Red Hot Chili Peppers tease new music with fresh John Frusciante riff

Reading Festival, Britain - 25 Aug 2007, Red Hot Chili Peppers - John Frusciante
(Image credit: Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

Red Hot Chili Peppers appear to be teasing an imminent single from their highly anticipated album with John Frusciante back in the fold, courtesy of a new online teaser.

The 18-second clip, posted without comment to the band’s social media accounts, showcases a subdued but unmistakably Frusciante rhythm riff, complete with Hendrixian embellishments and a heavy vibrato effect.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.