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Wolfgang Van Halen has taken to social media to criticize Us Weekly over its latest cover story.

The celebrity/entertainment magazine features Valerie Bertinelli, the ex-wife of the late Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang’s mother, on the cover with a caption that reads, “Valerie Bertinelli’s Untold Story: Love, Loss & Staying Strong.” That was followed by two sub-captions that read, “Secrets to her dangerous marriage to Eddie Van Halen” and “Her dark past revealed: How she found peace at 60.”

Wolfgang shared a photo of the Us Weekly cover and tweeted, “F— this, and f— you, @usweekly. The only thing printed in this piece of toilet paper that’s true is that we all loved my father. This is not a new interview. My mother did not speak to them for this. That is all.”

Wolfgang added in a follow-up tweet, “I know what a lot of you are going to say. ‘Just ignore it, bro!’ I’m not going to stand by and let people publish lies and make my family’s tragedy someone else’s entertainment.”

This isn’t the first time Wolfgang has taken to social media since the October 6 death of his father to address various reports. Following rumors of a Van Halen reunion taking place without Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang said, “This is just a sh—y lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this. Anyone peddling this s— is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family.”

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