The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” From Their Upcoming Album, ‘I’m With You’

Socks. Many things come to mind when someone mentions the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm]. They’ve been together for nearly 30 years, so it’s not hard to conjure up a few memories.

Some will think of their last studio album, Stadium Arcadium, which has a few songs that have already taken their place along side other RHCP classics (“Dani California” and “Snow (Hey Oh)” come to mind). Others will instinctually go back to Blood Sugar Sex Magic, the album that made them megastars and fondly remember “Breaking the Girl,” “Give it Away” and “Suck My Kiss.” Then, there are those that will hark back to the early days of the 80’s, recalling records like Mother’s Milk, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, or their eponymous debut released way back in 1984.

But for a few die hard Chili Pepper fans, the image of strategically placed socks will always come to mind. Don’t know that story? Take a look HERE: considered yourself warned, this is probably NSFW. What’s great about the socks story is that it’s the Chili Peppers in a nutshell (no pun intended): bold, never afraid to expose themselves emotionally or otherwise, and kiss ass musicians.

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It’s always been that way for the Chili Peppers since founding members Anthony Kiedis and Flea (along with former Guitarist the late Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons) first got together as teenagers while attending Fairfax High School, located right here in Los Angeles. Whether it be their cover of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]’s “Higher Ground”, Kiedis’ bare all confessional “Under the Bridge”, or their newest single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with their blend of funk and rock, have set a standard of excellence equaled only by the greatest rock acts of all time.

img 9276 The Red Hot Chili Peppers New Single The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie From Their Upcoming Album, Im With You

RHCP with Kevin from The Kevin & Bean Show

The Stadium Arcadium tour was the last the world would see of the Chili Peppers for a while. By this point they had had five multi-platinum records and six Grammy Awards. They had been recording and touring nonstop since 1999’s Californication and, understandably, needed a break. Keidis was busy taking care of his newborn son while Flea kept busy working on a solo project. During this time the Peppers were even nominated for acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They didn’t make the 2010 class, but we’re fairly certain they’ll be enshrined sooner rather than later.

Earlier this year, fans finally got the news they had eagerly waited years for. On August 29, the Peppers will release a new studio album, I’m With You, their first in five years. They’ll also be going on tour in Asia, Europe, and South America. No word on North American tour dates yet, but we can’t image them keeping their hometown of LA in the dark.

But we’ve got a surprise for you: a KROQ exclusive world premiere of “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.” Take a listen while having a look at the track listing for the new record. Keep checking back to for more exclusive RHCP content and news.


Listen to The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie here.

Pre-order the song on iTunes here.


  1. Monarchy of Roses
  2. Factory of Faith
  3. Brendan’s Death Song
  4. Ethiopia
  5. Annie Wants a Baby
  6. Look Around
  7. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
  8. Did I Let You Know
  9. Goodbye Hooray
  10. Happiness Loves Company
  11. Police Station
  12. Even You Brutus?
  13. Meet Me at the Corner
  14. Dance, Dance, Dance

We’re sure you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming album. Chili Pepper fans are a rare breed indeed, many risking life and limb just for a glimpse of them. Here’s Christine – 2011’s Miss Double D-Cember’s fond Coachella memory of trying to get closer to her favorite band.


One Comment

  1. Andrew says:

    i dont like this particular song but hey every song on stadium arcadium wasnt a hit either. lets hope the rest of this album is better

  2. diane rose says:

    I enjoyed it, looking forward to hearing the entire album.

  3. DonnieDarko says:

    rhcp R.I.P. 1984-1995

  4. capek says:

    I’m a huge RHCP fan, but i have to say that, this song is sh*t. Sad…

  5. fxsnowy says:

    This song is Fantastic!! but I really hope this is not the actual sound quality, beacause its just horrible. Im crossing my fingers that the sound quality is as good as stadium arcadium, and not as terrible as the californication album.

  6. brittany says:

    your all f**king retarded. this song is amazing, the band is amazing, and you all are clearly not true chili peppers fans.

    1. Jeff says:

      you’re* 🙂

  7. john says:

    One thing is for sure, no two albums have been alike. If this is a taste of things to come then we should be extremely satisfied with the versatility they continue to show as musicians… With or without frusciante

  8. redluna says:

    kroq needs to have a thumbs down icon so i can thumbs down like half of the people here! wtf. ENJOY the beauty and magic that is the peppers … if not, move on … !

  9. optimusprime004 says:

    john not being there to sing backup vocals is the missing factor in this one song.

