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Wolfgang Van Halen Suggests David Lee Roth Insulted Him Because 'My Dad Isn't Here to Be a Target'

"I guess he went to the next best thing," said Wolfgang in response to Roth's recent disparaging YouTube video about him

Wolfgang Van Halen has feelings about David Lee Roth's recent disparaging comments toward him.

After Roth posted a YouTube video in which he ranted about and mocked his former Van Halen bandmate in January, Wolfgang responded this week in a new interview with Atlanta radio show The Morning X.

"I’m honored [Roth] even thinks about me as much as he seems to," said Wolfgang, 32, who played bass alongside the rocker in Van Halen following founding member Michael Anthony's 2006 exit from the band.

Related: David Lee Roth Rants About Former Bandmate Wolfgang Van Halen: 'This F—in Kid'

<p>Chelsea Lauren/WireImage</p> Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth in Los Angeles in June 2012

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Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth in Los Angeles in June 2012

"You have to take what he says with a grain of salt, considering he also said that he wrote 'Eruption' and came up with [Eddie Van Halen’s custom guitar] the Frankenstein Strat," continued the Mammoth WVH frontman, son of Eddie and Valerie Bertinelli.

The radio program's hosts expressed surprise at the idea of Roth taking credit for Eddie's 1978 guitar solo "Eruption," to which Wolfgang quipped in response: "He said he wrote all the solos that Dad wrote. I guess that's all I can say."

Ultimately, Wolfgang doesn't think Roth's issue is specifically all about him. "I seem to have been born into this Van Halen drama that has come way before me," he said. "And now that my dad isn’t here to be a target, I guess he went to the next best thing."

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<p>David Becker/Getty</p> Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth performing in Las Vegas in May 2012

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Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth performing in Las Vegas in May 2012

Roth's YouTube video, also shared to his Instagram account with the caption "This F---in Kid," opens with a fake interview that positions Wolfgang as Jesus Christ before ridiculing him for receiving an advantage due to nepotism.

“Bro, I want people to know I got this job because of my talent,” a Wolfgang impersonator says. “I would have this job anyway, even if my dad wasn’t God. I just want people to know I got this job because of my talent."

Michael Buckner/Getty Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen
Michael Buckner/Getty Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen

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Wolfgang is then mocked by Roth, who alleges that he didn't pay attention to him on stage during their time in Van Halen together.

Roth claimed the younger Van Halen threw a woman out of two concerts for revenge, thinking she was Roth's girlfriend when she was actually an accountant overseeing the tour's payroll.

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