Chili Peppers Guitarist Says Band “Always Intended” to Release Extra Tracks from "I’m With You" Recording Sessions
Next month, fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will get their hands on the first of 18 previously unreleased songs on seven-inch vinyl from the recording sessions from their latest album, I’m With You. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer says that the band had always planned to release the extra tracks from the sessions in some form.
"These songs were always sort of kicking around, and we always intended on putting them out in one way or another," Klinghoffer tells Rolling Stone. "To be honest, there's certain songs that, when we initially came up with the sequence for the record, I was a little like, 'Hmmm, we're not putting that one on?'"
In addition to the 18 songs they’ve scheduled to release over the next six months, Klinghoffer noted that the rest of extra tracks from the I’m With You sessions – 48 in total -- might also see the light of day at some point. "It's possible," reveals the guitarist. "We just had so much material back then that certain things just straight-up didn't get enough attention. There's a couple that will probably just remain in our iPods."
The first release, set to hit stores on August 14, will feature new tracks "Strange Man" and "Long Progression." The second pair of songs for release will be “Magpies” and “Victorian Machinery” on September 11. The third installment, scheduled to hit stores on October 2, will feature "Never Is a Long Time" and "Love of Your Life." The rest of the tracks, which will be selected in the coming weeks, will be released in November, December and in early 2013.
In addition to being released on vinyl, digital versions of the new tracks will also be available at the usual online providers.
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