Red Hot Chili Peppers share footage of new John Frusciante and Flea studio jam

Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform as part of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers fans have once again been whipped up into a frenzy, as the long-running LA funk-rockers have shared a fresh studio clip of newly rejoined guitarist John Frusciante jamming with bassist Flea.

The 21-second video shows Frusciante laying down some overdriven pentatonic licks with a few funky doublestops thrown in for good measure, while Flea lays down an embellished root-note groove.

This latest footage follows a brief teaser of new RHCP music, posted to the band’s social media accounts last Friday, indicating that a new single and album announcement is imminent.

When announced, it will mark John Frusciante’s first release with the band since rejoining the group in December 2019, and his first new music since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.

Drummer Chad Smith had previously indicated the album was “almost done” back in October, with the band’s chemistry very much intact according to producer Rick Rubin, who was moved to tears during the group’s first rehearsal.

The group’s 2022 world tour begins in June, continuing through September, so surely we don’t have long to wait…

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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.