CHULA VISTA, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Guitarist Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs on stage at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 30, 2015 in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images).
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is putting together a last-minute tribute to Eddie Van Halen as part of its 2020 Induction Ceremony Special. The show is set to air on November 7 on HBO and HBO Max. Organizers won’t release specifics, but they are hinting that multiple guitarists will pay homage to the Van Halen guitar great. Eddie passed away earlier this month after a lengthy battle with cancer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 includes Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, and The Doobie Brothers.
Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang, has also slammed Van Halen reunion rumors stating it’s hurting his family:
This is just a shitty lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this.
Anyone peddling this shit is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family. https://t.co/YqJKBaqpjy
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 25, 2020