In his first interview in years, Eddie Van Halen discloses that his cancer returned twice last year, that he’s emerged victorious in his battle with alcohol, and that his son Wolfgang reminds him of his own father. Ultimate Classic Rock reports:
“I play a solo, and afterwards I was literally shaking.” Everyone’s going ‘Are you all right?’ And I go, ‘I’m fucking nervous.’ ‘Yeah, but you’re Eddie Van Halen,’ they say. And I go, ‘I know who I am, but I’m still nervous.’
Read the entire Esquire interview here.