Fans have been waiting for what seems like a lifetime, but in a recent statement Anthony Kiedis has revealed that Red Hot Chili Peppers is now “in the home stretch” of finishing the band’s new album.
As RMW has previously reported, the “Under The Bridge” rockers have teamed up with hot producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, for the production of the new album and have also started booking tour dates and festival appearances for the summer. Some of the bigger dates are headline slots at the 2016 Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Peppers’ singer Kiedis was a guest on Joney’s Jukebox, a radio show hosted by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, last week and revealed the updates on how the album’s recording is going.
Kiedis said: “We had written two dozen songs before we got with him. [He] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio.’ We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”
As well as the Reading and Leeds festivals, the band has confirmed it’s headlining Holland’s Pinkpop Festival with Rammstein, as well as Poland’s Open’Er with Florence + The Machine, Germany’s Rock Am Ring, Denmark’s Roskilde and Austria’s Novarock.
For a taster of the band live, check out the video below showing the band playing “Look Around” ( live from the basement).