Red Hot Chili Peppers Unveil "Brendan's Death Song" Music Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers have just unveiled a beautiful new music video for "Brendan's Death Song." Watch the clip, in which the band join in a New Orleans-style jazz funeral, below.

"Brendan's Death Song" is dedicated to late friend of the band Brendan Mullen, who passed away during the writing of the band's most recent album, last year's I'm With You (buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)). Mullen, a central figure in the L.A. music scene in the early '80s, reportedly gave the Chili Peppers their first big show opening for Bad Brains.

The band also announced recently that they will be releasing some 18 songs from the I'm With You sessions starting on August 14. The tracks will be released two at a time as both digital downloads and 7" singles (with two tracks per 7").

Did you miss last October's issue of Guitar World featuring a massive cover story on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album? You can still pick it up in our online store here.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.