Billboard Music Awards pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen: 'A true giant was taken from us'

Whilst lots of the night on the 2020 Billboard Tune Awards used to be spent honoring nowadays’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 kicked the bucket inside the ultimate yr together with Juice WRLD and Little Richard, sooner than turning her consideration to Van Halen.

The rock legend died ultimate week on the age of 65 after a struggle with most cancers.

“Only some days in the past, a real massive used to be taken from us: Eddie Van Halen,” stated Clarkson. “He used to be a mythical guitarist, a fantastic musician and an unbelievable songwriter.”

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To honor the past due icon, the display then aired a clip of Eddie enjoying 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 workforce performed their hit “Panama” with David Lee Roth offering lead vocals, Eddie’s brother Alex at the drums, and Eddie’s son Wolfgang enjoying 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.

Left to right: Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Left to proper: Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen carry out all over the 2015 Billboard Tune Awards at MGM Grand Lawn Area on Might 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by means of Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

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 pronouncing 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 photograph of Eddie enjoying track along his personal father Jan, and a 2nd photograph of the rocker on degree with Wolfgang.

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