In the midst of false alarms circulating Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band gave a legitimate confirmation about getting ready to hit the studio for a brand new record.
Chatting with Billboard, drummer Chad Smith once again noted that the group won't be performing Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused" at this year's Super Bowl, just to focus on discussing 2011's "I'm With You" follow-up.
"We're gearing up to start writing again," the drummer kicked off. "We've always got ideas bouncing, but until the four of us get in the room together, that's when you see how it really takes shape. We're just starting out now, just getting together.
"We're gonna take a little different approach to the writing process, but for the most part when we all get together, that's when it really starts," Smith continued. "It'll be fun to get into a groove of jamming and writing and all be in one place again. We're all looking forward to that."
As Chad mentioned before, RHCP were added to the Super Bowl bill by headliner Bruno Mars' personal request. In a separate Radio.com interview, Mars said that the Chili Peppers were by far the first name that popped up. "I want to surround myself with guys like that forever," he said. "It's an honor to be sharing the stage with them. They're one of my personal favorite bands of all time. I'm excited for that."
Finally, the band was confirmed as one of the headliners of this year's Isle of Wight festival. Other headliners include Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris, ticket info here.
And speaking of false alarms, the supposedly new RHCP song "Abracadabralifornia" was expectedly confirmed fake. But it's still well worth a listen, make sure to check it out below.