Sunday, July 10, 2011
Check out an excerpt of a recent interview with Rick Rubin discussing the upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers record. The first half of the interview Rubin reflects on working with Adele, which you can read HERE.
[old.news.yahoo.com] Rubin, a Grammy-winning producer who's worked with artists ranging from Jay-Z to Johnny Cash to Neil Diamond, has several other high-profile projects he's working on, including albums from Metallica, Linkin Park, the Avett Brothers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:03 PM