Red Hot Chili Peppers have performed ‘One Hot Minute’ track ‘Aeroplane’ live for the first time since Dave Navarro left the California group.
Navarro departed the Chili Peppers in 1998, due to drug addiction, but performed with them for the last time in 1997, meaning its been nearly 20 years since ‘Aeroplane’ was last performed live.
The Californians have been outspoken in recent months, particularly in lending support to Bernie Sanders in the American presidential race, but also in talking up the quality of the songs they’re currently working on with Danger Mouse.
Watch fan-filmed footage of the ‘Aeropane’ performance at the DirectTV Super Bowl party last night (February 6) below (fair warning – there’s some fairly NSFW language in the pre-track chat):
Perhaps the Chili’s have been feeling nostalgic for the Navarro era, as a rarity recorded around that time also surfaced over the past few days, with ‘Circle of the Noose’ once called “the greatest pop song I’ve ever been part of” by Navarro.
Navarro was a member of the California act for five years in the ’90s, replacing John Frusciante in 1993. ‘Circle Of The Noose’ comes from sessions the band laid down for the follow-up to 1995’s ‘One Hot Minute’, prior to Navarro’s exit. The guitarist, also a member of Jane’s Addiction’ verified the origins of the song when responding to a fan tweeting him about it.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are, according to Anthony Kiedis, in the “home stretch” of recording their new album.