RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Honor ‘EDDIE’ VAN HALEN

New striking strokes

Between their 11th LP The Getaway and this year’s double one Unlimited Love,
there was a time gap of six years and now RHCP are gearing up for their 2nd double album this year. Good job, guys.

It’s baptized Return Of The Dream Canteen and
hits the streets on 14 October. More info here.

One of the tracks is called EDDIE in memory of guitar wizard
Eddie Van Halen who passed away (almost) 2 years ago.

Anthony Kiedis ‘frontman): “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.”

A full-hearted ditty for Eddie.

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