  10. Jeff says:

    It’s about what I expected. Josh is much closer in style to John than Dave Navarro was, so the album won’t be another One Hot Minute.

    I’m not exactly sure this is a “blockbuster first single” like Scar Tissue, By The Way, or Dani California, but it’s a well done track. I’m digging the percussion.

  11. nate says:

    it actually aint THAT bad, sounds like a mix of californication(the album) with the solos of Nirandra Lades and Usually Just a T Shirt, yes the album sounds different but if you want to talk about downhill, look at some screwed up tracks from One Hot Minute ( which actually is a pretty good album). And even from that this album has high influence of 70’s rolling stones albums, as from the usual modern alternative funk influence, cut them a break, so what it’s different, but so way By The Way (and you all seem to love that album soo soo much, as do i). Cut them some slack.

    rhcp forever..miss you john </3

  12. Fox says:

    First time :lame
    Fifth time : genius, as usual..

    Long live RHCP, whatever the line up. Always fresh, and disturbing somehow.

  13. moose says:

    they’re not going to give josh the reins john had right off the bat people. and there’s 13 more songs waiting to be heard.

  14. Someone says:

    I might as well have had epileptic seizures from some of their other golden glory, this song however is really just a head bumping toe tapper. kinda disappointed to be honest, not feeling that their whole funktastic soul was in this.

  15. caleb says:

    everyones gotta remember…this is one out of 14 very different songs on the album and then they made about 70 songs for this album. Flea said in a recent interview that these songs arent necessarily the “best” ones out of all the songs they made, these songs are just meant to fill the spaces that need to be filled on this album. And as for josh, hes a brilliant musician and everyone should appreciate every note that he plays cuz hes puttin all his love into them

    1. KnifeHand says:

      RHCP is RottingFresh!!!

  16. CWM says:

    This song is really awesome. It kinda reminds me of a song that would be on By the Way, but with a different kind of twist. And By the Way has been my favorite album from them so far. I can’t wait for the album release. It’s gonna be really awesome.

  17. Toby says:

    everyone needs to quit the hate,
    the band are floating in another direction, and that is good!
    coming from a musician, john wouldn’t of been able to fill in too many gaps in this song because there isn’t much you can do with a melody like this without overpowering it!

    i love john dearly, but i am a massive fan of josh!
    alot of people are saying that it is “layered badly”
    pretty much every song on by the way and stadium arcadium have 2+ layers.
    this layering is nothing different, i really like the tiny parts under the guitar in the verse, it gives the song major character.
    no two musicians are the same, because it comes down to backgrounds etc etc
    but i personally think, josh fits this song better than john would, because he wrote it.
    just accept him, we will all come to love him.

  18. Chris says:

    OK! Let me revisit my earlier comment. I have now listened to this song approximately 10 – 12 times and it has grown on me. I recommend going to iTunes and downloading that version to hear the song as it was intended. Josh definitely has something going on and I’m starting to warm to his style, there’s just an adjustment period. This song is very reminiscent to something that may have been on “By the Way”, that’s probably part of the reason for the unfair criticism’s to John, they are clearly two different types of player, but that’s not to say there’s not a place for Josh in the Pepper’s legacy. One thing’s for sure, he fits in a hell of a lot better than Dave Navarro.😉

    I’m secretly hoping that the reason this single was released first is because it is the littlest departure from their work in recent years and that the other 13 or 14 songs prove to re-establish them as the musical beast we know they can be.

    In other words, I remain hopeful for a great album!

  19. redluna says:

    whatever to all the negative comments… ima go listen to the song again… on loop… lol xoxo 2 the peppers…. RHCP fan4life…

  20. etienne G. says:

    f**k offf! this song kick some ass! josh is the sosy of john! nobody would do beter i think!

  21. Dan says:

    WKQX in Chicago played this song for more than 6 hours straight yesterday.. Pretty cool song but I am now a bit sick of it..

  22. Dan says:

    I can’t help but wonder how the song would sound with John on guitar, but the song as a whole is pretty awesome.

  23. irma says:

    I love their new song and am glad the Chili Peppers are back with new music! Can’t wait for the album!

  24. Looove the guitar,sounds “Harrison-ish” to me,I’m in : )

  25. Angie R says:

    Hey Peppers this is ANGIE from DALLAS i just want you to know i totally love the song and i always knew “she” would make it to the finals ….. love ya for realz you got the goods just like ”

  26. FRANCESCA says:

    il loro nuovo singholo e propio una cosa stratosferica piacerebbe molto andare a vedere un loro concerto ma non ho mai tempo comunque “MITICI”

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