In an interview on Rollingstone.com, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis says the band has broken up…sort of…
“We're disbanded for the moment,” he says when asked what the band is up to. “We actually took a very long time to make the Stadium Arcadium record, because we wrote a lot of songs and then got way too married to them and decided we need it to be a double album. Which was a great experience, but it took forever. It was really a grueling, long haul and it followed two other very long hauls, Californication and By the Way. So we kind of started in 1999 with the writing and the recording of Californication and we didn't really stop until the tour ended last year. We were all emotionally and mentally zapped at the end of that run. Cooler heads prevailed and the discussion at the end of our last tour was, "Let's not do anything Red Hot Chili Peppers-related for a minimum of one year, and just live and breathe and eat and learn new things." … But I'm starting to get just a little bit of a tingle that it would be nice to start thinking about songs and pieces of music. But just pieces.”
Meanwhile, Kiedis recently helped book Bob Dylan, the Raconteurs and more bands for Pittsburgh's New American Music Festival (sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters), which takes place August 8 and 9.
Rollingstone.com: Red Hot Chili Peppers Disband