It’s nothing new, but it’s gotten to Flea. The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Stadium Arcadium, has been leaked online ahead of its release on May 8th and bassist Flea took time out to update the band’s website bemoaning the fact.
He said: “If you down load it now off one of these file sharing sites you will be getting a pale imitation of the record and that will break my heart, it will break John Frusciante’s heart, it will break Anthony Kiedis’ heart and it will break the heart of Chad Smith.”
He continued: “I can not put in words how much this record, ‘Stadium Arcadium’, means to us, how sacred the sound of it is to us, and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could and now, for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor sound quality it is a painful pill for us to swallow.”
The band, meanwhile, have announced a big US tour to support the record.