A tribute to Eddie Van Halen is about to happen throughout this 12 months’s Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame induction ceremony.
The legendary guitarist died last month after dropping a lengthy battle with throat most cancers. His passing was confirmed by his son, Wolfgang.
“I can’t consider I’m having to put in writing this, however my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has misplaced his lengthy and arduous battle with most cancers this morning,” Wolfgang stated in a press release.
“He was the very best father I might ever ask for. Each second I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a present. My coronary heart is damaged and I don’t assume I’ll ever absolutely recuperate from this loss. I like you a lot, Pop.”
Tonight (November 7), the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame can pay tribute to Eddie throughout its digital ceremony, with a efficiency led by Weapons N’ Roses’ Slash, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Rage In opposition to The Machine’s Tom Morello.
It was introduced again in March that the ceremony can be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a substitute a TV particular honouring this 12 months’s inductees will air on HBO tonight from 8pm EST. It can even be accessible to stream on HBO Max.
Jon Landau and Irving Azoff will probably be honoured with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
The information comes after it was introduced earlier this 12 months that the 2020 ceremony, which was initially set to happen in Could, would move to November and take place in virtual form following the worldwide disaster.
“We moved the timing of the ceremony,” Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame Basis, stated of this 12 months’s occasion. “We’re going to maneuver the ceremony completely so it’s within the fall of every 12 months due to COVID.”
“We’re additionally transferring the nomination course of. Usually, the nomination course of begins in September, we announce the nominees in October, after which we announce the inductees in January. This time the nomination conferences will occur in January, so we’ll announce the nominees in February and begin that voting course of then.”