Last time we heard about the Red Hot Chili Peppers in a digital music context, it was their exclusive album-streaming deal with Spotify. Now the band are getting back to downloads, announcing plans to release nine singles (well, two-song EPs if we’re being strictly accurate) at regular intervals starting from 14 August. The singles will be available as downloads and vinyl – we’re assuming streaming too, given that recent deal. “We didn’t want them to get lost, so we’re gonna put them out, mainly for our fans,” says drummer Chad Smith. “They would’ve waited for the Warner Bros. box set in, like, 2020, if there’s even a record company around then…”

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