Red Hot Chili Peppers to Broadcast Live Concert on Fuse TV
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform in a previously recorded live concert via Fuse TV on Aug. 30, the same day the band's new album 'I'm With You' is released to hungry Chili fans nationwide. (Aug. 5 update - we thought this TV concert would be performed live, instead it will be pre-taped, BUT a real live RHCP show will be broadcast into movie theaters the very same day.)
In addition to playing new music from the album -- their first with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer -- the band will sit down for an exclusive interview to chat about their sordid history and their future together.
According to Fuse TV's website, the concert will be filmed live at The Roxy in Hollywood and will immediately follow an 8:30 p.m. sit-down with the band. The network's website also features a gallery of photos and videos, as well as RHCP trivia. Fans are certainly eager to hear the band talk about working without guitarist John Frusciante, and the band is no doubt eager to assure fans they will prosper.
Flea wasn't sure that would be the case, at least initially. In an earlier interview the bassist admits he thought breaking up would be the best thing to do. However he also ended up being the one who approached Klinghoffer about joining the band. Klinghoffer has stayed mostly quiet about the transition, saying little during an interview with the British Q magazine.