Chad Smith, the drummer with the Red Hot Chili Peppers has announced that the funk rockers are working on a new record!
What’s more, they will be producing the album with their recently reunited guitarist John Frusciante.
Chad Smith was speaking to Rolling Stone to promote his new art exhibition and informed the publication:
“I was given strict orders for this interview: ‘DON’T TALK ABOUT THE BAND. But, yes, John is back in the band, and everyone knows that. We’re psyched.”
“The festivals are the only shows booked. For now, we’ll mostly be concentrating on new songs and writing a new record. We’re all real excited to make new music.” He was then quizzed if the band is working on a new album and he confirmed, “Yes. That’s all I can say.”
Frusciante performed on some of the group’s biggest albums including “Mother’s Milk”, “Blood Sugar Sex Magick” and “Californication”.
Antimusic reports that the peppers announced the news that they had parted ways with axeman Josh Klinghoffer and reunited with Frusciante last month.
In a statement, the band said, “The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer. Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love…”
They continued, “We are deeply grateful for our time with him and the countless gifts he shared with us. We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group. Thank you.”