Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Rick Rubin
Producer Rick Rubin says the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ new record, I’m With You, is more like a debut album than an established band’s tenth. 

Rubin describes the Chili Peppers' album "I'm With You," due out Aug. 30, as unlike anything the band has ever done -- but unmistakably Peppers music. He credits that in part to guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante, and personal changes group members have gone through since putting out their last album five years ago.

"Anthony (Kiedis) and Flea had children during that time, so their lives have changed a lot since the last album we made, and because they had taken this time off, they came back with a real hunger and excitement about the music-making process again," Rubin said.

"I think it's the first time in their career that they'd ever taken off that big of a chunk of time, and they've been a band for 28 years now," he said. "It really feels like starting all over again, because they have the dynamics of a new band."

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