Van Halen’s Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘One Direction are dickheads’

Bassist and son of guitar hero Eddie Van Halen slams boyband on Twitter

Wolfgang Van Halen took to Twitter on Tuesday (October 16) to lay into boyband One Direction.

The Van Halen bassist, who is the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, accused the boyband of being “dickheads” and insulting him. At he wrote:

Fun fact: Was just insulted by that shitty boy band#OneDirection in the lobby of our hotel this morning! Greetings Birmingham!

He added: “No joke. That ACTUALLY happened. That group of kids in #OneDirection were dickheads to @IIEROCKII@GWDrums and Iā€¦ They must call themselves that because all of their hair points in #OneDirection”


Wolfgang’s dad Eddie Van Halen was recently named as the greatest guitarist of all time by Guitar World magazine.

The rocker, who formed the band Van Halen in 1972 and released the group’s 12th studio album ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’ in February of this year, came out on top in a contest voted for by readers of the publication to beat the likes of Brian May and Jimi Hendrix to the number one spot.

In August of this year, Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for Diverticulitis, a digestive disorder which involves an inflammation and infection of the colon, and it was speculated that the disease could keep him out of action for up to six months.

It was not the first time that Van Halen has experienced health problems. He had a hip replacement in 1999 and was treated for tongue cancer the following year, resulting in surgery which removed a third of his tongue. He was declared cancer-free in 2002.


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