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Chili Peppers to release first album in 5 years

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (Reuters Life!) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up to release their first album in five years on Aug. 30, according to the rock band.
/ Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (Reuters Life!) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up to release their first album in five years on Aug. 30, according to the rock band.

"I'm With You" also marks their first album since guitarist John Frusciante quit for a second time in 2009 and was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer.

As usual, "I'm With You" was produced by Rick Rubin. Their previous collaboration, the 2006 double album "Stadium Arcadium," debuted at No. 1 in 28 countries, including the United States where it went on to sell 2.3 million copies. It also won the Grammy for best rock album.

The only concerts currently scheduled are the band's Hong Kong debut on Aug. 9, a pair of festivals in Japan on Aug. 13 and 14, and the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 24. (Reporting by Dean Goodman) (To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog "Fan Fare" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)