Ain’t it a hoot. Fresh off their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will release We Salute You, an EP of covers, on May 1 via their website.
A tribute to fellow Rock Hall inductees, the EP features 6 songs that were originally penned by fellow rock royalty. The track list:
A Teenager in Love (Dion and the Belmonts)
Havana Affair (Ramones)
Search & Destroy (Iggy and the Stooges)
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Neil Young) [live]
I Get Around (The Beach Boys) [live]
Suffragette City (David Bowie) [live]
Three of the tracks are live recordings, and five of them have not previously been released by the band. This will be the second EP released by the RHCP in 2012, after a collection of songs recorded on their current tour came out last month.
The tracks that have been previously released popped up on compilations and various singles over the years, such as Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, the Neil Young cover, live: