Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke

Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke

James invites Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to carpool around Los Angeles, which leads to a wrestling match and the debut of “Heemi Lheemey.”


On November 17, 2014, Anthony Kiedis announced that the band would be returning to the studio in December to record their newly written album. He said that he hoped for the album to contain 13 songs, however it is likely they will “put 10 more songs on top of that”.[130] A few days later in an interview with David Fricke, Kiedis confirmed that Rick Rubin would not be producing the band’s next record and for the first time since 1989 they would work with someone else.[131] Flea broke the news on Twitter in January 2015 that Danger Mouse would be the producer.[132] The following month Flea suffered a broken arm during a skiing trip which delayed the recording of the album for over six months.[133][134]

In an October 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Kiedis gave an update on the band’s next album saying “We’ve been writing new music for the last year, and we’ve written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we’ve ever written.” Kiedis also discussed working with new producer Danger Mouse saying “He’s very good about coming up with super-modern ideas, but he’ll also touch on the acoustic guitar in the control room and strip the song down to its acoustic essentials which is a beautiful place to be.”[135] The following month, Chad Smith posted in a video to a fan page on Twitter saying that he expected the new album to be finished in May or June 2016 which would be around the same time that the band would be in the midst of their summer festival tour.[136] Smith said that Danger Mouse was more involved in the musical parts of the album than Rick Rubin was and there was some different influences on the album however it still sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was unsure which songs would make the final cut, having recorded many songs, and that they were funky and good.[137] In December 2015, Flea said that the album was recorded and they were waiting on Kiedis to track the vocals.[138] Kiedis gave an update two months later in February 2016 saying they were near completion of the album. “We’re in the home stretch. I sang yesterday, I get a week off, I go back to finish. We’re going to go back and listen to the songs, and see if we can beat them. We had written two dozen songs before we got with him. Producer Danger Mouse is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio. We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”[139]

On February 3, 2016, “Circle of the Noose“, one of the band’s most sought after unreleased songs and the only song recorded with Dave Navarro for the follow-up album to One Hot Minute before he was fired from the band, was leaked to the internet. The rough mix was recorded on March 16, 1998. Dave Navarro, who in 1997 said it was one of the greatest songs he ever played on, tweeted “WOW what a trip down memory lane” in response to the leak.[140] Three days following the leak of the unreleased Navarro era song, the band played “Aeroplane” live for the first time since July 26, 1997, making it the first One Hot Minute song besides “Pea” (a song featuring only Flea) to be performed by the Chili Peppers since Navarro’s departure from the band.[141]

Chad Smith posted an image on Twitter on March 21, 2016 stating that work has begun with Nigel Godrich mixing the new album.[142] The following day it was reported that Elton John would appear on the album.[143]

The band announced on May 2, 2016 that “Dark Necessities“, the first single from their upcoming album, would be released on May 5, 2016. On May 5, 2016, it was announced that the band’s eleventh album would be entitled The Getaway, and would be released on June 17, 2016 [144] Kiedis in a May 9, 2016 interview on BBC Radio 2 said of the album that lyrically many of the songs were influenced by a two-year relationship that fell apart like a nuclear bomb.[145]“Dark Necessities” became the band’s 25th top-ten single on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, a record they hold over U2 who currently has 23 top-ten singles.[146]

On May 14, the band were forced to cancel their headling slot at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast, as Kiedis was hospitalised prior to the band appearing on stage, due to severe stomach pain. Flea alongside, Klinghoffer and Smith made an announcement on the stage as they were due to appear. It is unknown whether upcoming shows would be affected as a result [147] Kiedis’ mother Peggy posted the following morning on Facebook that “Anthony will be OK. No surgery is needed. I will keep you updated, I promise”[148] It was confirmed that Kiedis was suffering from intestinal flu and was expected to make a full recovery soon however the band was forced to postpone their iHeartRadio album preview show on May 17, 2016 until May 26, 2016. The band returned to the stage on May 22, 2016 in Columbus, OH.[149][150]In a May 20, 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, his first since being released from the hospital, Kiedis said that his illness was brought on by an “inflammation in my guts” which he said was complicated by a recent stomach virus and existing scar tissue from previous hernia operations which required his stomach being pumped at the hospital due to his food not being able to properly digest. “I’d rather play deathly ill than not play at all, but in this particular instance, I was starting to go down, as in to the ground, so I got rushed to the hospital, got some help, and now I get to figure things out.”[151]

On May 26, the band released “The Getaway”, the title track on their upcoming album, on their YouTube channel. While not a single (it was originally the band’s choice to be the first single until they went with “Dark Necessities at the suggestion of Danger Mouse), the song was made available for purchase the following day and is also being be given away as a free download for those who pre-order the new album.[152]On May 31, Smith posted a photo on his Twitter page holding a clapperboard on the set of the music video for “Dark Necessities” with actress Olivia Wilde slated as the director.[153]“Go Robot”, the song management and the band’s label originally wanted as the first single, is expected to be the second single released from the album.[154][155]“We Turn Red” was released on the band’s YouTube page on June 9, 2016.[156]

The band will appear on the June 13, 2016 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden during his popular Carpool Karaoke segment where they will drive around Los Angeles singing “Californication”, “Under the Bridge” and “Dark Necessities” with the host.[157] On June 15, 2016, Sirius XM Radio channel Lithium will become Red Hot Chili Peppers Radio until June 22, 2016. The channel will play music spanning the band’s entire career with exclusive commentary along with songs from influential artists hand-picked by the band from their own personal music collection. Chris Rock will host the limited-run channel.