A New York City subway station turned into an Eddie Van Halen tribute

'Now approaching Van Halen Avenue'

October 12, 2020

While the music community continues to pay respects to the late Eddie Van Halen, a different kind of tribute popped up in New York City.

Artist Adrian Wilson took to the Van Siclen Ave station in Brooklyn and remade the subway tiled sign to read “Van Halen Ave.”

“Come on people!” Wilson wrote in his Instagram post. “I even explained on TV how this works and how easy it is. A famous person dies, look up the name of a subway stop and put a sticker over it to memorialize the person. It's that easy!”

Wilson said that he “left it 4 days for someone else to head to Brooklyn and take the credit but nobody stepped up.”

Unfortunately, Wilson notes that his art has been removed and isn't there anymore.

Numerous musicians have paid tribute to the late Van Halen guitarist as Jack White recently took to the Saturday Night Live stage playing an Eddie Van Halen model guitar.

“I thought it could be a nice gesture for me to use this blue eddie van halen model guitar for one of the songs tonight on SNL,” White wrote in an Instagram post.

“The guitar was designed by eddie (with a few customizations i had added). eddie was very kind to me and saw to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs. i wont even insult the man’s talent by trying to play one of his songs tonight. thanks again eddie for this guitar and rest in peace sir.”

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