Wolfgang Van Halen took to Twitter to dispel speculation that he took over for his father in the older Van Halen’s famous band.
His son is also a professional guitarist, but wants it to be known that there is no truth in the rumors that he will be part of a new Van Halen with bassist Michael Anthony and former singer Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen .
He also said that anyone who promotes the reputation “not only harms the fans but harms me and my family.”
The 29-year-old has been working on his debut album for a while and in July answered a social media question about whether it was a blessing or a curse to be the son of such a famous musician.
“I am fully prepared for a wave of hatred when my music is released because that is not what people think it will be,” he added. “I’m not trying to be my father, I’m trying to be me.”