National Guitar Museum has named Eddie Van Halen as their Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2020.
Every year for more than a decade, the museum has saluted a living guitarist who has contributed significantly to the legacy of the guitar. The guidelines state that the person must have been a performing or recording artist whose talents and career inspired and influenced other guitar players. For the first time, it is being awarded in memoriam.
The museum made this statement: “It is perhaps fitting that we don’t need to explain why Eddie is deserving of such an honor. Everyone who has ever heard his guitar playing knows.”