RHCP The Getaway Release Party



The first information about this launch party was from the radio site and it made it seem as though the launch party took place on June 17th with streaming of the show online. However, there is now information on the official RHCP website which says the concert will actually take place on May 17th! And it will then be broadcast on the evening of June 17th to coincide with the release date of the album. The new information also states that Tuesday’s concert will take place at  iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, CA.

Original Post:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform songs for the first time from ‘The Getaway’ during an exclusive concert in Los Angeles! The concert will take place on 17th June to coincide with the album release date.  The  Red Hot Chili Peppers iHeartRadio Album Release Party will be hosted by Harms on AT&T LIVE. The RHCP set will apparently also include some Chili Peppers’ favourites such as ‘Scar Tissue’ and ‘Dani California along with the new numbers. The concert will also be streamed.

How To Stream The Concert

If you can’t make it to the show, you can tune in free for a live video stream of the exclusive Red Hot Chili Peppers iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T LIVE on the Audience Network on Friday, June 17th (album release day) at 9 p.m. ET  on DIRECTV Channel 239 or U-verse Channel 1114 or on iHeartRadio.com/watchATT.

(*Note: this is the information from the website. I’m not sure if anyone outside the US will be able to listen- I know a load of us couldn’t listen to the first play of ‘Dark Necessities’).


Thanks to Angra for this info!


Anthony Kiedis Talks about The Getaway

Anthony Kiedis was interviewed by Jo Whiley for Radio 2 (British radio station) about the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s new album, The Getaway. Thanks to Milan for recording this and sharing the link!


Radio 2 Interview With Anthony Kiedis.



Jo Whiley: Welcome to the show, sir. How are you?

Anthony Kiedis: I’m very well, thank you Jo. How are you?

Jo Whiley:  Yeah, I’m alright thank you. So how are you feeling? Coz the unveiling of an album must be a, nerve-wracking; b, exciting.

Ummm. You know, we’ve done this before, so the nerves are a bit at bay. It’s more overwhelming and exciting and joyful and a large workload.

Jo Whiley: How long did it take?

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah

Jo Whiley: What was the time it took to make this?

Anthony Kiedis: I feel like it took years but once we actually got recording it only took a couple of months so the build up was forever and we had broken arms and broken dreams and all this stuff kind of went awry.  And then once we actually found a producer and were healthy and set about the business of making music it went really quick.

Jo Whiley: So I guess when you’ve been making records for as long as you have it, it just must be so difficult to think of the sound that you want, how it’s going to fit into what’s going on in the music scene at the time and who you want to work with and the expectation of everybody. I can’t quite imagine how that is for you.

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… yeah, well expectations, yeah I can’t think about those too much. Umm, finding sound and finding joy from music and staying together as a band as a marriage is all kind of challenging. But really you know finding a producer was hard because we knew we wanted to experiment with Danger Mouse and he’s busy. He’s doing television shows and movies and twelve other records and we finally nailed him down to a time and then Flea went and broke his arm snowboarding so we lost our time slot with Danger Mouse and we had to kind of re-configure. So in the end it was meant to be. We needed every little nuance of weirdness building up to the writing of these songs. It helped.

Jo Whiley: And when you actually got with him in the studio he kinda threw a curveball didn’t he?

Anthony Kiedis: He threw lots of curveballs and strikes and sliders and spitballs and you know he’s a dynamic dude. And you mean by kinda wanting to write new songs?

Jo Whiley: Yeah, from what I’ve read because you’d got your own songs and you went this is what we think the album is but then he went, “Ummm, no let’s do something different.”

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, if I look at it now he knows what he likes very immediately so he listened to probably 25 songs we had written and he really only liked about ten of them I guess out of the 25. So initial heartbreak of having to part ways with this other 15 songs which we had become attached to.

Jo Whiley: Can I just ask how that is? When he turns round and says that he doesn’t like what you’ve done. How do you feel?

Anthony Kiedis: The very first time you’re like kind of  like, well gee, that’s kind of harsh or arrogant or presumptuous or whatever but then the  more you get to know him, the more you get to see how he operates and thinks  and it’s just a matter of taste and you know he wants every song to be a classic. You know he doesn’t really have that sort of song writer’s approach of “Well, I love this little song even though it’s not destined to be a classic it’s still part of my experience and it means something to me.” Unless he feels like it’s going to touch the world he doesn’t really want to hear about it. So I grew to respect his point of view and the more we I worked with him and the more he pushed us to be better than we were starting out as, I gained an appreciation and saw his value very much so.

Jo Whiley: Yeah I know. But great for you to be pushed; great to for you to be challenged. I would have thought.

