Former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello has released a five-song EP named “Comandante.” One of the tracks; named “Secretariat” is Morello’s tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen, who passed away on October 6th at the age of 65.
The slightly-over one minute etude sounds reminiscent of the Van Halen classic “Cathedral” as well as the opening synth sounds of Van Halen’s cover of “Dancin’ in the Streets.”
You can listen to the audio for “Secretariat” below:
This is a wonderful tribute by Morello to the man who influenced so many amateurs and professionals alike.
The EP contains the following tracks:
- Voodoo Child
- Interstate 80 (featuring Slash)
- Secretariat (tribute to Eddie Van Halen)
- Suburban Guerrilla
- Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost
If a video for “Secretariat” becomes available we will show it here. Stay tuned.
What do you think of Tom Morello’s tribute to Eddie Van Halen? What song(s) do you think it sounds like?