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Acid inspired Chillis

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have a new album nearing completion, with frontman Anthony Kiedis revealing its working title.

The funk rockers are calling the album Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head after a vision a friend head whilst on acid.

‘He [the friend] was reminiscing about one of his legendary acid trips,’ Kiedis told Spin, ‘and told us that he had been playing a sold-out show to the planets and moons, and his Number One hit was, well, that title.’

But though the group likes the name, they admitted they might change it further down the line.

Meanwhile, Kiedis revealed that the new Chillis album will be a radical new departure for the band, following the exit of guitarist John Frusciante. Bassist Flea has been learning the piano and studying music theory.

‘Before, some of our jams were a bit hit-and-miss,' Kiedis added. ‘On this record, a decent number of songs were actually thought out and planned in a way we had never done before. That is, with Flea's new knowledge of music theory, we explored the writing process with a bit more precision.’

The album, which is to be produced by Rick Rubin, is without a release date as yet.

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