Red Hot Chili Peppers team up with Banksy associate Mr. Brainwash on I’m With You

Posted on 14 July 2011
By Richard Lewis
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More details have emerged about the launch of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hugely anticipated new album I’m With You, which is to be released on August 30th.

The Californian rockers are said to have teamed up with street artist Mr. Brainwash to cover the streets of LA in cryptic graffiti to flag up the album’s launch.

Brainwash, an associate of legendary Bristolian street artist Banksy appeared with his UK counterpart in Oscar nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Mr. Brainwash, real name Thierry Guetta said that the band approached him to work on I’m With You and a number of other projects.

The street artist is well versed in working with major musical figures having created the artwork for Madonna’s Best Of collection Celebration in 2009.

Much of Brainwash’s work focuses on music, having created images of Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Kanye West and John Lennon amongst others. Check out our gallery for more.

Despite the rumours, which have been posted on TMZ, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have declined to comment whether they working with the artist.

I’m With You, the Chili’s first LP since the departure of guitarist John Frusciante is likely to be one of the year’s biggest sellers.

The band’s last album, 2006’s double disc Stadium Arcadium was the first of the band’s albums to reach number one on the US Billboard Album Chart.

New single, The Adventures of Raindance Maggie is due for release on Monday and will premiere on radio worldwide the same day.

The four-piece are due to tour Europe later this year, which will include their first UK dates since headlining Reading and Leeds festival in August 2007.