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.
Posted on Oct 17, 2012 02:44 pm
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."