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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to return with their first album in five years this August.
The band announced on its official website Sunday that it will release I’m With You, its tenth studio album, on Aug. 30. The set is produced by Rick Rubin, who is also working on upcoming albums by Metallica and Avett Brothers and most recently helmed Adele’s 21.
I’m With You will be the Chilli Peppers’ first studio release since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, a double album that sold 2.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It will also be their first since guitarist John Frusciante officially departed the band for a second time, in 2009. He was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer.
Despite multiple reports that a lead single entitled “The Adventures of Maggie Raindance” is slated for a July 18 release, a spokesperon for the Chili Peppers tells Billboard.com that a single is still not confirmed.
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James Gordon Meek