Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Release New Album

According to drummer Chad Smith, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will finally release their new album in June.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Release New Album
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One of the most anticipated sounds of 2011 will be the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band began work on the follow up to "Stadium Arcadium", writing songs in 2009. In December that same year, guitarist John Frusciante publicly revealed he had left the Chili Peppers, announcing on his website the departure was amicable, and members were very supportive, but he was going to focus his energies on his solo career which musically led him in a different direction. Josh Klinghoffer was rumored to be the likely replacement having toured as second guitarist for the band on their Arcadium world tour and working previously with Frusciante on his solo material. His time-tested experience gelled with the band as he performed with RHCP at MusiCares honoring Neil Young at the beginning of 2010. Shortly thereafter Klinghoffer was officially confirmed by drummer Chad Smith as a full-time replacement for Frusciante. Both Smith and bassist Flea (Michael Balzary,) note the new sound and approach the album will have. "It is a new direction because we've got a new guitar player and he's an amazing musician, so it's obviously gonna change," Smith told Grammy Camp. "But it's also gonna change because we've got a new guy in the group, and he's very talented, very musical. It's fresh, it's fun, everyone is in a good mood, everyone is coming up with lots of good ideas, and I just look forward to what the future is gonna bring. I know it's gonna be different and exciting. It just makes me really happy to get up everyday and go to rehearsals, because I know something new and cool is gonna happen, and so I'm looking for it; it's awesome." Flea, who recently tweeted, "Ahhhhhh. Here in the studio making this new Chili Pepper record........ Feels so good. Like taking a bath in music," admits the last tour took its toll on the band and desperately need the break and breath of fresh air. "We took two years off just to get away from it because we had been worked to the bone," he told NPR. During the break Flea enrolled at USC and for the first time in his life, studied music: Classical, Theory and Bach. "I felt like it really opened up new doors for me as a musician. I started playing the piano and for this record almost all my writing contribution come from the piano which is a new thing for me, a new feeling and sound for the band." The tenth studio album is once again being produced by Rick Rubin whom the band have shared a relationship with since the Harry Houdini mansion days of Blood Sugar Sex Magik. While Smith was attending the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA on Thursday, January 13th he stopped by the Sabian booth for some product hype and said the new album will drop in June. The Chili's will head out on the road in the summer of 2011 with a string of festival dates already confirmed including The Summer Sonic Festival, August 7th-8th in Tokyo & Osaka, Japan, Rock In Rio on September 24th and dates in Peru & Colombia. Thanks for the report to Examiner.com.

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    Kill A Kitten
    Wait, did i just feel tingles in my pants....i think i did. Klinghoffer is so talented, he's done stuff with so many people including the black keys. Just sayin. and his band Dot Hacker is awesome. I've always loved Frusciante's solo stuff also so I'm not too sad on he departure
    halfj06
    FlyingPirahna wrote: Why does UG horribly airbrush the musicians' pics? The pic in this article looks more like a painting than an actual picture.
    you really bealive this is a pic just for ug? im excited for this. i like the chilis alot but they need something to freshen them up
    Amuro Jay
    halfj06 wrote: FlyingPirahna wrote: Why does UG horribly airbrush the musicians' pics? The pic in this article looks more like a painting than an actual picture. you really bealive this is a pic just for ug?
    I always used to joke that UG found the ugliest pictures possible for people on purpose. Maybe now they're getting better pictures. Except for that Vince Neil article, lol. Anyway. So stoked about the album. John or not, this will be great.
    kfong03
    dayum i totally wasn't expecting to read this at all. my day is made (Y)
    FlyingPirahna
    Why does UG horribly airbrush the musicians' pics? The pic in this article looks more like a painting than an actual picture.
    kunkushin
    of course i would be excited for frusciante to still be with them, and he's one of my favorites, but i'm really excited to hear the new things they are doing, new guitarist, flea playing piano, chad smith playing afro-beats, cool.
