On July 9, 2002.

On July 9, 2002, “Warner Bros” label released “By the Way”, the eighth Red Hot Chili Peppers studio album. It was recorded November 2001 – May 2002, at “Cello Studios” and “Chateau Marmont” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Rubin. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”, 2 x Platinum in Brazil by “Pro-Música Brasil”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPISwitzerland”, 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Anthony Kiedis– lead vocals, art direction
  • John Frusciante– guitar, piano, keyboards, modular synthesizer, bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Michael “Flea” Balzary– bass, trumpet, harmonica, backing vocals, double bass, guitar, art direction
  • Chad Smith– drums, percussion, tambourine, art direction
  • Charlie Bisharat, Gerry Hilera, Peter Kent – violins
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Suzie Katayama – cello, contractor
  • Joel Derouin – concertmaster
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Marc Mann– arranger
  • Ethan Mates – recording
  • Jim Scott – recording, mixing
  • Jason Wormer – recording
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer
  • Rick Rubin– engineer
  • Vlado Meller– mastering
  • Julian Schnabel – art direction
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Michael “Flea” Balzary and Chad Smith

  1. By the Way
  2. Universal Speaking
  3. This is the Place
  4. Dosed
  5. Don’t Forget Me
  6. The Zephyr Song
  7. Can’t Stop
  8. I Could Die for You
  9. Midnight
  10. Throw Away Your Television
  11. Cabron
  12. Tear
  13. Oh Mercury
  14. Minor Thing
  15. Warm tape
  16. Venice Queen

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