I love the Chili Peppers from way back and I'm excited about their 10th studio album and first new album in five years. They'll release I'm With You on August 30th. The video for the first single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" was released this week.

It sounds like all this new music very nearly didn't happen, though. Flea has said in recent interviews that he was pretty sure he didn't want to continue the band after their guitarist, John Frusciante, left the band. The rest of the band convinced him to continue, though, with singer Anthony Kiedis saying he's the pathetic optimist in the band.