By the Way

2002 studio album by Red Hot Chili Peppers

By the Way is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on July 9, 2002 by record label Warner Bros. Records. It sold over 282,000 copies in the first week, and reached the number two position on the Billboard 200 chart.[1][2] The singles from the album were "By the Way", "The Zephyr Song", "Can't Stop", "Dosed" and "Universally Speaking". The lyrics on the album were about different things to past Red Hot Chili Peppers albums. However, some critics thought it was similar to the previous album, Californication, but more a bit more serious.[3][4]

By the Way
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 9, 2002
RecordedNovember 2001 – May 2002 at Cello Studios, Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California
GenreAlternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
By the Way
Greatest Hits
Singles from By the Way
  1. "By the Way"
    Released: 2002
  2. "The Zephyr Song"
    Released: December 3, 2002
  3. "Can't Stop"
    Released: February 17, 2003
  4. "Dosed"
    Released: 2003
  5. "Universally Speaking"
    Released: 2003


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  2. "Red Hot Chili Peppers album chart history". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2007.
  3. "Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  4. David Browne (July 2, 2002). "By the Way". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2008.