Red Hot Chili Peppers Releasing EP of Cover Songs
After many albums and their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Red Hot Chili Peppers decided to release an EP of cover songs. Aptly titled We Salute You, this six-track work is scheduled for May 1 on Warner Brothers.
We Salute You was put together in celebration of the band’s recent acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which occurred officially on April 14, and the EP will be released in a digital-only format. Although the tracks are not entirely new to fans, We Salute You will include the following songs:
- Dion and the Belmonts’ “A Teenager in Love”
- The Ramones’ “Havana Affair”
- Iggy and the Stooges’ “Search & Destroy”
- Neil Young’s “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” (live)
- The Beach Boys’ “I Get Around” (live)
- David Bowie’s “Suffragette City” (live)
Those looking to catch this rock and funk-bridging band have several opportunities during the upcoming summer months. The group is still touring in support of last year’s album I’m With You and is additionally headlining Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza festivals.
Although the band came to mainstream prominence in the early 1990s, their career began in the early 1980s. Around the time they were to officially be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, frontman Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea spoke with Rolling Stone about the award. Flea told the magazine: "The Hall of Fame is something I never paid much attention to, but I came a couple years ago to it and it felt like a really beautiful thing, a celebration of our culture and something that's a really integral part of growing up in the world today. It means a lot to me to be a part of it."
Kiedis replied with: "We're not really done creating...It's nice to be acknowledged, but we've got work to do."
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