It’s been over four years since the Red Hot Chili Peppers released the album I’m With You. We are pleased to announce the Pepper’s have been slogging away in the studio recording a new album for over a year now. Hopefully, the band is ever closer to giving fans what they crave, new music.
With only limited reports of the album’s progress, the latest interview by Rolling Stone with singer Anthony Kiedis gives fans at least some insight about the anticipated release of the new album.
The singer also talked about the good and bad side of the Chili Pepper’s Oct 17th benefit show for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
During the interview, the singer said, “The torture about doing this [show] is that we’ve been writing new music for the last year, and we’ve written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we’ve ever written. We’re just dying to play the new songs — but we can’t, because every single human has a recording device on them at all times.”
Flea,The Peppers bass player, founded the conservatory in 2001, as a place to foster music education for children. His rock-star status has helped him have heavyweights like Eddie Vedder, Metallica, Patti Smith, John Legend, Tracy Chapman, Andy Summers and System of a Down perform at fundraisers for the cause.
The Chili’s 11th studio album is being produced by Danger Mouse, whose credits include The Black Keys and U2. Kiedis stated, “He’s very good about coming up with super-modern ideas, but he’ll also touch on the acoustic guitar in the control room and strip the song down to its acoustic essentials, which is a beautiful place to be.”
We can’t wait to hear it. The good news is that, by the sounds of it, the album is well on its way to its release.