Monday, December 10, 2012

PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen meets his giant guitar

Eddie Van Halen stopped by Universal CityWalk on Sunday to check out the giant replica of his Frankenstein (or "Frankenstrat") guitar at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood.

Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, tweeted a photo of the visit, writing, “Today was his first time actually seeing it in person! @eddievanhalen #finally #citywalk”

The Hard Rock updated the guitar display in November of 2011 as a salute to Van Halen’s iconic homemade instrument.

The guitarist continues to recuperate following surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis that has him sidelined for the remainder of the year.

Eddie’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour, caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of a series of Van Halen concert dates across North America this summer, and the postponement of a series of dates in Japan that were scheduled for November.

Van Halen’s rescheduled Japanese dates were announced recently: the band will play the Tokyo Dome on June 21 and Osaka’s City Central Gymnasium on June 24 and 26.

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