Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Gives New Album Update

2015-10-22

Story by Anne Erickson

The latest on the upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers album

Red Hot Chili Peppers are busy in the studio working on their upcoming album, and frontman Anthony Kiedis says the new tunes are very contemporary. Danger Mouse is producing the set, which will mark the group’s follow-up to 2011’s “I’m with You.”

“He’s very good about coming up with super-modern ideas, but he’ll also touch on the acoustic guitar in the control room and strip the song down to its acoustic essentials,” Kiedis told Rolling Stone of working with Danger Mouse. “Which is a beautiful place to be.”

In other news, the band played an acoustic set last weekend in Los Angeles at the annual benefit for bass player Flea’s music education organization, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

New music wasn’t on the bill.

“The torture about doing this (show) is that we’ve been writing new music for the last year, and we’ve written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we’ve ever written,” Kiedis said. “We’re just dying to play the new songs — but we can’t, because every single human has a recording device on them at all times.”

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