iTunes Store Offering Free Stream of Unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers Album

Monday August 22, 2011 2:50 PM PDT by Jordan Golson

The iTunes Store is giving away the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest album for free, in a manner of speaking. iTunes is serving up a stream of the entire album for free, and accepting pre-orders for the disc, which will be released on August 30 [iTunes].

We can't remember Apple offering up an entire album via streaming before. It's likely that RHCP's record label is paying a hefty price to Apple for this promotion and its prominent placement on the iTunes Store front page.

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41 months ago

This is just like all previous garbage of RHCP, just a bunch of noise. Not worth the storage and bandwidth. And yet they keep on asking money for it.


We know you're just angry because they're not doing this with any Justin Bieber albums.
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
I think they'll need to do more and more stuff like this. Since downloading Spotify, I haven't touched iTunes. But I'm not sure if iTunes as a music service is as important to Apple as it once was. They've never made a huge percentage of their revenue from it, and their iPod business is shrinking. I could imagine them adding free streaming alongside downloads to create a service similar to Spotify. Although, they don't like advertising, so not sure how they would pull of the free part of it . . .
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

No john frusciante. Disappointing.


I know, when I read that he had left the band again I was disappointed too. They really shined with him. I just hope he doesn't revert back to his old ways. I saw a documentary on him and he was so strung out on heroin and totally out of his mind. It brings a tear to my eye every time I see it because I'm thinking we were SO close to losing this guy forever..but he pulled himself out of his spiral and returning to the band really helped.

Again, disappointed that he's not on this album, but, I'll wait to pass judgement.
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
No john frusciante. Disappointing.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
And the album deserves it! Great record.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
They should do this with all pre-orders.
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago
Loving all the 'Don't hate on the artist I like, hate on an artist I don't like from an entirely different genre instead!' posts. :cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago

This is just like all previous garbage of RHCP, just a bunch of noise. Not worth the storage and bandwidth. And yet they keep on asking money for it.


Anything RCHP puts out is better than 95% of the stuff that's out there. Have fun with your Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
I'm no troll, but i would definitely have to agree with Elektro. This band is washed up, boring, and lifeless. There are plenty of non commercialized noise rock and shoegaze that would blow this out of the water. I don't think he/she was trolling, but merely stating the obvious!
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

This is just like all previous garbage of RHCP, just a bunch of noise.


Blame the mastering engineers or whoever decides to destroy the band's music by applying insane levels of dynamic range compression. "Mastered for iTunes" - oh dear God. Expect the worst. :(

Rating: 2 Votes

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