Red Hot Chili Peppers released Eddie van Halen tribute song

Written by on September 23, 2022

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their new single, a tribute to Eddie Van Halen.

The band’s frontman Anthony Kiedis praised the rocker, who died in 2020 aged 66, as “simple” after the band rejected new song ‘Eddie’. The 59-year-old singer said: “Sometimes we don’t realize how deeply affected and connected we are to artists until they die. Eddie Van Halen was one of a kind.

The day after he died, Flea’s rehearsal arrived. with an emotional bass line. John, Chad and I started playing together and soon a heartfelt song was born in his honor. It felt good to be sad and care so much for someone who gave so much to our lives.

Although the song doesn’t Call Eddie by His Name, it talks about his early days on the Sunset Strip and the tapestry of rock and roll that Van Halen painted in our heads.

“Finally, our song asks that you remember Eddie not because he died, but because he was living his wildest dream.” “Eddie” will appear on the band’s upcoming 13th studio album, Return of the Dream Canteen , which will be released October 1st.

The band – which also includes Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante – already released the single “Tippa My Tongue” from the album in August. The Chili Peppers confirmed the new album in July, saying the upcoming record “is everything we are and everything we’ve ever dreamed of.”