The Red Hot Chili Peppers have already written more than 30 songs for their new album according to guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer initially joined the band in 2007, playing guitar, keyboard and adding backing vocals on the Stadium Arcadium tour. He also played on their last album I’m With You in 2011. Josh replaced longtime guitarist John Frusciante.
“The Chili Peppers are working everyday writing,” Klinghoffer told music site Noise11. “We have produced a more elaborate demo stage into the writing, at least more than the band has before. Flea owns a really great studio now. I’ve been recording and writing with the Chili Peppers every day”.
“We’ve written musically 30 songs now,” he said. Klinghoffer continued discussing the band’s format of recording the music and then passing it on to singer-songwriter Anothony Kiedis. “We sort of did this last time, which was my first album. We piled a s**tload of stuff on Anthony and he actually came through. He wrote lyrics to 50 songs in the end. We recorded 50 last time. We released an extra 17 that didn’t go on the album. We are conscious to not do that again but we are already up to 28 or 30 songs”.
Klinghoffer talked about the possibility of not using producer Rick Rubin, Rubin has worked on every Chili Peppers album since 1989. “That is sort of up in the air still. Normally he becomes involved in the arranging process but he hasn’t yet been which is good for me. I like it the way we are doing it so far. There has not been an official producer named yet so in the absence of that you never know what could happen,” Klinghoffer said.
The new record will be the 11th album from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Josh Klinghoffer will release two albums this year with his side project, Dot Hacker an experimental rock band. How’s Your Process? (Work) is out now and How’s Your Process (Play) is due out on October 7th.