Rare Red Hot Chili Peppers song recorded with Dave Navarro surfaces online – listen

Navarro once referred to 'Circle Of The Noose' as "the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of".

A song from Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ ill-fated recording sessions with guitarist Dave Navarro has surfaced online. Scroll down to hear ‘Circle Of The Noose’ now.

Navarro was a member of the California band for five years in the ’90s, replacing John Frusciante in 1993 and staying until 1998 when drug addiction led to him no longer able to record with bandmates Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith. He once referred to this song as “the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of”.

‘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.

Navarro spoke about ‘Circle Of The Noose’ once before in a 1997 interview: “One of the songs we’ve done is the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of … It’s pop in the sense of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, hook. I really love it and we use a loop of [qawwali singer] Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s really nice. The best way I can describe it is it’s like pepped- up ’60s folk with ’90s ideals, but I would hate to label it as folk because it’s not, it moves.”


Meanwhile, Anthony Kiedis has said that Red Hot Chili Peppers are “in the home stretch” of finishing their new album.

These quotes follow similar statement from Kiedis last year when he said the new Red Hot Chili Peppers songs “are as good as any we’ve ever written”.

As previously reported, the US band have teamed up with super producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, for the new album and 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.