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Red Hot Chili Peppers Discuss New Album & Its Bizarre Possible Title

In a recent interview, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis revealed some details about their upcoming album. He also mentioned the very odd working title for the new record that was inspired by a friend’s acid trip.

Kiedis on his mindset going into this album:

“I think that during the writing of this record I have been the most open-minded and refreshed than I have been in a long time,” Kiedis tells SPIN. “I guess that comes from a much-needed hiatus and becoming a father.”

Kiedis on the departure of guiatrist John Frusciante:

“It is always going to change the chemistry and feeling of the music when such a creative force as John Frusciante leaves,” Kiedis says. “He was something unique that shaped our sound then, but now I think it’s also something fresh and exciting to have a new, incredible musical mind working with us now. We are still the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but we also have to adapt and welcome new opportunities. After all, that is how we’ve survived all these years.”

Kiedis on RHCP bassist Flea studying music theory at USC over the past few years:

“This album has been one of evolution,” he adds. “Before, some of our jams were a bit hit-and-miss. On this record, a decent number of songs were actually thought out and planned in a way we had never done before. That is, with Flea’s new knowledge of music theory, we explored the writing process with a bit more precision.”

& Kiedis on the very strange working title of the album inspired by a friend who dropped by the studio, “Dr. Johnny Skinz’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head.” :

“He was reminiscing about one of his legendary acid trips, and told us that he had been playing a sold-out show to the planets and moons, and his number-one hit was, well, that title,” Kiedis explains. “We found it so funny that we told him for as long as the album was under the radar, that that would be our nickname for it.”

source: Soonermusic


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