It's been three years since L.A.-based funk collective Fishbone released its last album, 1996's "Chim Chim's Badass Revenge." Next year, though, the band is set to return to record stores in a big way, with a lot of help from its friends.
Fishbone is wrapping up work on "The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx," and the album will be sporting quite a guest list. According to the band's new label, Hollywood Records, some of the folks who contribute to the album include No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, one-time Bad Brains leader H.R., Rick James, George Clinton, Perry Farrell, Flea, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Super 8 member Bob Khaleel, Ivan Neville, Lili Hayden, and Donny Osmond.The label adds that one or two more names may be added to this list by the time the album's track list is finalized, though there's no word yet on who those other names will be. In July, Primus' manager told MTV News that his clients had spent a full day in the studio with
the group. Around the same time, a spokesperson for Busta Rhymes(who appeared on "Chim Chim's Badass Revenge") told MTV News that the rapper had been trying to schedule some time with the group (see [article id="1426765"]"Fishbone's Friends Include Gwen Stefani, Busta, Primus, Chilis, Osmonds"[/article]).The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx" is due in stores on March 21. Fishbone, who recently performed at Cypress Hill's Smoke Out '99 festival, have only one concert scheduled in the near future: they will be playing at the Cannibus Cup in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on November 24.