Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Single Series

RHCP will release a series of 18 singles as digital and 7" vinyl releases over the next six months, according to a tweet from Flea to a fan.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Single Series
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Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a series of 18 singles as digital and 7" vinyl releases. Flea revealed the news to a fan on twitter, and said they will release the tracks written on tour over the next six months. It was only a few days before that drummer Chad Smith said the band had at least 10 more B-sides to their last album "I'm With You" - perfect for fans who can't wait until their next LP, which could take four or five years to arrive. The band are currently wrapping up the US leg of their world tour, and will skip across to Europe next. Don't fret, US readers - they'll be back in the states by September. Meanwhile, a journalist has supposedly found the bridge from the seminal RHCP song "Under The Bridge". Singer Anthony Kiedis would never reveal its exact location, but after some detective work, Vulture magazine pinned it down to a bridge in MacArthur Park. "It links Sixth and Union - the intersection Kiedis claims he was walking toward - with the drug dealers at Seventh and Hoover," wrote journalist Mark Haskell Smith. "And, unlike the other bridges [in the area], it provides a discreet location for private time with personal demons." Here's a list of their remaining world tour dates: 06/01 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills 06/02 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena 06/04 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center 06/06 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena 06/07 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum Center 06/09 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival 06/23 Stevenage Herts, UK - Knebworth Park 06/24 Sunderland, UK - Stadium of Light 06/26 Dublin, IE - Croke Park 06/28 Nijemegen, NL - Goffert Park 06/30 Paris, FR - Stade de France 07/01 Werchter, BE - Rock Werchter 07/03 Berne, CH - Stade de Suisse 07/07 Madrid, ES - Rock In Rio Madrid 07/20 St. Petersburg, RU - Petrovsky Stadium 07/22 Moscow, RU - Luzniky Stadium 07/25 Kiev, UA - Olympisky Stadium 07/27 Warsaw, PL - Bernowo Airport 07/28 Kaunas, LT - Kaunas Arena 07/30 Tallinn, EE - Tallinn Song Festival Grounds 08/01 Tampere, FI - Ratina Stadium 08/04 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 08/11 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 08/12 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 08/14 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena 08/15 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena 08/25 Gelsenkirchen, DE - Rock im Pott 08/27 Prague, CZ - Synot Tip Arena 08/29 Zagreb, HR - Hoppodrome 09/01 Sofia, BG - Georgia Asparuhov Stadium 09/04 Athens, FR - OAKA Olympic Stadium 09/06 Beirut, LB - The Waterfront 09/08 Istanbul, TR - Santralistanbul 09/10 Tel Aviv, IR - Hayakron Park 09/23 San Diego, CA - Vally View Casino Center 09/25 Phoenix, AZ - Jobing.com Arena 09/27 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 09/29 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center 10/02 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena 10/04 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena 10/14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits 10/20 Houston, TX - Toyota Center 10/22 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena 10/24 Tulsa, OK - BOK Arena 10/25 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena 10/28 Omaha, NE - Centurylink Center 10/30 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center 11/01 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center 11/14 Portland, OR - Rose Garden 11/15 Seattle, WA - Key Arena 11/17 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena 11/19 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome 11/21 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 11/22 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 11/24 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Center 11/26 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

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    iommi600
    Hopefully, Josh will lose his "shyness" and bring on some real noise like Frusciante and Hillel did. He's a great player and totally capable of doing it.
    bassisfun
    Why do we need to read about that bridge again? No one cares. But I may have to check out those singles.
    Sound_Garden_X
    efferus wrote: Sorry, but it's just not the chilies without the Frush!
    So where they not the Chili Peppers when they started? They were around for a good 10 years before JF jumped on board. Don't get me wrong I LOVE JF, but I also love Josh and Hillel.
    PIMO
    Galfadez wrote: So Flea writes something to a fan on twitter and that becomes your top news story? Lol
    Courtney Love could fart and UG News would have a day
    everythingevil3
    anyone else find this kind of annoying? why not just release a b-sides disc with all of this on there? Im sure the songs will be cool, the release tactic just seems silly.
    mjosephw52
    First of all, screw the post above mine. Second, singles suck. Make a compilation disc or something, like The Killer's Sawdust or whatever else other bands do.
    MrGuitarGuy01
    efferus wrote: Sorry, but it's just not the chilies without the Frush!
    Uh, I'm a huge Frusciante fan. He's the reason why I love playing starts and tele's, but take a good listen and you'll see that he and Josh have very similar styles. Josh is just being humble and holding back. That being said, as much as it pains me and every other hardcore RHCP fan, Frusciante is gone. Josh is the best replacement, I'll take him over Dave.
    jrodgers
    Always glad for the new music, but bands doing this kind of thing is just a pain in the ass for fans. Instead of making one trip the store, or one download on itunes, we get to do it 18 seperate times if we want all the tracks.
    alestorm666
    This project seems similar to the Smashing Pumpkins' 'Teargarden' thing. Hope this is better.
    xstatic44
    People are so critical of this band and their current album and tour that it blows my mind.
