Check out the video premiere for “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” from the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm]‘ latest album, “I’m With You.”
“The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie“ is their first single released since “Hump de Bump” in 2007 and the first single released with new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer.
The single was released to radio on July 15, 2011, three days earlier than expected due to an accidental leak. The digital download was made available on July 18 while the CD single was released four days later.
The band decided to go with the Marc Klasfeld directed video rather than the Kreayshawn version and it is unknown why they opted to re-shoot the video with another director. Klasfeld spoke about the concept behind the video saying it was simple and iconic. He said that Anthony Kiedis was inspired by The Beatles iconic 1969 rooftop performance.
Klasfeld said of filming on a rooftop that they were a bit worried because they had no saftey net and worried about the band going to far to the edges but they were professionals and had no problems.