Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers Talks Taking Two Years Off, "I'm With You", Personal Growth and More in Exclusive Video
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:18:23
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ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with the Red Hot Chili Peppers to premiere this exclusive video clip promoting their new album, I'm With You [In stores August 30]. In the clip, bassist Flea, with his shock of turquoise blue hair, explains why the band took two years off in between albums. Turns out, he felt that, for the past 10 years, leading up to Stadium Arcadium, he went through a lot of pain, traumas and personal growth. "This time, I really feel so much more at ease with who I am as a person in the world," Flea said. "I don't beat myself up as much. I feel good and pretty free. I really had the time to focus on working on music and growing in a way." We're glad to see and hear that Flea is so self-aware and is in such a positive headspace.
Flea also says that the break allowed him some time study music and that he had some time to expand his musical palette.
Watch this exclusive clip of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers now. The band's new album, I'm With You, is out this month. It's their tenth album, in case you're keeping score at home.
Watch it below!
What was your favorite part of this exclusive video clip featuring Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Bonus Trivia: Do you know what Flea's real name is, without resorting to a quick Wikipedia scan? It's Michael Balzary.
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