The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hiatus will end next year, as drummer Chad Smith says the band will release a new album.
According to chartattack.com, Smith told Clash Magazine the band hope to have the follow-up to 2006’s Stadium Arcadium in stores by next October.
“We’re gonna write for a while, it usually takes us a while,” Smith told the magazine, saying he hoped the album would be out “maybe this time [next year].”
Thom Yorke recently gave bassist Flea a tape of electronic beats after the bassist played with Yorke’s live band earlier this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Red Hot Chili Peppers are recording an electronic album.”You never know,” Smith told the magazine. “We’ve got songs with piano on them right now, so who knows.”
Contrary to what the hiatus might suggest, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ members haven’t been sitting around for a collaboration. The have each been working on their own projects since they’ve been on hiatus. Frontman Anthony Kiedis developed an HBO television series based on his childhood, while guitarist John Frusciante released a new solo album called The Empyrean in January.
Flea, as previously mentioned, played live earlier this year with Yorke, and Smith has been busy with Chickenfoot and his Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats side project.