Wolfgang Van Halen took to Twitter to shut down speculation about him taking over for his dad in the elder Van Halen’s famous band.
His son is also a professional guitarist, but wants it to be known that there’s no truth to the rumor he’ll be a part of a new Van Halen with bassist Michael Anthony and former lead singer Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen.
He also said anyone furthering the rumor “is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family.”
The 29-year-old has been working on his debut solo album for awhile and in July responded to a social media question about whether being the son of such a famous musician was a blessing or a curse.
“I’m fully prepared for a wave of hate when my music releases because it won’t be what people think it’ll be,” he added. “I’m not trying to be my father, I’m trying to be me.”