New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Is Almost Finished


Tim and Cameron recently jammed with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who offered a major update on the band’s new album.

“He said the album has been finished musically for a while now, but they are still waiting on Anthony to track the vocals. He says the new album sounds very ’emotional’. He smells like a freshly opened pack of printer paper.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea discussed no longer enjoying listening to The Police and Sting in a new interview with Marc Maron, as transcribed by Alternative Nation.

“You know it’s funny for me, I like him fine, he’s great, but it’s a weird thing for me. When I was young I loved The Police. Around the time when I started playing rock bass too, I really loved The Police, but it’s the one band that just – and it’s really the only band, like any band I listen to, I go put on the record, and I love it as much as when I was 15 or 20 or whenever. But I put on The Police, and I got the greatest hits, and I finally [went to] put it on.”

“It didn’t hold up for you.”

“It’s the only band ever, and I still know it’s good, like the craftsmanship is good, it seems good, but I don’t know, it’s weird. People think I’m a moron.”

“For me he’s one of those guys, he’s a really good musician, without a doubt. He’s a great musician, he’s willing to try lots of different stuff. It’s just, I don’t cry, I don’t get moved, but I respect it, I just don’t get moved.”

  • Go Hiomlán Mandelbrotmenge Imi

    Maybe not let Anthony sing on it? Would make it better. Or maybe just stop being RHCPs…

    • Kévin El Remal

      The red hot are still going! Maybe Anthony isn’t the finest singer in the world, but his flow, his energy,his full of living power are just surpassing almost every fine singer’s vocal. The RHCP created some masterpieces. They are still what they were, They evolved, musically and grew! John went on his on way, for the best of all. Josh took over and had a tough task to complete. He did, they all made the best, and performed the best on stage. They are great, they made me love music and feel it. Flea is a free spirit jamming around, living the stage and music, creating love, making it jump from one lane of his bass to the other. Chad is drumming like hell! I mean, you cannot say another way, they re just amazingly good?! Right?

      • Go Hiomlán Mandelbrotmenge Imi

        You must be American.

  • Jimmy Intense

    This is going to be such a letdown…

  • Billy

    Can’t wait to hear what the guitarist will sound like now that he’s no longer the young rookie trying to play it safe

  • — J —

    I can’t wait to not buy this.

  • billy

    i hope this doesnt mean anthony has slipped into relapse again. i know life’s struggles come daily and he does have a kid but once a addict always a addict and its a daily fight. i know usually anthony records last but on other previous albums he delayed the process by always being out on a run and being strung out. i really hope it’s not due to this, just speculation is all.

  • Ishmael

    The red hots reached their peak around the time ‘by the way’ was released. They had a fantastic career but if you ask me it all goes downhill since ‘stadium arcadium’. Slowly, but constantly. On stage they don’t rock that much anymore and of course it’s because when John Frusciante left the band a huge part of their professionell power had gone. Flea sure is great, Chad knows how to handle things and Anthony… well, he’s Anthony, special but necessary part in this band and even josh is a fine musician but we all know John Frusciante has been the best man on guitar they could ever had. Their success had proofed it. 2 times. I don’t expect too much of it. Words of a longtime RHCP Fan.

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  • Methedrine Radio

    Much respect. But they haven’t released anything worth their name since that criminally underrated “One Hot Minute” album came out, way back in 1995. At least according to my taste. “Californication” was decent, but the beginning of the end imo. When in their prime, they’ve been a great band, anyway. Saw them twice, ’92 and ’94.

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