RHCP 2/9/22

Although their upcoming album Unlimited Love isn’t even out yet, Red Hot Chili Peppers are eyeing getting even more new music out to fans as soon as possible. While promoting the new album set to drop on April 1st, frontman Anthony Kiedis told NME, “We’re gonna put out music by the handful — literally. Don’t be surprised if another wheelbarrow of songs comes your way in the near future. We have a lot of s*** to turn people onto.”

Kiedis revealed that during the sessions for the Unlimited Love album the band “recorded almost 50 pieces of music” with producer Rick Rubin.

Returning guitarist John Frusciante added: “We definitely have enough material that we love. (It) has a relaxed energy that’s distinct from the intensity of the record that we’ve made here.”

Kiedis explained that he wants the new Chili Peppers music to break new boundaries: “I really didn’t want to tell the same old story that we’ve been hearing for the last 50 years in rock music. I liked reaching out in 10,000 directions and seeing what was out there. We weren’t limiting ourselves but trying to tap into something that is honest and emotional. Hopefully we’ve said something that hasn’t been said before, or at least said it in a way that hasn’t.”

Anthony Kiedis told us years ago what the band enjoyed about working with producer Rick Rubin: [The best way to describe Rick as a producer would be if Baron Von Munchausen were to ejaculate the Red Hot Chili Peppers onto a chess board. As the players of that board, Rick Rubin would be the perfect chess player. He’s very intelligent, very emotionally in tune with hardcore soulful music. He knows how to extrapolate the best and most relaxed natural performance of a band without changing them.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . .without changing them)

Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their North American dates on July 23rd at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High.

TL: DR

  • Anthony Kiedis says there’s plenty more new Red Hot Chili Peppers music coning after their upcoming Unlimited Love album, telling NME: “Don’t be surprised if another wheelbarrow of songs comes your way in the near future.”

FAST FACTS

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers last album, The Getaway, was released on June 17th, 2016.
  • The set, which was the second set featuring John Frusciante‘s replacement Josh Klinghoffer, was produced by Danger Mouse.
  • The Getaway featured the band’s collaboration with Elton John and Bernie Taupin on the track, “Sick Love,” which also featured Elton performing on.
  • The album peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart and hit Number One on the magazine’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.