Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bass player Flea will release the ‘Helen Burns‘ EP he first mooted in 2008 within the next few days.
Flea broke the news on Twitter, describing it as an ‘obscure arty’ collection which will will be coming ‘within the next two days’, telling his followers:
“I am putting out an ep i made by myself in a couple of days. it is obscure arty mostly instrumental music, except when patti smith sings.”
“my ep is called helen burns. all proceeds from my helen burns ep will go towards the silverlake conservatory of music. it will be available for down load at any price you want to pay, it will be a donation to the silverlake conservatory of music. will also be vinyl, which i will autograph, and inside will be a piece of a bass string that i have played in concert 75 dollars for that. the information on how to get my helen burns solo flea ep will be coming within the next 2 days”
“i recorded most of the ep when we finished our tour for stadium arcadium,” he added. “it is not rhcp music or even close to it. it is a trippy freakout. on helen burns, i play trumpet, bass, synthesizers, drum machine, piano, and a bunch of other shit.”
The news follows Red Hot Chili Peppers’ own plans to release 18 new singles during the course of the next six months.