Wolfgang Van Halen
might be well known in the rock world for playing bass alongside his father in Van Halen, but it seems a certain pop band don't know it.
Wolfgang was touring the UK as a stand-in bassist for Tremonti
when they crossed paths with pop band One Direction
in Birmingham, as Wolfgang tweets (via HenneMusic
): "Fun fact: Was just insulted by that sh--ty boy band OneDirection in the lobby of our hotel this morning! Greetings Birmingham!
"No joke. That ACTUALLY happened. That group of kids in OneDirection were d-ckheads to [Eric Friedman, singer], [Garrett Whitlock, drummer] and I
"They must call themselves that because all of their hair points in OneDirection.
Van Halen is currently on a break after Eddie Van Halen
's brush with death
in September. He was experimenting with a cayenne-based diet which caused his intestines to "explode" and needed emergency surgery.
"Eddies abdominal region was a disaster area
," said a friend at the time. "The spicy treatment touched off an explosion in his intestines