2nd August 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

With two days to go until highly anticipated, second album Mammoth II is available worldwide via BMG, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing a music video for another new song from the album. The next single “I’m Alright” is a stellar rocker featuring a driving drumbeat, a hypnotic piano riff, and a blistering guitar solo that features his uncle – Patrick Bertinelli – on wah pedal operation. The lines “Sorry – I’m so sorry – It’s kind of you to say – F@#k off and back away and let me breathe” are sentiments that are relatable to anyone and given extra bite with Wolfgang’s pointed delivery.


The official music video picks up and continues the entertaining thread from the humorous video for “Another Celebration At The End Of The World”. The former band of Wolfgangs – who have been fired from Mammoth WVH – start their own band Mammoth WWW and enter the same Battle of the Bands as Mammoth WVH. Hearing the band rehearsing “I’m Alright,” Mammoth WWW steals the song from Mammoth WVH to surprising results. Keeping it in the family on “I’m Alright,” Wolfgang’s mother – legendary actress and chef Valerie Bertinelli – also makes a cameo appearance in the video. The video marks the third video with director Gordy De St. Jeor.

“’ I’m Alright’ is the single that is coinciding with the album release. The video is really fun, continuing the story that was established from ‘Don’t Back Down’ and ‘Another Celebration At The End Of The World.’ I think it’s really funny that the lyrics are quite angry but delivered through the lens of sort of a comfy rock song. If there ever was an anthem for myself about standing up for what I believe I should be doing – as opposed to what people expect – this is certainly that song,” explains Wolfgang. 

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, GRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade-on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician, and especially vocalist. Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “Take a Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is.


The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration At The End Of The World” – its video is a humorous 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth WVH live band that was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor and can be seen here: A lyric video for the instant grat track and new live show favorite “Like A Pastime” can be seen here: Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available for pre-order in multiple configurations here:

The track listing for Mammoth II is:


Like A Pastime

Another Celebration At The End Of The World

Miles Above Me

Take A Bow


I’m Alright

Erase Me


Better Than You


Mammoth WVH is currently in the middle of a European tour in advance of the release of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums) – have been performing shows in support of Metallica on their M72 World tour and other dates with Alter Bridge along with select headline dates and various festival appearances. UK and Irish fans who may have missed their hook-laden set at Download Festival can catch them from July 1st with Def Leppard and Motley Crüe at stadium dates in London, Dublin, and Glasgow.


UK & Ireland Dates 2023 Supporting Def Leppard/Motley Crüe

Jul 1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium

Jul 4 – Dublin, IE – Marlay Park

Jul 6 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Green


Mammoth WVH will return to the US and Canada for more touring in August alongside Alter Bridge and Sevendust as well as other dates with Metallica and Pantera.


More dates will be announced in the near future – tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found here:


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