Wolfgang Van Halen - Mammoth WVH - Distance (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Nov 16, 2020
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“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.” - WVH
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"Distance"
I’m so happy
You’ve found a place
That’s better for you
Than this rock we’re living on
I’m so nervous
Don’t know my place
A life without you
I’m not ready to move on
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
I’m so tired
Can’t see your face
My memory of you
Slowly fades when I go on
I’m still cryin’
Don’t want this place
A world without you
I don’t think I’ll ever move on
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
No matter what the distance is I will be with you
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
No matter what the distance is you’ll be okay
I’m so happy
You’ve found a place
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Comments
  • Way to go Wolfgang. I love your fathers music. He is one of the greatest guitar players ever. In my books he was a legend. Eruption was one of greatest. Please try a play music like that. Follow Eddie's footprints.

    Ronald HorvathRonald Horvath2 seconds ago
  • My grandma owned every Van halen album. I started listening to Van halen when i was 10. My grandma let me keep her old vhs tapes of van halen live. I still have them. I always had a crush on eddie. That sweet smile. So much talent i truely believe he was the best gutiarest ever. So much talent. Eddies personality reminds me alot of my dads. It makes me think what would i do without my dad. You can see how proud eddie was so much love. I love this, this is the kind of new music we need.

    Emi TroutEmi Trout6 minutes ago
  • Wolfgang, this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing, your father obviously adored you. Been a big fan as of high school in the Netherlands. Cracked me up every time to hear Eddie and Alex speak in Dutch about rolmops whenever they were over here. Wishing you all the best.

    Sheilasydney NotyerbiznizSheilasydney Notyerbizniz9 minutes ago
  • Thank you Wolfgang for such an amazing tribute. Prayers for everyone, really wish you the best.

    Leonidas lLeonidas l14 minutes ago
  • Thanks for sharing your dad with us Wolfgang. A lot of us are better because of it.

    Thomas AllenThomas Allen30 minutes ago
  • That's a tough one to watch. Keep on keeping on Wolfie!!

    Steven RobertsonSteven Robertson30 minutes ago
  • 🥺😢😭😩😣😫🥰😊What beautiful message, I have nothing else to say.

    erick hernandezerick hernandez51 minute ago
  • That is a sweet song. God Bless you and your mother . Its clear your father loved you very much and enjoyed every moment wirh you.

    Jeff PlummerJeff PlummerHour ago
  • Whoever disliked this song you should be ashamed of yourself

    Emi TroutEmi TroutHour ago
  • So beautiful and powerful, thank you for sharing such a deep and personal part of your life.

    Big Country PlatinumBig Country PlatinumHour ago
  • Thank you Wolf. Sincerley 🙏🙏🙏

    Sebastien Angel - Music composerSebastien Angel - Music composerHour ago
  • So sad. Poor kid.

    Carl GoogleCarl Google2 hours ago
  • Weak song & video........better luck next time

    Mike OneillMike Oneill2 hours ago
  • Love it!! He is so talented 😍..guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree at all

    cape cod karencape cod karen2 hours ago
  • This just makes me cry...omg!

    Vivares 76Vivares 762 hours ago
  • Great job. Seriously.

    Temple GuitarsTemple Guitars3 hours ago
  • Man, this song hit me hard, i lost my dad 7 months ago in a traffic accident, thxs for the song, is beautiful :')

    Josenilson11Josenilson113 hours ago
  • Beautiful. Praying for continuously healing for you 🙏

    Capri LadyCapri Lady3 hours ago
  • That's fabulous Wolfgang, fucking fantastic song and amazing singing. I felt those words and it was beautiful sad, miss him terribly but we're all moving on towards the same thing.... If the album is as good this then we're in for yet another Van Halen treat. Thanks W.

    David RoupellDavid Roupell3 hours ago
  • Not sure how over 550 people can dislike this song when it's an amazing tribute his father, blows my mind

    Christopher CorellChristopher Corell3 hours ago
  • Like it. The lyrics are Great. Heartfelt

    John NoackJohn Noack4 hours ago
  • Wow is all that I can say what a lovely song and tribute to his father I didn't know he could sing how talented Wolfgang is.

