Eddie Van Halen has announced that he will be speaking at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and Zócalo Public Square on February 12th and the event will be broadcast online. Van Halen will be discussing innovation as part of the national "What It Means to Be American" program. His camp sent over these details about the event: The Dutch immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen will discuss his American journey, his role in creating one of the biggest American rock bands of all time, how he has reinvented the way the guitar is played and designed, and he will answer the question, "Is rock 'n' roll about reinvention?" Entertainment journalist Denise Quan will moderate the sold-out event.The Feb. 12 event is sold-out, and no public tickets are available.
The event video may be accessed Feb. 13 here.