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 is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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 (opens in new tab).