Billboard.com spoke with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis on the group’s latest album, ‘By the Way.’ “There are a lot of sort of full-circles in this record because as I was writing, I was with the girl I’ve been with for the last three years,” he revealed. “I felt such huge waves of euphoria and elation toward her,” Kiedis says. “While we were recording the record, we broke up. It wasn’t a ‘confused, what’s going on, tragedy’ break-up. It was kind of a ‘it’s time to go on a new path’ break-up. So then I had the inspiration of that kind of pain and enlightenment of detaching from something that I couldn’t imagine being without a few months before. Both were equally inspiring, and I got the entire spectrum in the making of this record.”
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