Red Hot Chili Peppers ready to tour with I’m With You

Posted on 11 September 2011
By Gaylord Guillo
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Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has declared that despite hitting their late Forties they feel more youthful and ready to rock out than ever.

The Californication heroes are back with new album I’m With You and will be getting ready for a supporting tour but they are not daunted by the long road ahead.

The raven-haired rocker said that he doesn’t know what comes first, ‘the band or the youth, but they seem to perpetuate each other.’

Speaking with bold determination, Anthony said: “With the new record, I felt like we were all on an even playing field in the studio.

“Including enthusiasm and a youthful state of mind. I don’t know if you’ve seen Flea go about his business lately, but he can’t be more than 13 or 14.

“I don’t know what came first, the band or the youth, but they seem to perpetuate one another. I don’t know what age we feel like, but it doesn’t really matter, we’re still rocking.”

Recalling what the Chilis were like when they broke through, the singer said they were hitting out against the ‘hair metallers’ and trying to be funny instead of serious.

He added: “We were rebelling against the musical status quo of the 1980s, a real backlash to the ‘hair metal’ of that era.

“There were all these bands taking themselves so seriously, coiffed and posing, and trying to look as handsome as possible. Our reaction was to try and be comical, and not quite so coiffed.

“We fell deeply in love with the groove and embraced the fact that we could have a punk rock aesthetic, but still play funk, and listen to jazz and experimental music, and do our own thing.”

The Chilli Peppers new album I’m With You is out now and you can listen to The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie in our video box here…