The ‘Van Halen Stage’ was recently erected in Eddie Van Halen’s hometown of Pasadena, the same California city where the iconic ’80s band Van Halen was formed 50 years ago. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held unveiling the memorial pavilion stage at a newly constructed community park and recreation area. A children’s playground and dog run will be among the other permanent fixtures surrounding the stage.
It was initially planned for the stage to be named solely after the late guitar legend, however, at the request of his family, it was named after the entire band. The guitarist was first honored by his hometown with a memorial plaque after the one-year anniversary of his passing.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on Oct. 6, 2020, after a lengthy battle with throat cancer. The band Van Halen was formed in 1972, consisting of Dutch-born, Pasadena-raised brothers, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, along with David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony.
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