Former Animals and War frontman Eric Burdon hit the stage at the Rolling Stone Rock Room Friday afternoon at SXSW to play tunes from this year's 'Til Your River Runs Dry. He played album-opener "Water," which, he told Rolling Stone in an interview after the set, was inspired by a conversation he once had with Mikhail Gorbachev. Yes, that Mikhail Gorbachev.
Check out his performance above.
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Brings 'Water' to the Rock Room