    Jmoarguitar
    Whats all this RHCP should quit ordeal? They are always evolving if that was evident from californication to im with you. They're one of the few bands that evolved into different styles so gracefully, yet have never failed to sound like the chili peppers.
    mckenna64
    jrodgers wrote: Always glad for the new music, but bands doing this kind of thing is just a pain in the ass for fans. Instead of making one trip the store, or one download on itunes, we get to do it 18 seperate times if we want all the tracks.
    true, and if you buy each individual song it will likely work out more than just buying a CD album. It's not like I am that bothered about waiting a couple of years, especially as it allows them to have more time to perfect the songs and create a more cohesive album.
    ifc69
    Did Billy ever finish that? I've never heard anything since the first single.
    jacobdubya
    Most casual listeners only know RHCP's more funk rock/hip-hop style songs, because those are the songs they usually release as singles. However, listening to their albums, especially the past couple, shows a lot of diversity. Even their biggest hit (arguably), Under the Bridge, was outside the realm of their signature style. "By the Way" had a lot more melodic, new-wave sounding songs, while "Stadium Arcadium" (as much flack as it gets) was fairly diverse, with some straightforward rock songs, some slower, more melodic songs, and a few almost-psychedelic songs. By contrast, I actually find a lot of Foo Fighters' songs to be pretty generic and similar sounding. Dave Grohl is a great music and I do like some of Foo Fighters' songs, but if anyone were to be accused of never evolving, I think it'd have to be Dave Grohl and company.
    westley23j
    i had tix to see RHCP back in January(?) then Kiedis decided to break his foot and i couldnt make it to the makeup show so i had to sell my tickets. im still pissed about that.
    Miyagi84
    I'm with you is a really solid album... obviously John was done with the band, and even the band members themselves said they were done with him in a certain respect... Klinghoffer is a very, VERY good guitarist, he is probably the closest thing the John while sounding completely different. you can tell he is playing around chad and flea's rhythms, and while he's not a great lead player the way John was, Josh is a a great rhythm player and he's given the band new life. he also does great background vocals as well. As much as I want John to be back in the band that time is over and there is no crying over spilled milk. That being said the singles idea sucks ass IMHO, and I highly doubt that it is going to take 4-5 for a new album. They all have new energy in playing again, that hiatus after SA was because they were all exhausted and were in a way trying to feel if the time off would reinvigorate John's desire to play in the band again, which is obviously did not.
    NorCalLos
    Damn. That's a hell of a schedule AND multiple nights in the same arenas in Oakland and LA. There are very few acts that can fill an arena for one performance these days.
    Basti95
    ...Vulture magazine pinned it down to a bridge in MacArthur Park.
    So that 's why it was burning in the dark.
    Galfadez
    So Flea writes something to a fan on twitter and that becomes your top news story? Lol
    Slashiepie
    At no point in the middle of practice one day did one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stand up and say, "Hey, is anyone else just sick of playing Chili Peppers music?" I mean, other than the one drummer and the three guitarists who quit. Obviously. When they first hit the scene, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were new, and they had an energy that almost no one else could touch, and asking them to quit now must sound crazy. Every single member of the band is great. Flea is incredible and insane, but really he deserves a ton of credit, if for no other reason than because he's probably the only bassist that an average person could actually name. Getty These might be three awesome bassists or just three random dudes. You don't know. I've always maintained that Chad Smith was one of the most tasteful and dependable drummers in rock and roll, John Frusciante (who recently got just as sick of Chili Peppers music as me, and quit the band again) will certainly make every top 20 greatest guitarists for the next several years and Anthony Kiedis ... I don't know, sure has had a lot of different haircuts, I guess. TVguide They're all so talented, and it's wonderful that they found each other, but ... come on, guys, that's enough. Years ago, the Chili Peppers were slinging this rap-rock-funk-fusion thing that, to this day, no one else has even attempted. Honestly. I can't think of a single other band that is even trying to imitate RHCP music, because the style is just so clearly theirs. They own it. Unfortunately, they haven't really grown in the last, at least, 15 years. They're still just writing Red Hot Chili Peppers music. Funky rock songs with awesome bass about California and ****ing. That's it. And that's fine, in doses, but they've been doing it for almost 30 years. I can't name one band that should have still been playing together after 30 years. Not one. The smartest thing that R.E.M. did was break up. It was clear that they'd reached a point where they realized, "Hey, these later albums aren't as good as our other ones. Obviously, we've already recorded all of the best R.E.M. songs. Let's just call it quits." Every artist in every field reaches a point where they exhaust their own limitations. The Simpsons was great right up until it was terrible, and it was terrible right after they'd finished making all of the great Simpsons episodes it was possible to make. If Michael Richards was still doing Kramer today, it would be the saddest thing ever. That's just the way things go, nine times out of 10. An artist is great, but if he misses the brief window where he can back out with grace and dignity, he'll just humiliate himself and end up Favreing the whole end of his career. The Foo Fighters are a great counterexample. That's another rock band that's been around for a long time, and they're still making new music, but they haven't overstayed their welcome. The difference is that the Foo Fighters seem to be growing and evolving with every album. Their latest album is stylistically a world away from their first album, but it is still a distinctly Foo Fighteresque sound. It has everything that makes Foo great while still feeling fresh. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had, like, four different amazing guitar players quit the band, but they're still going. If losing two of its founding members isn't going to stop the Chili Peppers, and if they aren't going to grow and evolve (they're not), then they should really think about taking some time off. Read more: 4 Artists Who Should Probably Just Take a Break for a While | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-wh... st-take-break-while/#ixzz1wTbmzi1k
    iommi600
    ifc69 wrote: Did Billy ever finish that? I've never heard anything since the first single.
