Red Hot Chili Peppers working on new album

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed that they have started work on their next album.

Speaking with Billboard, drummer Chad Smith said: “”It’s only been a couple of months, so we’re just starting to write and get in the groove of things. This is my favourite time, being creative, coming up with ideas. You go there at 11 o’clock with something that wasn’t a piece of music, everyone collaborates on something, three hours later you’ve got something that’s a piece of music that wasn’t there before.”

Smith said that it was too early to talk about the sound of the album, but added: “We’re always trying to change and grow and do new stuff. So we don’t make the record that we made three years ago, we’re gonna make something different. And you never know what that is going to be.”

Last month, it was announced that Smith’s bandmate Flea would be releasing an album with his new band Antemasque, which also features Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López of The Mars Volta. Their self-titled debut will be released in July.

Smith and superstar comedian Will Ferrell – who some say is Smith’s doppelganger – are also set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the 22nd of May, participating in a drum battle.

“We’re going to have a drum-off to see who the real Chad Smith is,” the real Chad Smith told Rolling Stone. “I’m all for it. But unless Will’s been practicing or is secretly a crazy, wild drummer, I think it’ll be evident right off the bat who the real Chad Smith is. I’m ready to take him down.”

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