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New Red Hot Chili Peppersalbum in the works

Funk-rock monsters the Red Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up to record new material after a two-year hiatus, says drummer Chad Smith.

This will be the Chilis’ first release since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, and comes after the sensational departure of guitarist John Frusciante last year.

Along with singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, the arrival of new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will push the band in exciting new directions. “Josh is a real creative force,” Smith has told MusicRadar. “He’s going to play guitar, he’s going to write music, he’s going to sing and play keyboards … I think people are really going to like what we do.”

Recording will begin in July, according to Smith, and the band have already written about 20 new songs. They will again work with uber-producer Rick Rubin, who has overseen every Red Hot Chili Peppers album since 1991’s acclaimed Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Band members have been busy during the Chilis’ hiatus, with Smith drumming for rock supergroup Chickenfoot, while Flea has recently collaborated with the likes of Slash and Thom Yorke.

Frusciante has also been busy with his solo career and a collaboration with the Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez Lopez


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oldgregg said on the 7th May, 2010

you need to photo shop fruciante out of the pic before you put this up, dont drag his good name into this monstrosity.


Braveheart81 said on the 7th May, 2010

What about the previous album? (although bizarrely, many critics didn't think Stadium Arcadium was the massive pile of crap that it was).


oldgregg said on the 7th May, 2010

well it wasn't as good as previous efforts but snow, dani california and hump de bump were all fairly okay tracks. however tour of said album was very poor, not a great first concert experience to say the least.


Braveheart81 said on the 7th May, 2010

Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dance was also good. About 30 years earlier.


ComfortablyNumb said on the 7th May, 2010

no decent pics of the band sans frusciante, unfortunately - i did spend a while looking. sa had a lot of good tunes to my mind, they just didn't *do* much with them, and lyrically it was awful.


oldgregg said on the 7th May, 2010

well points for effort.
i would never say chili peppers had good lyrics really, i mean theyre not as bad as the killers, but they weren't great,


silveretta said on the 7th May, 2010

I haven't listened to it for a while, but there are some good tracks. I think if they'd cut it down to one disc with just the best songs on it, it could have been much better, because about half of them just seem like filler.


lineofbestfit said on the 7th May, 2010

john is far better off, they haven't done anything good in ten years. his solo albums, especially when he was high as a mother were the best. solo tour needs to happen.


sarcasm_mister said on the 7th May, 2010

as much i love rhcp (or rather used to) i havent listened to stadium arcadium in a long long time but the one thing that did keep me interested in the band over the last few years were the brilliant live shows they put. i was a massive fan boy through 06 and 07 so i downloaded countless bootleg and they were for the most part spectacular. the jamming and improvisation was some of the best i have ever heard and anthonys voice was above laughable for a change. the one thing that really kept this band interesting and successful was the amazing musical chemistry between flea and john. now that john is gone i just dont see how this band can do anything half decent.


de-tec-tive said on the 9th May, 2010

i'll still go see them when they tour


Piko said on the 10th May, 2010