Red Hot Chili Peppers To Begin Work On New Album
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will end their two-year break on October 12, reports drummer Chad Smith. The band went on hiatus in 2007 after Stadium Arcadium. In the intervening time Smith has been part of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. He’s also just released a funk instrumental album with his other side-project, the Bombastic Meatbats. But now Smith tells Rolling Stone the funk-rock four piece are ready to get back in the game, and will convene for songwriting on October 12. He says: “I’m going back to playing with the Chili Peppers and I’ve no idea what it might sound like – which is exciting. It’s been two years and we’ll just get back together and play. This is my favourite part: the creative process. It’s the coolest part of making music and being in a band.