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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ridiculous album name

Update:

Flea has announced on Twitter that the new Red Hot Chili Peppers will actually go by the duller name I’m With You. It’s due out on the 30th of August.


The Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed the working title which they have affectionately bestowed upon their upcoming album; Dr. Johnny Skinz’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head.

The band first heard this difficult and nonsensical mouthful of words when a friend told them about one of his legendary acid trips. As Anthony Keidis explained to SPIN, “he had been playing a sold-out show to the planets and moons, and his number-one hit was, well, that title. 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.”

Although Keidis didn’t offer much else to describe the sound of the album he did note that “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 [which included him learning the piano], we explored the writing process with a bit more precision.”