Eddie Van Halen honored with new Guitar Center Hollywood mural

Eddie Van Halen mural at Guitar Center Hollywood
(Image credit: Leeza London/YouTube)

A large mural of Eddie Van Halen was completed over the weekend at the Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. 

Painted by contemporary artist Robert Vegas – who is known for his mixed-media portraits, murals and live events – the artwork is entitled 'Long Live the King', and will be officially unveiled on January 26.

“I'll be painting this, 10am-6pm, Thursday through Sun, Jan 17th,” Vegas said last week. “You can cruise by outside and watch me create this epic mural from your car or you can tune-in to the live stream here, everyday at 4pm. I will be blasting the entire catalog as I paint!”

Zakk Wylde swung by the in-progress work over the weekend, giving it the Black Label Society fist of approval.

Meanwhile, KXFM 104.7 FM host Leeza London has uploaded footage of Vegas's mural during its creation – check it out below.

This isn't the first mural to be created in honor of the Van Halen guitar hero – back in November, Canadian Paul Archer paid tribute to EVH with a huge image on the back of his airbrushing shop in downtown Victoria.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.