Red Hot Chili Peppers dismiss possible Dave Grohl and Axl Rose collaborations

Band say they admire both Foo Fighters and Guns N' Roses members

Red Hot Chili Peppers have dismissed the idea of collaborating with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl or Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose.

Speaking in a video interview backstage at Germany’s Rock AM Ring at the weekend, Anthony Kiedis was asked if he would consider working with Grohl in the future. He replied: “No, not gonna happen. I admire his work, I love his drumming a lot, [but] no collaboration.”

Later asked if the band were keen to collaborate with Rose, drummer Chad Smith responded: “No. I love Guns N’ Roses, but he seems a little difficult.”

‘The Getaway’, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first record since 2011’s ‘I’m With You’, will be released later this month (June 17). It was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Radiohead‘s Nigel Godrich.

The band’s frontman Anthony Kiedis recently updated fans about his health after being rushed to hospital with intestinal flu.

Meanwhile, bassist Flea has bemoaned the state of modern rock music, saying that the genre is dead.

Flea previously said that the band were “heading into a new era” as they finished work on the LP.

“We’re near the end of it,” Flea told Q. “Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. Were heading into a new era and we’re really excited.”

Asked how the album was sounding, he added: “It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

Meanwhile, the band have a series of tour dates and festival appearances booked for the summer. Among those dates is a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016.