Wolfgang Van Halen to Perform on Sevendust Guitarist’s Solo Album
Van Halen progeny and current bassist Wolfgang Van Halen is set to appear on Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery's upcoming solo album, but he won't be contributing on his usual instrument. According to a recent update from Lowery, the Van Halen bassist and son of Eddie Van Halen will play drums on the effort.
The revelation was made last week after the Sevendust member was asked on Twitter who will drum on the recording, prompting him to reveal Van Halen's involvement. See that tweet down toward the bottom of this post.
Saying he's "not good enough" to play drums on the entire album, the news of Van Halen's drumming duties follows Lowery's previously discussed plans to tackle some of the drum parts himself. That plan appears to be going forward following a January interview where he outlined the recording process.
"I'm going to sing. I'm going to play everything I can, even a couple of songs on drums, but I'll have a drummer come in and do most of the drums," the musician told Audio Ink earlier this year. "Everything else, I'll do myself."
But on Twitter June 5, Lowery responded to one fan's inquiry, "@WolfVanHalen will be playing drums, maybe some bass. I'll do the rest. Just not good enough on the kit myself to pull it off in [the] studio."
Lowery isn't the only Sevendust member currently at work on an album. The band's vocalist, Lajon "LJ" Witherspoon, is collaborating with Sahaj Ticotin, a co-writer from Motley Crue's The Dirt soundtrack on his upcoming solo effort. Sevendust themselves are plotting their own next album, the follow-up to All I See Is War.
As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, Wolfgang Van Halen was recently at work on his own solo album, which has yet to see release. It was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who is slated to work on Lowery's effort as well. Van Halen also played bass with Tremontii until 2016, appearing on both Cauterize and Dust.
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