Red Hot Chili Peppers back at the double

'Stadium Arcadium' on the way

Red Hot Chili Peppers back at the double
Red Hot Chili Peppers spoken to NME.COM about their new album ‘Stadium Arcadium’.

The double album, set for release in April, is produced by long time collaborator Rick Rubin, and was originally intended as a trilogy, released six months apart.

Singer Anthony Kiedis said: “The third record made it interesting for us, because two records have been done in different configurations. System [Of A Down] did it. Guns N’ Roses did something similar, but three seemed sort of special, and we really got behind this idea until we realised that the third record wouldn’t really be coming out for two years. It was like, ’This music needs to be heard now,’ and two years from now we’ll have new songs.”

The first single from the album will be ‘Danni California’, named after a character who also featured in their single ‘By The Way’.

He continued: “She makes a new and more profound appearance on ‘Stadium Arcadium’. It’s kind of the last chapter of this young girl’s life, but it speaks of a cultural death on the west coast of the USA, a certain death and a rebirth in a way, out with the old, in with the new, from specifically the state we hail.”

Other songs slated for inclusion are 'Charlie', 'Desecration Smile' and 'Hard To Concentrate'. A tour is also in the planning stages, with UK shows in spring.

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