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- Posted on Jan 25th 2012 7:00AM by Cameron Matthews
'Look Around' begins with Anthony Kiedis noodle-dancing through the Chili crew's different worlds. A blue-haired Flea and his lady friend shake to to the chugging bass line while drummer Chad Smith works on a pesky clog in a spacious bathroom. The Red Hot newbie, Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced veteran guitarist John Frusciante, chills out in a bare studio with just a tiny lamp by his side.
"I can say that the band were great to work with -- real gentlemen -- and it was a genuinely collaborative process," director Hales tells Spinner. "They were all extremely involved creatively. Each room loosely represented the band members' personalities, so almost all the props and artwork in the rooms came from their personal collections.
All four rooms were filmed simultaneously in the round. Instead of having a drawn-out day of shooting, the band completed the video within four whole takes which, according to Hales, is "very impressive." "They had a very clear idea of how they wanted to perform and they nailed it. All in all it was a fantastic experience and I'm very proud of what we created."
Check out the video for 'Look Around' below. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will hit the road in March to promote their newest LP 'I'm With You.'