Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their new album, I'm With You, on August 30, 2011, according to bass player Flea.
Flea was unable to contain his excitement when he announced the title and release date on Twitter, writing: “I'm With You August 30th!!! whahoooooo!!! yip! yippeeee!!!! whaaaaaaa!!!!!!! yes y3es ys ye s yes yes yeyeyeye yes yes yeslovelovelove.”
The album was originally rumored to be titled Dr. Johnny Skin’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head. It was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (Slayer, Metallica, Johnny Cash), and the first single, "The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie," will be released on July 18.
The album is the first to feature former Warpaint guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who stepped in after John Frusciante quit the band in 2009. Klinghoffer collaborated with Frusciante on several of the latter's solo discs, and was along to provide additional guitar, keys and backing vocals on RHCP's Stadium Arcadium tour in 2007.
The album is the band's tenth. It marks the longest stretch to date between studio albums, and first without Frusciante since One Hot Minute in 1995, which featured Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction.