A plaque honoring Eddie Van Halen was unveiled Monday outside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in his hometown of Pasadena, California.
It reads as follows:
"The Van Halen family emigrated from the Netherlands to Pasadena in 1962.Alex and Eddie Van Halen attended schools in Pasadena and began playing music together with Eddie on guitar and Alex on drums. Years later, the brothers formed the band Van Halen, along with bassist Michael Anthony and vocalist David Lee Roth. Between 1975 and 1978, Van Halen performed 14 concerts at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Conference Center. Regarded as one of the most successful bands of all time, Van Halen will forever be remembered for reinventing Rock 'n' Roll and their connection to Pasadena."
Eddie died on October 6th of last year from cancer. He was 65.