The Red Hot Chili Peppers have offered up a fitting cover recently, tackling an iconic Radiohead track during their performance in Egypt.

On Friday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers managed to perform one of the most exciting concerts of their career, becoming one of the biggest acts to perform at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

While artists such as the Grateful Dead, Sting, Frank Sinatra, and Kylie Minogue have all performed at the pyramids in the past, it has become rarer for big-name international acts to perform at the venue in recent years.

However, this gig soon became even more exciting, with the band revealing that the entire show would be livestreamed via social media. As you’d expect, the band decided to make this concert a bit of a memorable one.

Check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers covering ‘Pyramid Song’:

As fans who witnessed the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their recent Aussie tour would be aware, the group have been opening their encore set with a cover.

Performed by guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, these solo covers have been rather eclectic affairs, with the likes of Talk Talk, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and even Sinéad O’Connor being played near the end of the show.

So, what sort of artist did the band play at their Egyptian show? Did they pick an iconic hometown artist? Or did they try and tackle a traditional song for the performance?

Rather, the band decided to do something a bit more fitting, honouring the concert’s location by covering Radiohead’s 2001 track, ‘Pyramid Song’ (which can be seen at the 1:59:47 mark in the above video).

With Josh Klinghoffer abandoning his guitar for the piano, he offers up a rather faithful rendition of the track, with his vocals serving as a rather decent impression of Radiohead’s iconic frontman.

No word yet as to whether these one-off covers might be recorded at some point in the future, but in the meantime, they’re serving as a rather amazing incentive to see the group playing live.

Check out Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’:

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Red Hot Chili Peppers @ The Pyramids, Giza, Egypt 15/3/18 Setlist

‘Can’t Stop’
‘Fortune Faded’
‘The Zephyr Song’
‘Dani California’
‘Dark Necessities’
‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ (The Stooges cover)
‘Right On Time’
‘Snow ((Hey Oh))’
‘Go Robot’
‘Don’t Forget Me’
‘Higher Ground’ (Stevie Wonder cover)
‘Under The Bridge’
‘By The Way’


‘Pyramid Song’ (Radiohead cover)
‘Goodbye Angels’
‘Give It Away’

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