    DurpaDurpa
    I think the album will end up being like Metallica's St.Anger. Being that when you look at the album for it just being an album, it's good, but when considering the bands history and past style, it doesn't seem right at all.
    Diamond Dave
    Definitely excited about this. I'm probably one of the only people who like their newer sound better than their older one (not that I don't also like the older sound) so I'm pretty interested to see where they go with the new guitarist.
    redhotsexmagic
    YESSSS!!! if this is like any other peppers release date though it will be pushed back..they're pretty notorious for delaying things a long time. BUT that was mostly because john was trying to perfect everything in the studio so maybe without john it will actually be june this time hah
    Juared
    I'm so excited, it feels like Stadium Arcadium was released longer than 4-5 years ago.
    krypticguitar87
    loz4 wrote: Chillis, piano???? don't think it'll work.
    is that sarcasim? if not I don't know why you would think that it's not like there bringing in an exaotic instrument that sounds nothing like what they usually use, it's a piano not a tuba.... but if it is sarcasim, I hope you know that it doesn't really translate well in writing...
    IggyMorrison
    People should face this with an open heart. I for one trust these guys, love each and every album they've put out and I'm not expecting them to sound as they did with the All Mighty Frusciante. As far as I'm concerned they're like a brand new band and that to me is exciting!
    NewsoftheWorld
    Josh is a great musician! I really can't wait for the album. AND yes...john has kind of gone into hiding.
    Romper Stomper
    Cant wait, I wouldnt be too bummed if it sucked tho. These guys have made so many hits already.
    tmr7350
    Finally! So stoked for this record. It will probably be different then there previous records with John. But I do not consider that bad. Kling will surely bring new creative ideas to the band, and he is an amazing musician. (If he wasn't he wouldn't have played a part in several of John's solo albums)
    Henkdemachtige
    schirripar wrote: Fraydawg wrote: schirripar wrote: Also, I'm so glad Frusciante left the Chili Peppers to do nothing. It's been two years and we got one song and a bunch of dial tones with the Mars Volta. Can I Get some music?? Two Words: The Empyrean Most of the Empyrean was written before Stadium and it was released in 2009. it is now 2011. Two years, nothing but one song and a bunch of dial tones
    You only listen like 3 bands or what?
    RocknRory
    RHCP's first album, raw and great. Mother's milk had a good feel and had great groove. Blood Sugar, speaks for itself. I thought One Hot Minute was solid, even with Dave. I actually liked Dave's playing. Point is, the chili's have changed so much since 1984, both in guitarists and sound, but they constantly deliver good stuff. Im excited to see how flea plays now that he went to some theory classes at USC. Josh should kickass too. Can't wait.
    Talihintti
    im excited but at the same time worried they're going to continue the poppy sound they've had in the last few albums wheres the funk?!
    hak_hap
    dissing josh = dissing john's judgement. so stop hating josh. the peppers had more guitar plaers than most people know.
    NHECOS
    I listen to they're songs often, but I can't seem to like any of it. Don't like RHCP.
    '93
    the funk isnt everytihng... for heavens sake if every chili album sounded the same theyd be boring... no album of theirs sounds similar to any other and its whats amazing about them. on BSSM there was piano (i tihnk on mellowship slinky) JF is my fave guitarist but its very easy to see that his style-especially his funk style- is influenced by hillel. hillel layed down the basic style of funk guitar for the chilis. JF just took it up an notch and started using other styles. josh will rock
    mmaley
    I think it will be great I hope that even with Flea's new direction in music and Klinghoffer they still retain some of their old ways, as much as I love melodic stuff like "Scar Tissue" and "Californication" it just wouldn't be the same without something like "Dani California" or "By the Way" that is more upbeat and fun to play. I hope that these new directions will be spicing up their image not changing it
    nicorino
    love the chili peppers ive been waiting for this album with great antisapation
    wherehaveibeen?
