Offering up a collective salute and eloquent tribute to one of the greatest of all-time, Red Hot Chili Peppers share a heartfelt new song entitled ‘Eddie.’The track unfolds as an emotionally charged anthem anchored by powerful bass, a soulful beat, cathartic guitar, and a delicate vocal melody with a reminder to celebrate the icon’s undying spirit.
Regarding ‘Eddie,’ Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis said, “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.”