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Peppers "Rock" Out New Songs

Summer sessions yield an album's worth of tracks

August 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET

The Red Hot Chili Peppers entered a California studio earlier this summer to record two new tracks for an upcoming greatest hits collection. They left with fifteen.

"It was the fastest we have ever recorded so much material," bassist Flea writes in a Web post. "We gave it no thought, we just rocked and it worked well . . . [it] is among the most diverse and dynamic good-feeling shit we have ever done."

The still-untitled greatest hits collection is due in November, but no release date has been set for the album of new material.

The Chili Peppers begin the second leg of their North American tour behind their latest album, By the Way/I>, September 6th in Washington D.C.

Red Hot Chili Peppers tour dates:

9/6: Washington, DC, Nissan Pavillion
9/7: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Arts Center
9/9: Manchester, NH, Verizon Center
9/10: Boston, Tweeter Center
9/12: Philadelphia, Tweeter Center
9/13: New York, Jones Beach Amphitheater
9/16: State College, PA, Bryce Jordan Center
9/18: Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
9/19: Chicago, Tweeter Center
9/21: Cleveland, Gund Arena
9/22: Pittsburgh, Mellon Arena
9/24: East Lansing, MI, Breslin Arena
9/25: Milwaukee, Bradley Center

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