Anthony Kiedis: Got to be pushed.

Jo Whiley: You got to be pushed or otherwise you don’t improve do you?

Anthony Kiedis: You wouldn’t. And imagine you know being sort of around forever and then people forget to tell you what it is that something’s not good enough. So you always think it is going to be good enough. But you need someone to be brutally honest and break your heart and hurt your feelings a little bit along the way.

Jo Whiley: I guess it’s also the emperor’s new clothes. There’s always a danger of that, just people going yeah you’re just fabulous.

Anthony Kiedis:  That’s the danger. That’s the danger. I mean imagine some the true greats, the real greats, the classics, like you know a member of The Beatles some going (?) that’s not as good as what I think you can do.  No one would ever say that. So they might now know.

Jo Whiley: Yeah. But Brian Burton, who is Danger Mouse, he’s quite gentle isn’t he? He’s quite a wise kind of character?

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, he’s wise. He’s gentle. He’s mellow. He’s low-key but his focus is pretty laser.
Jo Whiley: Yeah, so tell me Anthony, what can we expect on this album? What  kind of a mood has it got. Lyrically what were you writing about?
Anthony Kiedis: Lyrically I’m embarrassed to say but yeah, a two-year relationship that completely fell apart like a nuclear bomb just left me feeling pretty raw and available to the emotional universe for writing. So even though the relationship was a bit of a disaster, I feel that in some ways I did get something out of it. Which was about half of the songs on this record.

Jo Whiley: Gosh. Will it be difficult to sing those songs?

Anthony Kiedis:  No, no.  And really they are not, you know, full literal stories because I find that a bit boring. For me personally at this stage, writing something that’s predictable and oh, well everyone can relate to that, I’d rather sort of disguise it in colour and shape and just make it come out a  bit more open to interpretation. That excites me more as a lyricist than being overly literal.

Jo Whiley: Yeah, so heart on the sleeve stuff. So half the album is the content of your heart but disguised, veiled somewhere ….[?] And then the rest of the album?

Anthony Kiedis: Well, lyrically, it just comes from love of life and love of life’s tragedies and successes and hurts and triumphs and I don’t know, the kind of psychedelic mystery of nature can be found in the lyrics.

Jo Whiley: And the sound of the album?

Anthony Kiedis: The sound of is different, thank God! You know, it’s nice to have to new element in terms of sound. Instead of just being a rad [?] traditional rock ‘n’ roll three piece with vocalist, there are loops and machines and robots and aliens and all these different things participating in the making of our sound but it still sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a  Danger Mouse studio slant to it. So there is a meld, you know you can feel the influence and it’s nice. Like, my very favourite song from the whole record is called ‘The Getaway’ even though it shan’t be our single, and in that, that’s something that is a loop and has a bit more of a mechanical influence but emotionally the very first time I heard the music  I was instantly inspired. So there’s kind of the best of both worlds in there.

Jo Whiley: I can’t wait to hear it. How are the rest of the band? How are the band getting on at the moment? All good and healthy?

Anthony Kiedis: Everyone’s good. You know we have figured out how to argue successfully without hating each other or you know wanting to be away from each other. We can start off the day with a massive difference of opinion and get into a bit of a [?] shouting match and then ten minutes later it’s over and done with. And that’s good. I like what I see with these boys getting ready to go out and tour for a year.

Jo Whiley: Yeah.

Anthony Kiedis: It’s nice to know we can process all these highs and lows together. Everyone’s good. Everyone’s excited that we have this many new songs that look like they’re gonna be a blast to play live.

Jo Whiley: All part of the adventure. Listen, enjoy the tour. Where are you at the moment? Are you at home?

Anthony Kiedis: At the moment, I’m standing naked in my kitchen.

Jo Whiley: OK. So you’re not cooking are you? You haven’t got the frying pan out?


Anthony Kiedis: No hot grease anywhere near.

Jo Whiley: Ok. Fine. I was worried for a bit then!

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah.

Jo Whiley: Anthony it was nice to talk to you and hopefully see you when you’re over here in the UK. Come in and say hi to us.

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you for your time, Jo,

Jo Whiley: We’ll play the single now. This is ‘Dark Necessities.’ Anthony, thank you.

Anthony Kiedis: Bye, Jo.

Jo Whiley: Step away from the hot fat.

Anthony Kiedis: Will do.



Anthony Kiedis Interview on the Kevin and Bean Show

Anthony Kiedis was interviewed a short while ago on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show.

