Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante Makes Major 2019 Announcement


Reclusive former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has announced a 10-year anniversary vinyl reissue of The Empyrean.

The release is described as, “Recut by John Frusciante and Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. This double disc LP includes a download card of the album plus bonus tracks in hi-resolution.

Preorders will ship the week of March 25th. Official release date is March 29th.”

Videos recently leaked of Red Hot Chili Peppers in the studio, with 2019 recordings of the classic John Frusciante era songs “Tell Me Baby” and “Dani California” being heard with Josh Klinghoffer playing guitar. “Mommy, Where’s Daddy?” was heard in another clip. The three video clips were later removed.

AssdogDave0 wrote on Reddit:

Does it seem like the album may be nearly past the recording phase? Considering how hyped they seemed to be working on new music, they’re really spending most of their time on other things

justfetus responded:

who said they’re working on new music now? They’re rehearsing for their run of Australia shows. Mommy Where’s Daddy was on the practice-list.

edit: though I wish I these RHCP Youtube channels gave more info when uploading rare clips like these. What the hell is the context? Where’s the clip from, who shot it, why is Mommy being played in the studio, why is it being recorded? Most folks coming across the video won’t know the details.

AssdogDave0 posted:

They did. Like 4 months ago. I know what they are doing now is a rehearsal. That was my point

justfetus posted:

Ok then to answer your question directly – no I don’t think the album is past the recording phase. Doesn’t seem like they’re going to be playing new tracks yet. I’m guessing these Australian shows were announced much further in advance. I’m sure they’re excited for new music too, but the tour duty calls. If they don’t announce any summer shows, expect the album to be fully recorded and finished end of spring/summer.