Red Hot Chili Peppers Have Vault Similar To Prince, Could Hologram Concert Happen?


Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea reflected on the death of Prince in a new interview with DC 101, as transcribed by Alternative Nation. “These lives are short, I mean look man, Prince is gone, Bowie is gone. This is a great opportunity to play music.”

Flea was also asked if the Red Hot Chili Peppers might have a vault of unreleased music similar to Prince, and he indicated that there is a lot of unreleased RHCP material.

“Man, I shudder to think about what record companies might get a hold of and release when we leave this mortal coil, but we have a lot of stuff from all our records. We always overwrite and just go crazy, we’ll write like 40 or 50 songs for a record. It’s not necessarily always the best songs that we pick, but the songs that go together well to form a piece.

There’s lots of stuff, but we usually don’t go back and use things that we didn’t use from previous records, because we always want to start fresh, and we look at each record as a time capsule of where we’re at at the time, and what’s going to naturally happen in the moment. So yeah, who knows what’s going to happen? I’m sure if we really wanted to get together and find the best stuff and finish it, and make it right, we could, but we’re always excited about the present and the future rather than dwelling in the past.”

Flea also didn’t seem too receptive when the idea of hologram Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at Coachella in 2074 was presented to him. “I look forward to being 150 years old and rocking with my cock out.”