Crimson Warm Chili Peppers Honor Late Van Halen Guitar Hero on ‘Eddie’

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Red Hot Chili Peppers have introduced a new song titled “Eddie,” a tribute to late guitar hero Eddie Van Halen.

In a collection of tweets, the band detailed how the track was made.

“Sometimes we do not know how deeply influenced and linked we are to artists until eventually the working day they die,” frontman Anthony Kiedis explained. “Eddie Van Halen was a a person of a sort. The working day immediately after his death Flea came into rehearsal with an emotional bassline. John [Frusciante], Chad [Smith] and I started participating in along and very before long with all our hearts, a tune in his honor very easily unfolded. It felt fantastic to be unhappy and care so a great deal about a individual who had provided so much to our life.”

The tune, which you can hear underneath, bares tiny resemblance to the grandiose rock audio of Van Halen, help save for a pair of soaring solos by Frusciante. Instead, the guitar god is plainly referenced within just the track’s lyrical information.

“While the music does not talk 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,” Kiedis pointed out. “In the finish, our song asks that you not remember Eddie for dying but for residing his wildest aspiration.”

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Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers joined a chorus of enthusiasts and fellow musicians who mourned Van Halen’s death on Oct. 6, 2020. “Oh man, bless his attractive inventive coronary heart,” Flea tweeted at the time. “I really like you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a genuine rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Crack through to the other aspect my brother.”

“Eddie” is the 2nd solitary from Crimson Scorching Chili Pepper’s 13th album, Return of the Dream Canteen, which arrives out on Oct. 14. The band initial previewed the LP very last month with guide solitary “Tippa My Tongue.”

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