Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has posted an emotional message on the band’s website in response to news that someone has stolen a copy of their latest album ‘Stadium Arcadium’ and started sharing it before the album’s release next week. “If you download it now off one of these file sharing sites, you will be getting a pale imitation of the record,” Flea writes on Tuesday (May 2). “It will be of the poor sound quality of the technique they used to get it on there, and that will break my heart. It will break John Frusciante’s heart. It will break Anthony Kiedis’s heart, and it will break the heart of Chad Smith.” He added, “I can not put in words how much this record…means to us. How sacred the sound of it is to us, and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could. And now, for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor sound quality, it is a painful pill for us to swallow.”
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