Red Hot Chili Peppers Hold Rooftop Jam in 'Rain Dance Maggie' Video
The Red Hot Chili Peppers hold a late afternoon jam session on a California rooftop in the official music video for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from their forthcoming album "I'm With You." The Mark Klasfeld-directed clip debuted Wednesday (Aug. 17) on MTV.
Filmed on July 30 near Venice Beach, the video shows a crowd gathering underneath the seemingly impromptu rooftop performance, as frontman Anthony Kiedis twirls around his bandmates and drummer Chad Smith smacks the cowbell. As more fans arrive at the scene and nod along to "Maggie's" melody, Kiedis loses the suit jacket he was sporting and starts head-banging next to a grinning Flea.
The music video to "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" was originally going to be directed by "Gucci Gucci" rapper Kreayshawn, who told Billboard.com that her version would have an "underground feel" to it after directing the clip last month. However, the band has decided to scrap her treatment of the song:"For those asking, the Kreayshawn vid just didn't work out," Flea posted on Twitter on Monday. "That happens sometimes, I think Kreayshawn is awesome and a great artist."
Klasfeld's "Rain Dance Maggie" video precedes the Aug. 30 release of "I'm With You," the follow-up to the band's 2006 double-album "Stadium Arcadium." RHCP will celebrate their 10th studio album by airing a live concert from Cologne, Germany, at 450 select U.S. movie theaters on the day of the album release.