Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered a new song titled “Eddie.” The track serves as a tribute to late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and it will appear on the band’s new album “Return Of The Dream Canteen,“ which is set to be released on October 14.
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.”