A committee formed to consider honoring the late Eddie Van Halen with a statue in his hometown of Pasadena, California is now under the direction of longtime Van Halen friend Rudy Leiren.
A statement recently released says technician Leiren is "chairing a team that will bring a memorial statue honoring the late, great guitar virtuoso to Pasadena, California."
Michelle Garrett, a Pasadena special projects manager , has said the city is "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 back in the 1960’s. Van Halen was later formed in Pasadena.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]