Wolfgang Van Halen hit the stacks at Amoeba Records for their recent What's In My Bag? and – shocking – he bought a lot of Meshuggah records. I mean, other stuff too, but definitely Meshuggah. Van Halen's picks are:
- Meshuggah – Immutable
- Meshuggah – Nothing
- Meshuggah – Koloss
- Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
- blink-182 – ONE MORE TIME…
- The Beatles – Abbey Road
- Crosses – Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete.
- Van Halen – The Collection II
- Turnstile – Glow On
- Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence
- Mammoth WVH – Mammoth II
"I never do anything in the studio that I can't do live. Sure, there are tricks that you can do to do stuff that you wouldn't normally be able to do, but why would you wanna do that? 'Cause it's about creating music that you're capable of doing and that you can do live.
"I go to a concert to see bands play the fuck out of their music. Like Meshuggah — that was my favorite concert I'll ever see. Because they just kill it. They just stand there and they just play the fuck out of their music. I don't go to a concert to see a guy going around and be, like, 'How are you feeling tonight?' That's not my shit. Like Tool — they stand there and they destroy. That's what I love about music. And that's what we try to do with Mammoth, is that first and foremost, we are playing everything and we're doing it to the best of our ability."