Doing chores around the house one late Saturday afternoon, some faint music started trickling through the windows. Not the usual choice of indie dance or house music my neighbor tends to blast at 4 in the morning, but guitars, drums and a powerful bass line-band practice somewhere? It's the first I've heard anyone play live in the neighborhood. Checking up on my Twitter feed, turns out just a couple blocks away on a rooftop by the beach, the long-awaited Red Hot Chili Peppers were jamming out.
It's been five years since their last album, two of which were a total break for the band. Our resident guru Dave DiMartino recently met up with Flea and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to ask what was up with the long hiatus, new member Josh Klinghoffer--former member of L.A. bands The Bicycle Thief and Warpaint--and what the new album will bring.
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