What's with bass players these days? First Jason Newstead leaves Metallica to bang the four string axe with Vovoid, and now one of the most animated crustaceans in the music biz, Flea, will lend his sore thumbs to the upcoming Mars Volta record. Punknews.org tells us that the Chili Pepper/movie star/naked guy on stage, will join former At The Drive-In members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez on the band's first full length creation. The untitled album will be released on April 29, 2003. Europeans everywhere will see all of the Peppers and the Voltas make sweet sweet love and music together in the new year, when their tour together kicks off in March.
Source: Jason Anfinsen