By now, you’d think James Corden would’ve figured out how to get to work on time. But alas, the Late Late Show host still needs help making his daily commute — and who better than California-praising rock gods Red Hot Chili Peppers to help him navigate the palm tree–lined streets of L.A.?
Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer piled into Corden’s SUV for the latest edition of “Carpool Karaoke.” Together, they packed in plenty of nostalgia-fueled sing-alongs of their biggest hits, from “Californication” and “Can’t Stop” to “By the Way” and “Under the Bridge,” a.k.a. the song that once supplied some of your most angsty AIM away messages. The band’s latest single, “Dark Necessities,” also crept its way into the bit, because hey, these guys have an album to promote.
In case you had any doubt, RHCP haven’t gotten any less crazy with age — they still feel “a bit encumbered” wearing clothes (which meant they simply had to go shirtless), Flea still headbangs so hard you expect his head to fly off his body, and Kiedis is still scrappy, challenging Corden to a wrestling match on a stranger’s front lawn. Yep, this is the RHCP we all know and love.
The band’s 11th studio album, The Getaway, drops June 17.