    Judy PowersJudy Powers4 hours ago
  • I'm preording this album on day one for this alone, I know the Van Halen bloodline is going to keep flowing with you into your upcoming material

    SUPERZOMBOSUPERZOMBO5 hours ago
  • I'm not crying, you're crying

    SUPERZOMBOSUPERZOMBO5 hours ago
  • Loved this. Made me cry

    Holly PriceHolly Price5 hours ago
  • Very personal and intense. Gorgeous song, thx Wolfgang!

    OKDAOKDA5 hours ago
  • Good on ya Wolfie. I remember when you were born! This got to me. Thanks for sharing. We're all feeling the loss and this is just beautiful.

    Alexander ScottAlexander Scott6 hours ago
  • This video just made my grown ass cry 😢

    Raymond Forcier Jr.Raymond Forcier Jr.6 hours ago
  • I am so sad about your dad. My dad died from the cure of having lung cancer. My dad(pop) was my biggest fan. Sometimes my only fan. I miss him everyday, and try to always remember what he taught me. I know he is watching over me, i wish he was here now. Your dad will always be with you too! My only regret is asking the questions, that i now have, and he cant tell me. Keep on playing🎵🎶 You are good! Be your own person, but always keep a piece, of ur family! Rock on!

    Samantha McAlmontSamantha McAlmont6 hours ago
  • You are a bad ass!

    Luis MartinezLuis Martinez6 hours ago
  • This song made me, at this stressful 'work' morning, instantly realize what life is all about. Thank you Wolfgang.

    Raymond van der WurffRaymond van der Wurff7 hours ago
  • Wow. This was so beautiful. Such a great song, you did good Wolfie. I’m sure your dad is smiling down, beaming with pride.

    IlikecoffeeandmusicIlikecoffeeandmusic7 hours ago
  • what a great son you are.

    Chris MorrisonChris Morrison8 hours ago
  • I can not stop playing this song....bless you Wolfy

    Chris MorrisonChris Morrison8 hours ago
  • Reminds me of how much I miss my own Dad. Stay strong, Wolfgang!

    Andrew ChaseAndrew Chase8 hours ago
  • If you don’t shed a tear during this you’re not human.Amazing song for an amazing guitar player.RIP EVH ,without you none of us guitar players today would exist.

    David LordDavid Lord8 hours ago
  • Great tribute and song.

    michael corkerymichael corkery8 hours ago
  • Thank you for sharing such tender and personal moments and thoughts with Van Halen fans. Very sorry for your loss.

    David TaylorDavid Taylor8 hours ago
  • How could anyone dislike this??? I don't get it.

    bayebaabayebaa9 hours ago
  • I had tears in my eyes seconds after this video began..... now, just watched the end and I'm crying. That was so touching. Thinking of my own son and how much I love him.

    Brian HumekBrian Humek9 hours ago
  • oh.... people tell me my music gets a "thumbs down" all the time. Part of being a musician. No reason for that around here in this song. Some people will never understand and are the ones to avoid in your life.

    Deer Creek AudioDeer Creek Audio9 hours ago
  • This is sooooo heart felt. Love it. Great stuff Wolfie. Keep it going.

    Deer Creek AudioDeer Creek Audio9 hours ago
  • Thank you! .....

    Pat SmithPat Smith9 hours ago
  • Awww, lots of love right there

    Glenda SaboGlenda Sabo9 hours ago
  • i lost my dad when he was 48 i feel you sorry for your loss

    buckman1965buckman196510 hours ago
  • Thanks for the brief glimpse into another side of our musical hero. fyi, it takes a lot to share something so personal with millions of strangers. Especially in today's cut throat culture. Anyone who 'thumbs down''s this poignant and brave post has no soul.

    David F.David F.10 hours ago
  • RIP😭😭😭😭🤘🤘🤘🤘

    Jayson FoyJayson Foy10 hours ago
  • the dislikes are from people that were too teary eyed and accidentally pressed dislike instead of like button

    huntrrrhuntrrr10 hours ago
    • or just general dislikes about the idea of him being gone

      Hawkeye ModsHawkeye Mods2 hours ago
  • WHO CARES

    Patrick LambertPatrick Lambert10 hours ago
    • Plenty

      Son Of LifeSon Of Life9 hours ago
  • WOW just WOW. Thank you for sharing!

