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2002 release the eighth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released July 9, 2002 on Warner Bros. Records. It sold more than 286, 000 copies in it’s first week, and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Singles included “By the Way, ” “The Zephyr Song, ” “Can’t Stop, ” “Dosed” and “Universally Speaking”. The lyrical subject matter vocalist Anthony Kiedis addresses in By the Way is a divergence from previous Chili Peppers albums, with Kiedis taking a more candid and reflective approach to his lyrics.