When Pasadena’s own hometown Rock Star, Eddie Van Halen, passed away recently, we all felt our city mourn together, people are still sharing stories of their history with the band and band members, and we have seen tributes near where Eddie and Alex grew up on Las Lunas Street grow daily.  As the city that saw Eddie grow into the person and star he became, our community pride needs a place to shine… and a permanent way to honor our hometown legend.  We've raised the funds and are now applying to request that Pasadena to rename an alley in Old Town Pasadena after Eddie Van Halen, the world-renown guitar Virtuoso and his amazing band!

UPDATE: We are now raising funds for a large mural at Pasadena High School in honor of Ed and Alex Van Halen.  If you're a Van Halen Fan and would like to keep this party going, please consider donating to this great cause. Music is the universal language and involvement in musical programs is often the hook that keeps at risk students in school. Let's do this!

Please help by contributing to this Go Fund Me account, so that we can collect the funds required by the city to submit an application for the renaming of a public space in Old Town.  That fee is $3,000 which the city uses for staffing and material costs.  

If you are a Pasadena resident, please help our campaign for a public space for Eddie and his bandmates, by emailing the Pasadena City Council and letting them know that you support this effort. Please be sure to include your street address in your email to your council member. It’s our understanding that this request may go before the Pasadena City Council as early as October 26th, so please send your email soon!

If you live outside of Pasadena, please continue to help, we welcome your support! Thank you! We hope that one day we can all gather together in a place where we can honor the genius of Eddie Van Halen and the outstanding accomplishments of his band. And how wonderful would it be to support Eddie and Alex's alma mater with instruments and a music lab? Van Halen Fans are AWESOME and together we can make this happen!

Please spread the word and visit and “Like” our Facebook page (  to stay updated on our progress.  Thank you for helping Pasadena to honor the one and only Eddie Van Halen and his remarkable band!

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Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura 
Pasadena, CA
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