The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their music video for Brendan’s Death Song on June 28th 2012 – Their fourth single from I’m With You. Shot in the style of a Jazz Funeral, the video was recorded in New Orleans on May 21st 2012 and was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who also directed the music videos for The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie and Monarchy of Roses.
A dedication to Brendan Mullen
Both the song and video of Brendan’s Death Song is dedicated to Brendan Mullen, who was a longtime friend of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and one of the first music promoters to take notice of the band. Back in 1983, Anthony Kiedis and Flea visited Club Lingerie in Los Angeles where they played their demo tape for Mullen while dancing around like maniacs in typical peppers style. What Mullen heard and saw of the duo impressed him and so he offered the Red Hot Chili Peppers an opening slot at an upcoming Bad Brains show. Since their first encounter, Anthony Kiedis and Flea became longtime friends with Brendan Mullen. RHCP credits Mullen with being one of their first major supporters.