The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been forced to put back the release of
their new album yet again while Anthony Kiedis recovers from a mystery
stomach ailment. The illness has meant that the new Chili Peppers'
album, originally due out last September, now won't be released until
August of this year.
Kiedis' illness also forced the Chili Peppers to pull out of a
scheduled appearance at the inaugural Alternative Nation Festival in
Australia last Easter weekend. Meanwhile bassist Flea is building a
house in New South Wales. He's been in Australia since January and
jammed with Pearl Jam when they played there a couple of months back.
But don't think that our guy is an expatriate; he's originally from
Australia, and his family still lives there. In other Flea news, he
has a guest spot along with former Sex Pistol Steve Jones, on the
album that Johnny Depp and former Butthole Surfer Gibby Haines are
currently recording. If you're interested, the band call themselves P.