Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ frontman Anthony Kiedis has said that the band opted to call their new album ‘I’m With You’ as it sums up how they currently feel.
The singer revealed that it was new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer who came up with the name of the record and that producer Rick Rubin had talked them out of naming it after one of the album’s song titles.
Speaking to MTV News, Kiedis said of the album title: “It seems pretty open, pretty apropos to where the band is, what the band’s doing, how the record wants to be related to, or related with. It’s open, and there’s not really a negative connotation. It’s inviting.”
Kiedis continued: “We thought of calling it a song title off the record, and when I mentioned that to Rick [Rubin], he said, ‘That just makes it seem like we don’t have enough ideas.”
He then revealed that new guitarist Klinghoffer, who replaced longtime player John Frusciante in 2009, had come up with the title.
He added: “Josh showed up one day, maybe a day before there was some sort of deadline for a title, and he wrote [‘I’m With You’] on a piece of paper and we all kind of put our eyes on it at the same time and went: ‘That is the title of our record.'”
‘I’m With You’ is due for release on August 30. The first single from the album, ‘The Adventure Of Raindance Maggie’, will come out on July 18.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to tour Europe in October and December.