Red Hot Chili Peppers recently teased their fans with a new song clip. The band’s official Twitter account posted a teaser for the band’s new single. RHCP posted the cryptic video clip this morning. It seems that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first new material with guitarist John Frusciante since their 2006 album Stadium Arcadium is on the way. It was noted that a RHCP member was ‘treated badly’ during a firing.
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The Chili Peppers are currently scheduled to go on a massive global tour, which they teased late last year. The band reunited with on-again, off-again guitarist John Frusciante in late 2019 in a surprise move. Frusciante left the group in 2009 and was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer. With Klinghoffer, the band recorded two albums, I’m With You in 2011 and 2016’s The Getaway.
Red Hot Chili Peppers teased a new album
Drummer Chad Smith had said that the band is “almost done” recording their next album. It will be the first to feature guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium’. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Smith said the band is “getting along great”, and that they are “really listening to each other in a new way”.
After a ten-year absence from the group, Frusciante re-joined in 2019, replacing Josh Klinghoffer. “John’s been back for a while now,” Smith said, “so it feels completely natural. He’s so into it. He’s working so hard. We’re all working hard, but he’s in there with all the overdubs and the magic that he brings.”
Frusciante appeared on the band’s studio albums ‘Mother’s Milk’, ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’, ‘Californication’, ‘By the Way’ and ‘Stadium Arcadium’, all released between 1989 and 2006.
Smith said the group aren’t focusing on trying to live up to the success of any of those albums. “All of our records are just real good snapshots of where we’re at [at] that time,” he said. “You can’t really go, ‘Oh, gee, I hope it’s as good as…’ Then you’re starting to have preconceived notions about what you want to write.”
“Look, John hasn’t been in our group in ten years. That’s a long time. So of course it’s going to sound different, but it’s gonna sound like the four of us because we do have this special chemistry together. It sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it’s different and new, and to me that’s great… We really like it and we’re proud of it and it has to start there.”
We will see what is in store for the fans.