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Heart’s Nancy Wilson just shared a live performance of her touching instrumental tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen. Wilson posted a video to YouTube playing the acoustic track on her back porch, with her dog nearby. She also tells the story of the song’s origin – inspired by EVH calling her hotel room one morning to play a song he’d written on the acoustic guitar she gave him. The video is uploaded with the following caption from Wilson, “When Heart toured with Van Halen I asked Eddie why he never played acoustic guitar, his response ‘I don’t have one. I gave Eddie one of mine and he immediately wrote a song on it that stole my heart. After he passed, it hit me so hard I felt it was time to pay tribute to him.”
“4 Edward” will appear on Wilson’s upcoming solo album You And Me, out May 7th.