Undercover.com.au reports Red Hot Chili Peppers have alluded bootleggers and debuted their new CD ‘By The Way’ on the radio. The group’s label, Warner Music worldwide, used tight security with numbered promo copies, delivered personally from the label’s head office, being kept under lock and key.
Rollingstone.com caught up with the Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis who revealed that while the group won’t be touring in support of their ‘By the Way’ due out late June, Kiedis hopes to make some surprise performances beforehand. “I’m definitely petitioning for some guerrilla shows,” he says. “We want to play for our fanhood.”
WireImage.com has photos of Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis and Flea, former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and Henry Rollins at the premiere of ‘Dogtown And Z-Boys’ in West Hollywood at the Silverscreen Theater last night. Check them out here.
Launch.com reports the Red Hot Chili Peppers’s next album will be called By The Way and should arrive in stores “probably July or August,” according to guitarist John Frusciante. The disc is currently being mixed in Los Angeles, making early reports of a June release undoable. Frusciante explained, “The songs are a little harder to mix than they anticipated, because there’s so many overdubs and stuff.”
Despite not having a new album out since 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers continue to get a fairly large amount of search interest on pay-per search engine Overture.com during the month of February. The group had nearly 40,000 searches for ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’, while the group’s most searched for song was ‘Californication’.
Launch.com spoke with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis for his thoughts on the Talking Heads, who were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York Monday. Kiedis said after rattling off reasons the group had an impact on him, “Another thing that happened to me when I started listening to the Talking Heads is I wanted to have sex with a lot of librarians, and other music hadn’t made me feel that way either, so, I’m definitely making a bond with the Talking Heads at this point.”
CDNow’s Miss Truth reports Red Hot Chili Pepper singer Anthony Kiedis, Maverick Records bigwig Guy Oseary, and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Christina Applegate were seen browsing together in the handbag section of Fred Segal in Los Angeles on Saturday.
WireImage.com has photos of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beck performing at the Silver Lining-Silver Lake Presents The 2nd Annual Silver Lining Benefit For The Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Los Angeles on Saturday. Check out pictures from their performances here.