Eddie Van Halen Covers Jimi Hendrix In Newly Unearthed Track

Keyboardist David Garfield has released Eddie Van Halen‘s recently unearthed cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s “If 6 Was 9” from Axis: Bold as Love.

The cover, which appears on Garfield’s new EP, Guitar Heroes OTB, Vol. 1, also features singer and guitarist Michael Landau, bassist Will Lee and drummer Simon Phillips.

The “If 6 Was 9” cover was recorded in 1996 at Chick Corea’s Mad Hatter Studios in L.A. and engineered by Alan Hirshberg.

Van Halen died on October 6 due to throat cancer. He was 65. He was originally diagnosed with the disease in 2000.

(Photo: Abby Gillardi)

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