According to an interview Chad Smith gave to Clash Music, Red Hot Chili Peppers might release a new album in October 2010.
Interviewed for the next issue of Clash Magazine, Smith shared details of their plans stating, “We’re gonna write for a while, it usually takes us a while” before speculating that the release date would be “Some time next year, maybe this time [next year]”.
Asked if Flea’s experience working with Thom Yorke might feed back into the Chili Peppers new material, Smith said that his colleague had given him a cd of electronic beats to inspire him but that, at the moment, there wasn’t an explicit electronic direction although he did speculate, “You never know. We’ve got songs with piano on them right now, so who knows.”
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