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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release First 'I'm With You' B-Sides

'Strange Man' and 'Long Progression' available now

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers
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August 9, 2012 4:40 PM ET

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have dug up two B-sides from the recording sessions of their latest album, I'm With You. "Strange Man" rides a slow groove under sharp guitar funk and Anthony Kiedis' spirited vocals. "Long Progression" barrels through with typical RHCP fury and Flea's signature basslines before exploding into a guitar solo at the end.

"Strange Man" and "Long Progression" are available now as seven-inch releases on the band's website. The two songs are the first in a planned series of 18 tracks taken from the I'm With You sessions.

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