Transcript: Anthony Kiedis on the Kevin and Bean Show May 2016

 [One of the presenters talks about getting a bass boner because of the song in the pre-interview ramble]

Kevin & Bean Show: [Intro] Our old friend, Anthony Kiedis who joins us on the phone now. Anthony

Anthony Kiedis: Kevin, Bean

Kevin & Bean Show: Welcome, sir. How are ya?

Anthony Kiedis: Bass boner nice to see you [laughter]

Kevin & Bean Show: What was it like hearing that song over the telephone which is exactly the way you’d always envisioned you’d hear it, right?

Anthony Kiedis: You know what? I have the hugest smile on my face because I sort of pictured listening to it on the radio and I don’t know, it just still makes me happy

Kevin & Bean Show: [Presenter talking about playing Dark Necessities] … So congratulations. Welcome back .Why did it take so long? Is that a dumb question because you guys were all busy and doing lots of things because five years seems a long time even for you guys.

Anthony Kiedis: Was it five years?

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah, that’s what they’re telling us.

Anthony Kiedis: We had an unusually difficult experience making this record where we wrote 20-30 songs and it was all ready to go and we thought it was happening, and then Flea went snowboarding and broke his arm real bad, which was a bit of a setback for the bass boner [laughs]. So we re-thought everything and then we didn’t have a producer and we were just sort of lost in space with all these songs. And lo and behold it was meant to be, as these things can be, and when all the dust settled Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, emerged and said, “Let’s go make a record.’ We were like ‘Great, we have all these songs’ and he was like ‘Leave those there, let’s go write new songs in the studio.’

Kevin & Bean Show: Oh, wow

Anthony Kiedis: So the process began over again.

Kevin & Bean Show: But he hadn’t listened to the 20-30 songs that you had?

Anthony Kiedis: He had. But he has very specific Brian taste. And he just wanted to see what would happen when we got in the studio and started something fresh.

Kevin & Bean Show: So how many of the 20 to 30 songs are on the album?

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… I’m guessing that ten of them are new out of the…

Kevin & Bean Show: Oh wow!

Anthony Kiedis: Foutreen that are on the record.

Kevin & Bean Show: So he knows what he’s doing?

Anthony Kiedis: He just knows what he likes

Kevin & Bean Show: Huh. Isn’t that interesting? So was your initial reaction, Anthony, to push back to that idea. You’re like, look, we’re a band who’s been around for a long time. We know how to write songs. We’ve already done that part or did you just trust him because of his track record.

Anthony Kiedis: Well, there was initially a push back; initially there was an affinity and a marriage to all these other songs, but the only way that we saw this working was to have trust in him and get rid of our old ideas and our old way of doing things and say ‘If this is going to work, we just have to throw ourselves off the cliff and see what happens.

Kevin & Bean Show: Fascinating. The thing that always surprises me whenever I hear about an artist writing songs in the studio is how much pressure there must be on the lyricist to come up with something in a few days that is going to last for the rest of his life. Did you feel that when you were rushing these songs? If that’s how it felt?

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you for noticing [laughter] Umm, you know what? The pressure is kinda the best sometimes. And especially when you have Flea and Josh and Chad leaving the studio one day with something brand new and beautiful and magical and melodic and just touching and then they send it to you and they’re like, OK, write lyrics and come and sing this tomorrow. Now it’s on. You have no choice

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah

Anthony Kiedis: You have to get down inside yourself and feel what you’re feeling and think what you’re thinking and be what you’re being and let it flow. And by the way, sometimes you would just strike out miserably. I would show up and I would say, ‘I think I’ve got it!’ and I would do it and Brian would be like, ‘Umm… that’s not really working but let’s try this other thing.’

Kevin & Bean Show: A lot of rejection from Brian / Yeah, Brian, c’mon!

Anthony Kiedis: But then there are the days you show up and it all works

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah, and that’s the magic of rock ‘n’ roll and that’s the magic of the chemistry that your band has from all these years that you’ve been together and the trust in one another and it sounds like a great marriage made in heaven with Brian. This is the voice of Anthony Kiedis on the Kevin and Bean show of course from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We just debuted their brand new song for you and we’ll be playing it again in a few minutes. It’s called Dark Necessities. The album is coming out on June 17th. I just went o your website through Warner Bros. Records of the album called The Getaway and I’m looking at this album cover. We’ve got to tweet this out! This is insane what you’ve put on the cover of this record! Can you please describe and explain it for us please, Anthony?

Anthony Kiedis: Why do you call it insane [laughs]?

Kevin & Bean Show: Well, I don’t know. It’s a little girl walking down the street with a bear and a raccoon, that’s why.

