Taken from Exclaim! (Nov 03, 2018)
Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Clinton Reportedly Planning New Collaboration
The Parliament-Funkadelic legend has been "talking to Flea a lot"
by Alex Hudson
George Clinton & RHCP
Back in 1985, Red Hot Chili Peppers worked with Parliament-Funkadelic legend George Clinton on Freaky Styley, an album we called "the purest expression of the Chili Peppers' early funk period." Now, it appears that RHCP are eyeing another collaboration with Clinton.
This news comes from Clinton himself, who spilled the beans during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. In response to a query about collaborations, he wrote:
I'll probably work again with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I've been talking to Flea a lot. We'll definitely do something again, either us with them or them with us.
Red Hot Chili Peppers recently began work on their next album. Given that they parted ways with longtime producer Rick Rubin on 2016's The Getaway (which was produced by Danger Mouse), perhaps the door is open for them to explore another collaboration with Clinton.
Clinton has announced plans to retire from touring in 2019, but he has said that Parliament can continue on without him. The band - including Clinton - released the comeback album Medicaid Fraud Dogg earlier this year. Based on Clinton's comments, it's also fully possible that Flea will work on something with Parliament.