The committee that was formed to explore honoring Eddie Van Halen with a statue in his former hometown of Pasadena, California is now under the direction of a close ally of the guitarist.
A statement says that his longtime tech Rudy Leiren is "chairing a team that will bring a memorial statue honoring the late, great guitar virtuoso to Pasadena, California."
Michelle Garrett, a special projects manager with the city, says they are "reviewing various ideas that have emerged...and the city has been in touch with the firm that represents the interests of Van Halen. At the appropriate time, after a range of issues are more fully explored, staff will return to Council with an update on the type of memorial that respects the family’s wishes and complies with local guidelines for memorials.”
Eddie moved to Pasadena with his family from the Netherlands in the '60s. It was there thatVan Halenwas formed.
He died last October 6th from cancer. He was 66.
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