Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they will join James Corden on The Late Late Show for a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment next week. All four members of the band will be in the car, so it will be a tight squeeze – and one of the loudest karaoke sessions to date.
The episode is slated to air on June 13th and include sing-alongs to three selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ catalog: “Under The Bridge,” “Californication,” and new single “Dark Necessities,” from the their 11th album The Getaway. The new material is “as good as any songs we’ve ever written,” singer Anthony Kiedis said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Carpool Karaoke” appearance is the latest coup for James Corden’s Late Late Show. The jolly sing-along segment, in which Corden drives around with stars and belts famous songs, has been a runaway success, with blockbuster names from the worlds of music (Elton John, Rod Stewart), film (George Clooney, Julia Roberts), and theater (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Even Adele, who is highly selective about her public appearances, hopped in the car with Corden, where she proceeded to stun the internet by rapping Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” verse word for word.