Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut Their New Eddie Van Halen Tribute Song “Eddie”


Funk rock legends the Red Hot Chili Peppers have launched their tribute to the late guitar great, Eddie Van Halen. The band’s new ode to the Van Halen virtuoso carries the title of “Eddie” and is now available below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis commented:

“Sometimes we don’t realize how deeply affected and connected we are to artists until the day they die. Eddie Van Halen was a one of a kind. The day after his death Flea came into rehearsal with an emotional bassline. John, Chad and I started playing along and pretty soon with all our hearts, a song in his honor effortlessly unfolded.

It felt good to be sad and care so much about a person who had given so much to our lives. Although the song doesn’t speak to Eddie by name, it talks about his early days on the Sunset Strip and the rock n roll tapestry that Van Halen painted on our minds. In the end, our song asks that you not remember Eddie for dying but for living his wildest dream.”

Eddie” is the second single to see a release from the multi-platinum Los Angeles, CA Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees looming new double album, “Return Of The Dream Canteen“. Once again produced by Rick Rubin (Slayer, Johnny Cash), that 17-song outing is headed for an October 14th release date.

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