Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tease a new Van Halen-inspired song

Red Hot Chili Peppers have teased the release of a new song called “Eddie,” inspired by legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen. In a 57 second clip uploaded to the band’s Twitter account, fans got their first taste of the track. Rather than the explosive bombast of Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers appear to stick to their own signature sound.

The clip opens with a guitar part similar to the band’s 2002 hit “By the Way,” before John Frusciante ventures into an emotive melody. Around the 30 second mark, frontman Anthony Kiedis delivers vocals that clearly reference the departed guitar god.

For more, check out this article from Ultimate Classic Rock.

Photo courtesy of SPIN Magazine.

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