Hear Red Hot Chili Peppers Honor Eddie Van Halen In New Song

On “Eddie” Red Hot Chili Peppers pay heartfelt tribute to the late guitar god.

Musically, no one is gonna confuse RHCP with Van Halen. But the Chilis L.A. come-up didn’t actually lag that far behind Eddie’s. It just took RHCP a while longer to find that breakthrough.

Anthony Kiedis delivers lyrics from Eddie’s point of view, and the track is packed with Van Halen references. And while the spacious, melodic jam of “Eddie” lays pretty far from what Van Halen were known far, it’s the Chili Peppers doing what they do best while honoring one of the all-time greats.

“Eddie” is the latest advance track from the Red Hot Chili Peppers forthcoming album Return of the Dream Canteen, out October 14. And if you’ve been following along, this will be RHCP’s second new album in just over six months.