Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to head back into the studio, according to frontman Anthony Kiedis.
The band last released an album with 2016’s ‘The Getaway‘. Receiving mostly positive reviews, the album was criticised for being reluctant to take many risks. I think we can all agree, however, that it was a major step up from their 2011 effort ‘I’m With You’.
Speaking to the New York Post during a New York Fashion Week event, Kiedis confirmed the band are set to re-enter the recording studio in two weeks time, where they will begin work on an album.
The record will be the band’s 12th and the third created by the current line-up, in which Kiedis is joined by drummer Chad Smith, bassist Flea, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
For all you lovers of vinyl, Kiedis has expressed interest in solely publishing their new record via streaming services or vinyl saying “it is the way music is meant to be listened to”. To tide you over until the release, The Chili Peppers entire back catalogue is being released on vinyl with special edition artwork, created by Flea himself.
Meanwhile, Flea is set to publish his memoir later this month (September 25). Acid For The Children will tell the musician’s “fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star”, according to an official synopsis.
In February, Flea spoke of his past battles with drug addiction and said he had “been around substance abuse since the day [he] was born.”
Earlier this year, the bassist reunited in public with former Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante for the first time in 11 years. They were spotted attending a boxing match in Los Angeles together in July.
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