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… I don’t know. Normally we get a little more high brow artsy, and this just felt extremely warm and human, even though it’s animals, it felt human. And it’s also us. Chad is the bear, Josh is the girl and Flea is the raccoon and me is the funny little raven out front.

Kevin & Bean Show: What just happened? /The racoon can play a mean bass. I’ll tell you that. Here’s what I love about Anthony! The sentence that just came out of his mouth makes sense to this man [laughter]

Anthony Kiedis: What? That doesn’t make sense to anyone else?

Kevin & Bean Show: No! It does! / Flea’s definitely a racoon! No, we’re with you Anthony. That sounds great. [Talks about the band touring]. You guys excited about getting back out there?

Anthony Kiedis: Very excited. Very excited to have a lot of new songs to play. This being our second record with Josh, it feels a lot more fulfilling. And, it’s always great to have a job as a musician. It’s great to be in this band. We love seeing the world. But to have all these new songs at our disposal for live shows makes it feel like ‘Let’s go. Let’s go. We have a mission now.’

Kevin & Bean Show: Some bands live in the studio, for the studio and then they go out and tour but they really want to get back into the studio. Is that the same with you? Or are you the opposite?

Anthony Kiedis: I love the cycle

Kevin & Bean Show: The cycle?

Anthony Kiedis: The cycle. You do this incredible thing in the studio and then you go practice and rehearse and make sure you can play this stuff live and then you go see the world. You know everywhere; from Asia to South America to Europe and Eastern Europe and hopefully the Middle East and Africa and you know, you give this music life to people far far away that it means something to and you have this communal experience together. And when you just can’t take it for another day and you’re beat and you’re haggard and you’re tired and you want to collapse and you come home and you gather some new life experience and start writing a little bit and  Flea sits down at the piano  and says, ‘Hey, I have these chords. What do you think about these chords? And I say, hmmm, I hear melody in there and you start it all over again.

Kevin & Bean Show: And Danger Mouse goes, nope [laughter]

Kevin & Bean Show: Well, it’s not a bad way to make a living, Anthony. One week from Saturday we’re gonna see you guys in person again at the KROQ Weenie Roast you’re going help us say goodbye at the last ever Weenie Roast down there at the Irvine Amphitheater. I bet you guys have played a lot of shows there throughout your career?

Anthony Kiedis: We have. We were talking about that at band practice yesterday. And isn’t it like the last show, period, for Irvine Meadows.

Kevin & Bean Show: No, they’re going through the summer.

Anthony Kiedis: Oh, they’re going through the summer

Kevin & Bean Show: And then they tear it all down for the folks who haven’t heard, for folks who need houses because that’s what we need [laughter]. You know we’ve done 23 out of the 24 Weenie Roasts down at the venue so it really has been our summer time home away from home. We’re so sad to lose that, you know especially a couple of years after we lost the Gibson where we always did the acoustic Christmas. It’s just crazy to see these venues go dark.

Anthony Kiedis: So where will you go from here?

Kevin & Bean Show: Your house.

Anthony Kiedis: My house? That’s fine!

Kevin & Bean Show: OK. Well, we couldn’t have been more excited when we made the announcement that you guys were headlining the KROQ Weenie Roast this year. And of course, it sold out in seconds making a lot of money for a lot of great charities. And there’s no better band to spend a sunny, summer afternoon than with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We just so psyched to see you guys and congratulations on the new song and the new record Anthony. We love it.

Anthony Kiedis: Thanks for the support and look forward seeing you. Let’s go Weenie Roast!

Kevin & Bean Show: [Download details] Thank you, Anthony. Have a great day, sir.

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you. Yeah, you too. Bye bye.

Please note: I’ve tried to make this as accurate as I can but please don’t complain if I’ve got some details wrong as I’ve been working on this for nearly two hours!

RHCP: Dark Necessities Lyrics

OK, so I’ve just forced (hehe) myself to listen to Dark Necessities about 20 times and I think these are correct- I’ve made a few changes to the version online. Please tell me if I’m wrong :)

Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Dark Necessities’:

Coming out to the light of day
We got many moons than a deeper place (?)
So I keep an eye on the shadow’s smile
To see what it has to say.
You and I both know
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?
Spinning off, head is on my heart
It’s like a bit of light and a touch of dark
You got sneak attacked from the zodiac
But I see your eyes spark.
Keep the breeze and go
Blow by blow and go away
Oh, what do you say?

Yeah, you don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design and
Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design.

Stumble down to the parking lot
You got no time for the afterthought
They’re like ice cream for an astronaut
Well, that’s me looking for weed.
Turn the corner and
Find the world at your command.
Playing the hand.

