Wolfgang Van Halen Offended By One Direction

While touring the UK, Wolfgang bumped into pop-brats One Direction who "were d-ckheads" - but he had a hilarious reply for the wavy-haired w-nkers.

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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."

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    Like these douchebags know who Van Halen is.
    They're too busy having songs written for them, and the rest of the time they do photoshoots.
    Don't tell them or they will try to rip off Panama and Jump for "tributes".
    at least One Direction made their way up and not because of their last name... *cough*cough
    It's not like Wolfgang has talent or anything.. Actually, alot of Van Halen fans didn't like Wolfgang when he first started playing with the band.. He earned it.
    Indeed, Wolfie actually wrote & produced quite many parts on A Different Kind Of Truth. Plus he seems to be a true bro
    I feel like this comment should get whatever the opposite of the gold medal is...perhaps a swift kick in the ass?
    They were put together by producers on a reality tv show. I doubt they can tie their own shoe laces let alone "make their way up."
    yea, so they really worked their way up the ladder? tell me more about how theyve been doing tiny venues and shitty bars before finally getting SOMEWHAT of a break... oh wait, they were shat out by simon cowell and havent written a single song.
    Fuck 1d!
    1D (one dimension ) pretty much describes them. all they have are superficial looks. their music is bland, their ability as musicians are that of a toddler, and the only reason why people (preppy, teenage girls) like them is because they are "pretty boys". they should probably just rename themselves to 1"D (one-inch dick).
    The fact that OneDirection got into the NBC's Olympic-coverage and Muse got cut still pisses me off. 1D is such a superpower in the "music" world that they were shown over a huge band like Muse. As oppcorn stated: "Fuck 1d"
    That was retarded, I hate how music like 1D (shit) can be more popular than something like Muse (fantastic), because they're "prettier" that's what pisses me off
    what did they say?
    Ya this. I refuse to take the guy seriously until he goes into detail about what they said. I don't respect them at all as musicians but they seem like nice enough lads, they probably just didn't bow down and kiss his cock.
    link no1
    I can actually imagine they are a bunch of anal glands personally, thinking they are awesome and stuff because small girls want to play Barbie with them, or whatever it is small girls do these days.
    yeah, the singer/bass player in my band is already acting like a douche even though the only sudden success we've had so far is that where the biggest thing in a town who's only other bands are people in their fifty's playing bluegrass or 70s covers, although to be fair he's doing it as a joke but if it looks like a duck talks like a duck and imprints persistent behavioral patterns on you like a duck it's a ****ing duck.
    If you want to rise above the bluegrass hillbillies you must learn to write good copy.
    Wow this "band" likes to make fools of themselves. First their whole comment about being like The Beatles then going and insulting a real musician. Just shortened your shelf life from 5 years to about 2 more...maybe. We can only hope they'll disappear sooner.
    5 years? you seriously overestimate the attention span of teenage girls, but sadly for the same reason the stupid shit they do will have zip effect on their audience unless they directly insult them. It would probably take something along the lines of insulting this teenage girl who just committed suicide as the result of a pedophiles blackmailing campaign (don't know about the rest of the world but it's all the news organizations in Canada can talk about) or making a "any rape victim who got pregnant wanted it" comment. either that or they'd have to admit they don't really think any of their audience is really that special or beautiful and their just exploiting the fact that teenage girls are insecure and suckers for a compliment(sadly also the reason this pedophiles blackmail plan worked).
    I gave them years simply because I bet their contract is set for a couple CD cycles or something, so as long as they are making a label money they will be around and publicized. I'm really just tired of these boy bands becoming famous when countless real musicians are wishing they were in that position. They are nothing special just a flash in the pan to make a quick buck and act like children in front of cameras. Sorry to hear bout this blackmail pedophile deal. People need to chill out.
    These guys are just asking to get their asses beaten.
    Beaten? I think they want more than that doing to them...bring the lube
    zYx Monster xYz
    No lube = more pain
    I loved Garret's tweet about the situation; "had a run in with some boy band in the hotel lobby. no worries. I can't take a insult from someone who doesn't even write there own tunes"
    "They must call themselves that because all of their hair points in OneDirection." That is one of the worst comebacks I've ever heard. This is juvenile kids stuff, they sound as bad as each other. Grow up
    Goddamn it was bad, and UG built it up to be one of the greatest comebacks in recent history. They arnt a band full of Ron Burgundy's, I don't see how the hair comment would even phase them
    "Eddies abdominal region was a disaster area," said a friend at the time. "The spicy treatment touched off an explosion in his intestines." I'm really glad you were able to finish the article with such beautiful literary imagery.
    They're dickheads because they didn't have to work for anything. Given that Wolfgang got his start by being handed the bass spot for Van Halen but at least he's actually talented. All you need for a OneDirection song is a shitty beat, a five year old to write your lyrics for you and an old Clash song. Anyone can do it.
    Yeah Wolfgang may have gotten in because of his dad, but he is staying in because of his talent.
    Exactly. I'm sure most of the reason he got in was cause of Eddie but that doesn't change the fact that he's a damn good bassist.