    I'm glad they're still going cuz I didn't really start following them 'til last year when I bought their Slane Castle video at a store closeout...Best 5 bucks I ever spent.
    smarsh12321
    Stadium Arcadium was Frusciante's album, I take it as his bowing out album. He always hated playing huge stadium gigs and wanted to go back to playing the smaller more intimate venues that the band were just too big to play. I love the fact that the Chili's music has evolved and changed so much since their beginning and hope it continues to do so. I for one can't wait to get my hands on the new stuff which includes whatever John does, they are all gods as far as I'm concerned
    Hungry_Hameds
    Shinami wrote: ChokingOnBile wrote: 2 great albums? Californication was the last album that had the energy the funkyness that made RHCP RHCP. After Californication it's just like any other radio rock band. This kind of mind set is what I hate. God forbid they make one funk album and later on in their career they decide to make something else, then that will instantly mean they sold and out are fake now! If I ever make something out of myself in a band, I'll have to make sure we label our style not as metal, rock or whatever, but as just music, because I don't want a bunch of whiny kids telling me I sold out because I wanted to try something else ^_^
    Well said man, most of the comments on here are whining about John having left, forgetting he replaced Hillel Slovak in the first place... If his heart's not in it why stay, would you rather have a half assed effort from froosh or new ideas from a clearly talented guitarist? I though Stadium Arcadium was good, but sounded like they recorded it in a couple of hours, it just seemed so "easy", so maybe that was a sign John was losing his motivation, and in the end his leaving made sense. I've been into the band since the days of Irons and Slovak, and rate one hot minute as one of their great albums. People who want nothing but funk have only heard Bloodsugarsexmagik... as much as that is a great album they dont keep trying to recapture it, why should we??
    CaliforniaKid
    I have just one thing to say about the new RHCP album.... Give it away, give it away, give it away, give it away NOW! I'm broke. Please?
    guitarxo
    This is awesome, I'm stoked for this especially because my birthday's around then
    copmypolop
    Thats pretty cool that Flea did some music study. He was already an amazing musician and this will unlock a tonne of new ideas for him. If they say this new guy is good, he prob is. They should know. Looking forward to the new album.
    DrCOOL
    I love the peppers but i really hope this is better than their last effort. i really felt that it blew.
    Marley Tokunaga
    Neo Evil11 wrote: Flea plays the piano now in the band? Fuck that shit!
    Don't forget when Navarro played with them for One Hot Minute!!! Flea still plays bass, but he plays piano too. The dude is a musical genius, he played horns on all the recordings with horn parts also.
    schirripar wrote: BenjaminFields wrote: Wondering if they'll start playing cuts from 'One Hot Minute' or 'Mother's Milk' now. 2 great albums that Frusciante steered away from. I doubt Klinghoffer was the touring guitarist for Stadium Arcadium and learned all their songs for nothing. vaca11 wrote: jonthomas83 wrote: it's not really RHCP How many of you aware that john is not the first guitarist of RHCP ? he replaced a guy , forgot his name, who was the first guitarist of RHCP. I missed RHCP i hope new stuff will sound nice Frusciante replaced Hillel Slovack, Who replaced Jack Sherman, who replaced Hillel Slovack...so yeah Also, I'm so glad Frusciante left the Chili Peppers to do nothing. It's been two years and we got one song and a bunch of dial tones with the Mars Volta. Can I Get some music??
    ChokingOnBile
    fluffymuffins wrote: ChokingOnBile wrote: They should have stopped after Californication 2 great albums? Californication was the last album that had the energy the funkyness that made RHCP RHCP. After Californication it's just like any other radio rock band. So they make 2 great albums after a great album and you wish that they would have stopped? you're not right in the head, SON!
    ChokingOnBile
    2 great albums? Californication was the last album that had the energy the funkyness that made RHCP RHCP. After Californication it's just like any other radio rock band.