Red Hot Chili Peppers Working On New Album
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to head back into recording mode.
In a recent interview with Music Radar, Chili's drummer Chad Smith said "Since last October we've been working on things, and probably in a few weeks we'll be going into the studio with Rick Rubin. Pre-production will take a few months, but I'd say by July we'll be laying down real tracks. We have a lot of material, probably about 20 songs."
Smith also spoke about Josh Klinghofer, who's replaced former guitarist John Frusciante. "Josh is a real creative force. He's going to play guitar, he's going to write music, he's going to sing and play keyboards. The guy is amazing. And the great thing is, we didn't have to go through that whole dating phase that happens sometimes and winds up weird. It's not like we held these open auditions and got in somebody who we had to figure out. We know what Josh can do and we're excited."
It was revealed that bassist Flea may be bringing some different ideas to the recording. "Flea is doing different things. He's contributing a lot of piano-type songs. You know, he recently went to school, to USC, and he really learned a lot about theory and playing. If you grow, everybody grows - if they're open to it, which we are."