    Oceania, which comes out next month, is part of 'Teargarden'. Can't say he didn't finished it.
    Poisonouspot
    surprised that there is no news about Frusciantes new solo album, anyway can't wait for the singles
    JPScralatchtica
    Slashiepie wrote: At no point in the middle of practice one day did one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stand up and say, "Hey, is anyone else just sick of playing Chili Peppers music?" I mean, other than the one drummer and the three guitarists who quit. Obviously. When they first hit the scene, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were new, and they had an energy that almost no one else could touch, and asking them to quit now must sound crazy. Every single member of the band is great. Flea is incredible and insane, but really he deserves a ton of credit, if for no other reason than because he's probably the only bassist that an average person could actually name. Getty These might be three awesome bassists or just three random dudes. You don't know. I've always maintained that Chad Smith was one of the most tasteful and dependable drummers in rock and roll, John Frusciante (who recently got just as sick of Chili Peppers music as me, and quit the band again) will certainly make every top 20 greatest guitarists for the next several years and Anthony Kiedis ... I don't know, sure has had a lot of different haircuts, I guess. TVguide They're all so talented, and it's wonderful that they found each other, but ... come on, guys, that's enough. Years ago, the Chili Peppers were slinging this rap-rock-funk-fusion thing that, to this day, no one else has even attempted. Honestly. I can't think of a single other band that is even trying to imitate RHCP music, because the style is just so clearly theirs. They own it. Unfortunately, they haven't really grown in the last, at least, 15 years. They're still just writing Red Hot Chili Peppers music. Funky rock songs with awesome bass about California and ****ing. That's it. And that's fine, in doses, but they've been doing it for almost 30 years. I can't name one band that should have still been playing together after 30 years. Not one. The smartest thing that R.E.M. did was break up. It was clear that they'd reached a point where they realized, "Hey, these later albums aren't as good as our other ones. Obviously, we've already recorded all of the best R.E.M. songs. Let's just call it quits." Every artist in every field reaches a point where they exhaust their own limitations. The Simpsons was great right up until it was terrible, and it was terrible right after they'd finished making all of the great Simpsons episodes it was possible to make. If Michael Richards was still doing Kramer today, it would be the saddest thing ever. That's just the way things go, nine times out of 10. An artist is great, but if he misses the brief window where he can back out with grace and dignity, he'll just humiliate himself and end up Favreing the whole end of his career. The Foo Fighters are a great counterexample. That's another rock band that's been around for a long time, and they're still making new music, but they haven't overstayed their welcome. The difference is that the Foo Fighters seem to be growing and evolving with every album. Their latest album is stylistically a world away from their first album, but it is still a distinctly Foo Fighteresque sound. It has everything that makes Foo great while still feeling fresh. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had, like, four different amazing guitar players quit the band, but they're still going. If losing two of its founding members isn't going to stop the Chili Peppers, and if they aren't going to grow and evolve (they're not), then they should really think about taking some time off. Read more: 4 Artists Who Should Probably Just Take a Break for a While | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-wh... st-take-break-while/#ixzz1wTbmzi1k
    I think I speak for us all when I say WTF is this shit!?
    sugeci
    Sound_Garden_X wrote: efferus wrote: Sorry, but it's just not the chilies without the Frush! So where they not the Chili Peppers when they started? They were around for a good 10 years before JF jumped on board. Don't get me wrong I LOVE JF, but I also love Josh and Hillel.
    Actually my dear Watson, it was five.
    everythingevil3
    jrodgers wrote: Always glad for the new music, but bands doing this kind of thing is just a pain in the ass for fans. Instead of making one trip the store, or one download on itunes, we get to do it 18 seperate times if we want all the tracks.
    beat me to it...
    mnf50
    Hmm I may have to check out some of these vinyls. But whether I'll get round to all 18 is another story...
    "Tele" Steve
    ifc69 wrote: Did Billy ever finish that? I've never heard anything since the first single.
    There are 8 or so songs from this so far that were released for free online and in two limited edition physical EPs. The new Smashing Pumpkins album Oceania is supposed to be still part of the Teargarden project.
    magarez
    It seems that the untitled song 'never is a long time' will be released! =)
    zilosgodie
    Please I hope there is no distortion in this Fucking releases, **** loudness WAR!!!!!