Eddie Van Halen, who passed away last month.
On Friday, Wolfgang shared a tweet he received from what appears to be a trolling account in which his skills were denigrated and his achievements were belittled.
The tweet reads: “Still leeching off of your fathers name I see. “You talentless f*cking hack. Leave the band and give your spot back to it’s rightful owner you lowlife c*nt.”
Wolfgang wrote in response: “I don’t have the energy to come up with a joke for this, just look at this lame a—shole lol. What a sad life this dude must lead.”
When one of his followers told Wolfgang to ignore the trolls, he responded: “Dude I’m literally laughing at it. How much more do you want me to let go?”
Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, after long battle with cancer. “Alex was by his side, as were Eddie‘s wife, Janie, and son, Wolfgang.