Flea offers thoughts on retirement talk

FleaFlea offers thoughts on retirement talk

RHCP bassist responds to the farewell rumours

By David Sands
July 20, 2017

Is there any truth to those rumors the Red Hot Chili Peppers are considering retirement? Well, it might depend on who you ask.

During a recent episode of the Eddie Trunk podcast drummer Chad Smith, recounting a conversation with Flea about RHCP’s touring future, remarked: “I don’t know if we can continue.” (SEE BELOW.)

But when the funk rock band’s bassist was asked by TMZ about this very topic for a July 20 article, he had a very different take on things.

“I don’t know if you know it, but that’s just silly talk,” said Flea. “We never really look past the immediate future, but we’re on tour right now, we’re rocking out, we feel in the spirit, letting the music move us.”

“To be honest, since we first started this band 35 years ago, I’ve never ever known what’s next or round the corner or anything,” he continued. “I think the power of the band lies in that – just staying in the moment and the energy that’s moving.”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing a show in Rome, Italy today (July 20) and have several more stops in Europe scheduled this month.

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