[photogallerylink id=132424 align=left]Last week, we got the opportunity to bring you five stellar tracks from the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ album, I’m With You, which was officially released today. You can get your hand on it here. “Monarchy of Roses,” “Brendan’s Death Song,” “Look Around,” “Police Station,” and “Happiness Loves Company.”
Kevin & Bean sat the tight-knit, always hilarious Los Angeles-based band down for an interview at Breakfast with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Before the band took the stage, they talked about deep, pressing issues like what the songwriting process is like, how excited they are to release a new album, who they would cast to play themselves in a movie, and, most importantly, the awesomeness of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Anthony Kiedis[/lastfm]‘ sweet new ‘stache.
Interview Pt 1
[pullquote quote="It's truly a thrilling moment when it comes out. And the thrill of that and the magic feeling of that has been like that for me from our very first demo tape." credit="Flea"]According to Flea, he is always thrilled when an album comes out and has felt the same way since he first began having “secret” musical projects with his friends:
“It’s truly a thrilling moment when it comes out. And the thrill of that and the magic feeling of that has been like that for me from our very first demo tape, even though it never came out, but just the feeling of the music being such an interior thing for so long; from the first time sitting down at a piano or guitar or whatever and writing; slowly developing an idea with your close friends; and it still being our secret project.”
“You know, this thing we’re making; All of a sudden it’s out and people hear it. It’s just the craziest metamorphosis. Like an alchemic wild feeling. I love it so much.”
Interview Pt 2
[pullquote quote="That song really begins and ends is with a deeply soulful, funky bassline that you just want to get inside of." credit="Anhtony Kiedis"]As he is wont to do, Bean provoked the Red Hot Chili Peppers to go into a freestyle riff of their song “You Always Sing The Same” to prove that their songs are totally meaningful.
While he himself didn’t understand the meaning of the lyrics to “The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie,” Anthony Kiedis explained that “it really starts off with a bassline.”
“That’s where that song really begins and ends is with a deeply soulful, funky bassline that you just want to get inside of….We all just kind of hugged and cuddled and fingered that bassline to the best of our ability.”
Interview Pt 3
[pullquote quote="Into everybody's life, a little mustache must fall. " credit="Anthony Kiedis"]One of the biggest points of debate with the Red Hot Chili Peppers is not just the inclusion of Josh Klinghoffer in the band, but Anthony Kiedis’ “great mustache” which Bean can’t take his “eyes off of it.”
Kiedis’ reply to his new facial accessory: “Into everybody’s life, a little mustache must fall.”
Interview Pt 4
An audience member asked, or rather, tried to ask whom the Red Hot Chili Peppers would cast in a movie based on themselves. Anthony Kiedis joked that Will Ferrel would play Chad Smith in a “heartbeat” to which Smith replied was Kiedis’ “favorite joke. Very original.”
Klinghoffer said that he would be played by Edward G. Robinson. Flea replied that after “careful, meditative” thought he’d like to be played by Dakota Fanning to which Anthony exclaimed that he wanted to be played by Dakota Fanning and that she could “play both of us.”
Interview Pt 5
[pullquote quote="I'm very, very happy to be here." credit="Chad Smith"]Chad Smith was stuck in traffic on his way to the Breakfast With Red Hot Chili Peppers, so Kevin & Bean checked in on him. He said that despite the horrible traffic that he is “really in a great place.”
“I’m very, very happy to be here…It was different. There was a different gentleman playing the guitar. That has a lot to do with it. But we went about it the same way.”
“Just got a room and came up with some songs and then we all payed together live when we record which is kind of a lost art…We actually look at each other, get in a room, and play…I think it’s really important.”