David Garfield – Guitar Heroes OTB, Vol. 3 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 21:00 minutes | 255 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Creatchy Records
Taken from keyboardist David Garfield’s new EP, ‘Guitar Heroes OTB, Vol. 3,’ the cover opens with a dynamite EVH solo.
Back in 1996, David Garfield – a keyboardist whose lengthy list of credits includes work with Smokey Robinson, George Benson, and Steve Lukather – found himself working with a new friend of his, Eddie Van Halen.
The two were collaborating on Garfield’s Tribute to Jeff Porcaro, the late Toto drummer, but also found the time to record – with singer and guitarist Michael Landau, bassist Will Lee and drummer Simon Phillips – a ferocious cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic, “If 6 Was 9.”
Now, after 24 years, the cover is finally seeing the light of day as the latest single from Garfield’s new EP, Guitar Heroes OTB, Vol. 3. You can check it out above.
Garfield told Guitar World that he had met Van Halen by chance “at a local cigar store and we got to talking.” When he mentioned Tribute to Jeff Porcaro to Eddie, and asked if he’d like to participate, his response was “a resounding ‘yes!’ ”
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