Red Hot Chili Peppers axeman Josh Klinghoffer recently revealed that bassist Flea's preoccupation with Atoms for Peace is preventing the band to enter studio in September as previously planned.
As Klinghoffer told Faster Louder, the popular Chili Peppers are likely to delay their studio entrance at least until December, or even next year.
"I'm really anxious to get back to work [in the studio] with the Chili Peppers but just the way the year has worked out, mainly with Flea playing with Thom Yorke, it doesn't look like we'll get down to any serious work until the end of the year, like maybe December," the guitarist said. "Which gives me the sneaking suspicion that we won't really get to it until the beginning of the new year."
In the remainder of the interview, the axeman discussed his experience of replacing John Frusciante and the overall acceptance from both the fans and the band.
"The [rest of the band] really did an amazing job of making me feel welcome and comfortable and including me. It was always discussed that I was an equal member, but they really made me feel like that from the get-go," Klinghoffer said.
"Obviously [the band] had done this before, you know, John joined the band after not being an original member. They've had lots of different members, like Dave Navarro, and they also know that I'm friends with John, spent a lot of time working with him, they were very conscious and very aware of what I might be going through taking on this role.
The axeman also had nothing but words of praise for his predecessor, saying, "John is one of the most amazing, beautiful, creative people I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing work so I can only hope to have something close to that."
Since the release of their latest studio effort, 2011's "I'm With You," the band's been keeping a tight schedule, spending most of their time out on the road. Last year also saw RHCP's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.