Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Addresses Unreleased Material

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Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers and current Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has posted on Instagram about the unreleased 1997 RHCP song “Circle of the Noose.” It was the final song written with Navarro before he left the band prior to John Frusciante’s return.

“I always get asked about this song. Maybe I’ll get into it this Weds on @darkmattercrew Dark Matter Radio #darkmatterradio.”

The song first leaked in early 2016. In the late 1990’s, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were on their last leg with Dave Navarro. After touring the world for One Hot Minute, the band tried writing and recording new material with Navarro. Until now, nothing from those sessions have ever been leaked. In rare interviews and fan communities, a title, “Circle of the Noose” would surface up. In 2016, it was leaked to the world by rhcptv5 on Twitter, and posted on YouTube. Commenting on the song’s character, a tribute to qawwali devotional singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Navarro recalled in an AllStar 1997 interview that:

“One of the songs we’ve done is the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of…It’s pop in the sense of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, hook. I really love it and we use a loop of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s really nice. The best way I can describe it is it’s like pepped- up ’60s folk with ’90s ideals, but I would hate to label it as folk because it’s not, it moves.”