The city of Pasadena is unveiling an Eddie Van Halen memorial plaque on Monday

Eddie Van Halen performing in 1978
(Image credit: Fin Costello / Getty)

Eddie Van Halen’s hometown of Pasadena, California will unveil a memorial plaque commemorating the guitar icon on Monday October 11.

The ceremony will be led by Pasadena’s mayor Victor Gordo, following fundraising efforts led by local residents and Van Halen fans Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.