Pasadena City Council Approves Eddie Van Halen Memorial

WANTAGH, NY – AUGUST 13: Eddie Van Halen performs onstage at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 13, 2015 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Solters).

Eddie Van Halen’s hometown has decided to honor the late guitarist with a memorial — although it hasn’t decided exactly what that memorial will be. The Pasadena City Council on Monday voted to move forward with a tribute to its hometown hero, directing a committee to come up with ideas. Among those being considered are commissioning a statue, renaming a city building, putting up a plaque and renaming a street, according to the meeting’s minutes. Pasadena actually has one memorial already in place: the sidewalk outside a liquor store, where a teenage Eddie Van Halen wrote his name when the cement was still wet. Van Halen, 65, died of throat cancer on October 6th.



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