    Dennis ApplegateDennis Applegate11 hours ago
  • Love the song and video 😇💗

    Jennifer J.Jennifer J.11 hours ago
  • gr8 video, terrible song.

    mish roedermish roeder11 hours ago
  • Emotional and beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Janet WJanet W11 hours ago
  • Such a great job wolf!

    Michael AdamoMichael Adamo11 hours ago
  • Beautiful tribute.

    Archie GarmerArchie Garmer12 hours ago
  • Beautiful song. The bonding between the both of you is so touching. I was happy and sad at the same time. Bless you. RIP Eddie

    Alnitak Orion'sBeltAlnitak Orion'sBelt12 hours ago
  • WoW, this is surprisingly good.

    Anthony CastellittoAnthony Castellitto12 hours ago
  • Precious. ❤️

    Nancy McdowellNancy Mcdowell12 hours ago
  • This was a wonderful tribute to your dad. Not the guitar god that the world knows him as... but your loving father. He really loves you, not loved but loves. My dad was the same way with me and I was always proud to be with him. Not a lot of fathers say "I love you" to their sons and blows them kisses like your dad did when you were young. Mine did also. And he continued to say it as i grew older. I said it back to him also, no matter who we were around. My friends always said they wished they had relationships like I had with my dad. They considered my dad to be their 2nd father also. When my friends had kids they told me they used the template my dad showed to them. Not the way their own fathers left for them. I'm sure many of your friends felt the same toward your dad. My dad died the same way. You never really move on without them. You have to take them with you in your heart and mind. I now respect your father as your father. Not a guitar god. The guitar god never filled that empty space in him. However you filled that empty space as his son. I respect you Wolfgang for showing us a little window into your heart for your father. You weren't embarrassed and neither was I of my father. Thank you Wolf.

    Dez 1Dez 112 hours ago
  • WOW ,what an EXCELLENT job of capturing the BEAUTY of a positive father son relationship.

    ericagape67ericagape6712 hours ago
  • Sorry to hear about your dad. I've been a fan since 1978! Seen VH live in 78, 79, 80, 84, 2013 in London Ontario with you playing bass. I"m still not over losing my mom. It never gets easy and it shouldn't . I oddly enough just finished a similar song as well for my best friend who died. He was my wolf / dog. mix. Funny how you have the same name " Wolf" This was very hard to sing as well, as I'm sure it was for you. My new song and video for my wolf doggie who passed away last fall 🙁 Please listen and watch for Tobi's sake. He needs your love! uskeys.net/watch/JJ3jg6gQouk-video.html 🌧😭 I played all instruments and sang all vocals like you did on yours.

    Steve BurkSteve Burk12 hours ago
  • Jesus man, this tore me up. I'm gonna go call my dad.

    Ghetto CornettoGhetto Cornetto12 hours ago
  • So beautiful❤

    Shelly JacksonShelly Jackson12 hours ago
  • Great song and great (but heartbreaking) video. I can't wait for the whole album.

    Frank JudeFrank Jude12 hours ago
  • Eddie Van Halen was one hell of a good father!!!! 🙏🙏❤️🐼

    nanascott100nanascott10013 hours ago
  • Aw! What a beautiful voice Wolfie has ! So nice !

    Christina VaccaroChristina Vaccaro13 hours ago
  • Great tribute to his dad for sure. He is very strong on all the instruments and vocals.

    Swapster .comSwapster .com13 hours ago
  • World's best Dad world's best son God bless the entire Van Halen family long live music 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

    Jason RhodesJason Rhodes13 hours ago
  • I like the message at the end of E....call me if you get a chance... just wanna her your voice. Kiss love you bye...

    Joseph DonaldsonJoseph Donaldson13 hours ago
  • I just realized this is Wolf’s song....for his dad....it’s perfect in every way, now the lyrics really hit me.

    Mare TomaskiMare Tomaski13 hours ago
  • thanks alot for making me cry for 5 minutes straight

    Michael CostelloMichael Costello13 hours ago
  • Just found this. Thought the tears were over but no way now. We love you Eddie!