Yeah, you don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design.

Do you want this love of mine?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?
Do you want it all the time?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?

Pick you up like a paperback
With the track record of a maniac
So I’m moving in and we unpack
It’s the same as yesterday.
Anyway we roll
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?

Yeah, you don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Red Hot Chili Peppers New Album: The Getaway


UPDATE: It’s official! The New Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album is called The GetawayWarner Bros are putting out links to the downloads!



  • 2xLP 180g Vinyl Foiled Stamped and
    Numbered limited to 5,000 worldwide
  • Lithograph with album artwork
  • Digital album delivered on June 17, 2016
  • Cassette single featuring “Dark Necessities”
  • Immediate download of the digital single
    “Dark Necessities”


Original Post

Rolling Stone Italy is reporting details of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers on its website.

According to the article, the album will be released on 17th June, 2016 and is called The Getaway. Art work is also circulating online which bears the same name

The track list of The Getaway:

1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

Thanks to Robert Gerstenhopfenmalz for the link.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Release of ‘Dark Necessities’

So today is THE day! I’m not working today so will keep hunting for news when I’m around although I guess most of it will be late afternoon/this evening by my local time here in England due to time differences and typically I have two children in two different places and a meeting to go to so I’ll be racing around!

If you’re on Facebook, I’ve set up a post on there asking people to update if they hear anything on local radio stations about play times, hear the song or find real links (e.g. there’s a fake already doing the rounds right now) to the song online as a way if sharing information quickly. People are welcome to comment on here too although your comment might have to be approved (the FB page will be instant).

Dark Necessities Facebook Comment post

Information so Far:

Radio Station DC 101 is stating online that they the world premiere at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) but any other information will be useful! DC 101 Listen live LINK

And Chad posted this a couple of hours ago:


Zane Lowe Interview with Danger Mouse- Info on RHCP Album

Danger Mouse was interviewed by British radio presenter, Zane Lowe, and during that interview he made a few comments about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

You can hear the snippets about the Chili Peppers’ album HERE. I’ve transcribed most of the interview- the end was them overlapping so I’ve just paraphrased the main parts of it.

Transcript: Zane Lowe Interviews Danger Mouse about the New RHCP Album:

Zane Lowe: So you’ve been in the studio. You’ve been working on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

Danger Mouse: Yeah.

ZL: I’ve known those guys a long time. I’m sure they won’t mind a few words. How’s that going?

DM: It’s going really, really well. We kinda got really  going with it in September and we’ve been at it since then. I mean it’s lots and lots of music. It’s right up the street, you know, from here so getting to do it in my studio which is always good; for me anyway [laughter]. But it’s been going really well and we really hit it off and I know them too, with Gnarls Barkley , we toured with them for a couple of months so it’s good to work with people you know. And I didn’t know how it was going to work or fit either. Just because they do a very specific thing, but they want to do something different as well and I do like what they do so, I’m just wasn’t sure they’re going to like what I do.

ZL: I’m a lifelong fan of so for me coming back of a…

DM: Thank you

ZL: You’re welcome. So the Chili peppers too have done very well for themselves [laughs] but you know [laughs] but coming back of such a large body of work last time and then a big break and where they’re at, I can imagine them being in a very open minded place

DM: Yeah,  it has been. It’s all them. They’re just amazing players. The taste in what we’re trying to do …[?]… it’s something where we’re definitely finding the places where it overlaps

ZL: But you’re a drums guy though; I think about you in the terms of the way you always program your drums, and work with drummers, and record with drummers and you have a very unique drum sound, and then you’re working with Chad Smith who is unquestionably, I would say, modern rocks greatest drum powerhouse rock drummer.

DM: That was the first thing we did; was I told everybody else to stay home and Chad came in by himself to the studio and we just recorded drums first. That was the first thing we did, yeah.
ZL: To get that sound coz he, traditionally Chad’s drum sound is the room. How he plays is how you hear it

DM: It’s different this time

ZL: I was gonna say you’ve made a name for yourself processing drums in a way that’s very Danger Mouse

DM: Yeah, it’s different this time but there’s also things I haven’t done as well because of how he plays so I definitely and pleasantly been able to adapt to him too. It’s easier to talk stuff when you’re like, oh there’s this one song here and then we talked that about that so I’m hesitant to get into too much detail because there’s no music…

ZL: I don’t want you to… Maybe I don’t want you to. Maybe I want you to stop. It was presumptuous to assume I was going to ask you any more questions about it…

DM: Well, I was going to keep answering ‘em. You know you’re good at getting stuff out of people.

Many thanks to Milan at RHCP.us for the heads up on this!