With two days to go until his sophomore album Mammoth II is available worldwide via BMG, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing a music video for another song from the album. The next single I’m Alright is another 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 music video picks up after the video for Another Celebration at the End of the World where 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 -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 and can be viewed below.

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. 

Mammoth WVH will be celebrating the release of Mammoth II with an appearance on NBC News’ TODAY on the morning of Thursday, August 3rd. The band will be performing two songs from the new album: the previously unreleased ballad Waiting in the 8AM hour and the radio-edit of the next single I’m Alright in the 9AM hour. Check local listings for regional broadcast times.

To listen to previously released songs, and to view a track listing, from Mammoth II, click here, and to view tour dates, please go here.

5 Responses

  1. Great song…awesome solo. Wolfgang is a star, good for him!!

    Also LOVE the fact his videos are all connected…it’s like a little story going on! Miss the days when videos used to be fun. Wolfgang looks like he is having a blast and makes you wanna hang out with him!

    1. Yes, I think he’s great, too, and I also really like, his singing voice.

      I am also very impressed that he was able to forge his own path, despite having a father who was a guitar God and an icon.

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