    Corey GrayCorey Gray13 hours ago
  • So precious Eddie seems like he was an incredible dad...Wolfie is very lucky

    Mare TomaskiMare Tomaski13 hours ago
  • As parents we fall in love with our children the moment we are introduced to them. Love is what is what I see here. ✌️❤️✌️

    John StittJohn Stitt14 hours ago
  • Being a guitar player and raising a son, this one hits home. Thank you WVH and RIP EVH 🙏🙌🏻

    Scott RogersScott Rogers14 hours ago
  • Hard to watch this one without a tear in your eye! Damn good tribute. Not sure if this is coincidental or not, but one of the dates shown in the video is November 24, 1991. The day we lost two other titans of the rock world - Freddie Mercury and Eric Carr.

    Taylor T. CarlsonTaylor T. Carlson14 hours ago
  • 😭🙏💛

    Char SChar S14 hours ago
  • I lost my dad 8 years ago and you said what I haven't been able to put in to words. Thank you.

    Matthew CarrollMatthew Carroll14 hours ago
  • This is amazing! Van Halen is what it is in the rock phenomena history. This video and song is just a great family story!

    Jean HansenJean Hansen14 hours ago
  • Beautiful song!

    Jordan RhodesJordan Rhodes14 hours ago
  • Thank You Wolfgang For this. I needed it ! Best wishes to You & Your Loved ones ! Best Regards Eddie

    Edward M. LeeEdward M. Lee14 hours ago
  • My first thought in 1980 when I heard that striped guitar was HOLY SHIT. Your dad was the sole reason I got into playing the guitar. Your dad was the sole reason I got out of playing the guitar. Keep up the tradition, you are starting off amazing.

    Jake LakotaJake Lakota14 hours ago
  • Thanks for sharing. Pop is no doubt so proud and smiling down. Hang tough and shine on.

    Shred64Shred6414 hours ago
  • It's hard to watch this without crying A beautiful tribute video

    kat Jameskat James15 hours ago
  • Liked it! Love it! Purchased it! Will charish it! Eddie Van Halen changed my life! So will WVH!

    Clearblue MetalClearblue Metal15 hours ago
  • This is what it's all about......Family ❤

    Mercedes SiebertMercedes Siebert15 hours ago
  • Awesome Wolfgang!

    Robert HortonRobert Horton15 hours ago
  • I love this song! And video! It made me think about my 6 yr old daughter when she'll be going out of state for college. Very powerful song, so thank you. I'm sorry for your loss. Everyone's hurting from it, but I know you're hurting the most. Just keep writing and putting out great songs that come from the heart. I know your dad is proud. Peace Brother ☮️

    Carlos MendozaCarlos Mendoza15 hours ago
  • Power, beauty, melody, and fantastic lyrics. Wish I could hang out with you Wolfy....big hugs of love from Portland. Great song...truly.

    Chris MorrisonChris Morrison15 hours ago
  • 💗Beautiful💗

    Daphne GDaphne G15 hours ago
  • A parents love is forever a child's appreciation for a great parent is priceless this is a great work of love art and pain loss.

    Christine PattersonChristine Patterson15 hours ago
  • How beautiful 😍....I am crying..so touching....R.I.P. Eddie....

    puppycat58puppycat5815 hours ago
  • Wow almost 3 million views Congrats Wolfgang 🥳🎊🎉

    Jennifer J.Jennifer J.15 hours ago
  • Lost my dad unexpectedly to back surgery in Pittsburgh on May 23rd 2015 at the age of 60. I'm 31 years old now but still feel the same 5 years later. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I'm thankful I found this video it means a lot to me.... I know how you feel.

    LiminalLiminal15 hours ago
  • Wow! This is great material. What a fantastic dad !

    Van Piekeren MuziekVan Piekeren Muziek15 hours ago
  • Beautifully written and produced and that video added power to that song! You're in my prayers Wolfgang!

    Cathrine BoufordCathrine Bouford15 hours ago
  • Wolfie should form a band with Paris Jackson.....another one who owes 100% of her success to her last name. Sorry, these kids are mediocre at best. Zero originality. Wolfie claims he wants to distance himself from his dad's music for originality sake...Bullshit. If it would be for originality, he wouldnt sound like a Nickelback cover band. If you dont agree, you're just a Wolfie fanboy.

    Latka GravasLatka Gravas16 hours ago
  • BEAUTIFUL

    Robert Cavender Jr.Robert Cavender Jr.16 hours ago
  • Well done- Tears over here

    Michael TirioMichael Tirio16 hours ago
  • Absolutely heartbreaking, will only be watching it this once.

    StephanieStephanie16 hours ago
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