Red Hot Chili Peppers will officially start work on a brand new album this September, says drummer Chad Smith.
"We're probably looking at getting together in September and getting on a roll and starting to write songs for the next record," Smith tells Billboard (via NME). "We always have little ideas percolating in jams and rehearsal warm-ups and soundchecks and gigs."
Describing their songwriting process, Smith said: "Sometimes we bust into stuff ... We just kind of play whatever, so we always have those little tidbits. But we don't have any fully-formed songs until the four of us get in a room together. That's when the real writing process starts. So, yeah, we're looking at the fall."
Their last studio album "I'm With You" was released in 2011, and the band have been touring almost non-stop ever since. In 2012 they were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and bassist Flea featured in the lineup for Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace supergroup.
During the last album's recording sessions, the band managed to record an additional 18 singles which are being released one at a time through their website.
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