Whilst lots of the night on the 2020 Billboard Tune Awards used to be spent honoring these days’s brightest stars, host Kelly Clarkson took a second to bear in mind the past due Eddie Van Halen.
The “Since U Been Long past” singer, 38, discussed a handful of stars that passed on to the great beyond inside the closing yr together with Juice WRLD and Little Richard, earlier than turning her consideration to Van Halen.
The rock legend died closing week on the age of 65 after a fight with most cancers.
“Only some days in the past, a real large used to be taken from us: Eddie Van Halen,” stated Clarkson. “He used to be a mythical guitarist, an awesome musician and an implausible songwriter.”
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To honor the past due icon, the display then aired a clip of Eddie taking part in with the band Van Halen on the 2015 Billboard Tune Awards in Las Vegas — a rarity because the band didn’t carry out on are living tv incessantly, in step with Clarkson.
The rock crew performed their hit “Panama” with David Lee Roth offering lead vocals, Eddie’s brother Alex at the drums, and Eddie’s son Wolfgang taking part in bass.
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“That second is one that each one who noticed will all the time consider,” added Clarkson.
Wolfgang joined the band in 2006.
The younger Van Halen has shared a handful of throwback footage and movies of his father since he handed.
Maximum lately, Wolfgang shared a video clip of his dad announcing he’d “like to jam with [his] father once more.”
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The video used to be adopted up with a black-and-white picture of Eddie taking part in track along his personal father Jan, and a 2nd picture of the rocker on degree with Wolfgang.