Nancy Wilson Will Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With The Song Named ‘For Edward’ In Her New Album
Heart guitarist and backing vocalist Nancy Wilson announced that there will be an instrumental track named ‘For Edward’ in her upcoming album, ‘You and Me’ as a tribute act for late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen in addition to revealing the time when she gave Eddie his first acoustic guitar.
Nancy Wilson will release the first solo album of her career named ‘You and Me,’ most likely later this year. Wilson previously released her first single from the album, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ last October. Two further covers will make up the album, versions of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Boxer’ and Pearl Jam’s ‘Daughter.’ The rest of the album will consist of original tracks, with guest appearances by Sammy Hagar, Duff McKagan, and Taylor Hawkins.
As you might remember, Nancy Wilson once revealed an interesting story about iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen during an interview, nearly three months ago. Apparently, Wilson was the one who gave Eddie his first-ever acoustic guitar during a conversation and Wilson stressed the fact that he was extremely kind, genuine, and sweet.
During a most recent interview, Nancy Wilson remembered the special incident and stated that it happened while Heart was touring with Van Halen back in the 1980s. After giving Eddie an acoustic guitar, he played Wilson a beautiful piece of acoustic guitar instrumental music the first thing the next morning.
Since Wilson was so moved by his action, she wanted to return the favor as a tribute song to the deceased guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, who passed away due to throat cancer, with a song named ‘For Edward’ which is going to take place in Wilson’s first-ever solo album, ‘You and Me.’
Here is what Wilson said:
“I was the first one to ever give him an acoustic guitar. When we were touring with those guys in the ’80s, he was, like, ‘I like how you play that acoustic.’ And I said, ‘Well, why don’t you play more acoustic?’ And he goes, ‘Well, I don’t have an acoustic.’ And I said, ‘You don’t have an acoustic? What?’
Early the next morning, in the hotels, back when people would ring your room, he rang my room and he played for me this beautiful piece of acoustic guitar instrumental music on the phone. I was so touched, and it was so beautiful, it was one of the prettiest things I’d ever heard. So I tried to return the favor by making a beautiful little tribute to him. I have an instrumental song on this album called ‘For Edward’, which is dedicated to Eddie Van Halen.“
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