- Created on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 01:52
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: Music News
The Red Hot Chili peppers have a new album coming out called, I'm With You, which is released by Warner Bros. on August 30th.
It's being produced by Rick Rubin. This is the band's first studio album since the 2006 double-disk set, Stadium Arcadium.
This record also marks the debut of the Chili Peppers' new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in the fall of 2009 following the departure of John Frusciante. It was Frusciante though, who had been a crucial writer as well as player on the Chili Peppers' biggest albums, including 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik and 1999's Californication. After he quit, Kiedis and bassist Flea had to decide if they would even keep the band going.
Klinghoffer, 31, was a veteran sideman who had recorded and toured with Beck, PJ Harvey and Tricky, among many others. He was also a friend of Frusciante's, working on several of that guitarist's solo records, and had performed with the Chili Peppers on their last world tour, playing extra guitar and keyboards.
"I felt like I had the experience," Klinghoffer says in his first-ever press interview, sitting next to Kiedis on a couch in the singer's Malibu home. "There was no real adjustment. This is playing music with people I admire and who have been friends for years."
"Josh has not lacked the necessary assertions," Kiedis notes. "His voice is as dominant as any other voice on the record." That is literally true. In addition to playing guitar, Klinghoffer contributed keyboards and backing vocals. He also co-wrote the music with Kiedis, Flea and drummer Chad Smith.
The album's first single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," is a hard-pop spin on classic Chili Peppers funk, with a creeping bass line and a marching-disco rhythm in the chorus reminiscent of the late-Seventies Rolling Stones.
The Chili Peppers are currently in rehearsals and plan to tour extensively in support of I'm With You. "I know when we write mediocre stuff, and when we write good stuff," Kiedis says. "I can't wait to go out and play this."