rhcp
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.

Top Rated Comments

reden Avatar
141 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zync Avatar
141 months ago
Just like your comment, except for the asking for money part. I'm sure there's stuff that you buy that other people don't like either. That doesn't mean that it isn't good. I never really liked Elvis but that doesn't mean that he sucked. There's no doubting that the Chili Peppers are skilled musicians.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swingerofbirch Avatar
141 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 . . .
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ksgant Avatar
141 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdrianK Avatar
141 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:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tk421 Avatar
141 months ago
They should do this with all pre-orders.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Renders Highlight Multiple Design Changes

Wednesday May 25, 2022 8:56 am PDT by
Leaker Jon Prosser today shared ostensibly accurate renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, providing the most accurate look yet at what the device could look like when it launches later this year. In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro made by Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes...
apple account card

Wallet App Now Supports Apple Account Cards on iOS 15.5

Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:01 pm PDT by
Apple appears to have recently updated the Wallet app to allow users to add an Apple Account Card, which displays the Apple credit balance associated with an Apple ID. If you receive an App Store or Apple Store gift card, for example, it is added to an Apple Account that was previously visible in the App Store and Apple Store apps. As of today, the Apple Account balance can also be added to...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

iPhone 14 Max Reportedly Weeks Behind Schedule [Updated]

Thursday May 26, 2022 7:25 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Max is currently behind schedule by around three weeks, according to Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu. Yesterday, Nikkei Asia reported that at least one iPhone 14 model was three weeks behind schedule due to the impact of lockdowns on Apple's supply chains in China, but it was not clear which iPhone 14 model this related to. Now, Pu has clarified that the model...
iPad Pro USB C Feature Coral

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro Reaches Up to $449 Off in Amazon's Latest Sales

Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:09 am PDT by
Amazon is marking down a wide variety of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this week, with prices starting as low as $749.00 for the 11-inch tablet. You'll find the full list of sales below, all of which can be found on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
iOS 16 mock for feature wishlist

iOS 16 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See in the Next Version of iOS

Friday May 27, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
There's just over a week to go until the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, which is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. We've heard surprisingly little about iOS 16 this year, so we're in for some major surprises when June 6 rolls around. As we wait for the keynote event, we thought we'd share some iOS 16 wishlist items from MacRumors readers, because who knows? We just might...
top stories 28may2022

Top Stories: WWDC 2022 Schedule, New Apple Watch Pride Bands, and More

Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and that means WWDC is right around the corner and anticipation is building for what we might see at the opening keynote. Software updates are a given, but will we see any new hardware? Other news this week included the annual release of new Pride-themed Apple Watch bands, iPhone 14 Pro rumors, and Sony's latest headphones that compete against...
a16 5nm m2 3nm feature 2

Alleged Apple Chip Plans Suggest 'A16' Will Stick With 5nm, 'M2' to Make Jump to 3nm Instead

Friday May 27, 2022 6:54 am PDT by
The "A16" chip for the iPhone will reportedly be manufactured with the same process as the iPhone 13's A15 Bionic, with Apple saving a bigger performance leap for the "M2" chip designed for its next-generation Macs. Meanwhile, the company is working on a "final" M1 chip variant that uses more powerful cores from the A15, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In a thread on...