Today Apple offered a free stream of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album “I’m With You” (release date: August 29) through iTunes. We all love RHCP. Who doesn’t? If you don’t there is seriously something the matter with you. But, let’s be real. A band is a band because of it’s members. Guns N’ Roses is not the same with only Axel representing, Sublime is not Sublime without Brad, and the Chili Peppers are not the same without John.
This album is reminiscent of how we all felt during the release “One Hot Minute” when John first took a leave of absence form the band. Although “I’m With You” is funky, it’s just not as funky without John.