Red Hot Chili Peppers Nod to Eddie Van Halen with New Song

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared another new song from their forthcoming album Return of the Dream Canteen. The latest cut is titled “Eddie,” following the earlier single “Tippa My Tongue.” The song nods to the late Eddie Van Halen, who died in October 2020, with Anthony Keidis singing, “It’s only 1983/Please don’t remember me/For what I did with David/You know I’m talking David Lee.” (David Lee Roth acrimoniously departed Van Halen in 1985 after the release of the band’s sixth album, 1984.) Check out “Eddie” below.

Return of the Dream Canteen, which arrives on October 14, is the second album from the California outfit this year, following April’s Unlimited Love. Both albums feature contributions from guitarist John Frusciante, who rejoined the band in late 2019 after a 10-year hiatus. Frusciante, who first took up with the Peppers on Mother’s Milk in 1989, had taken another break from the band between 1992 and 1998.

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