In his interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Chad Smith unwillingly responded that he’s beeen told to stay away from “John questions”, having been asked if some statements from earlier this year impacted anything.
So the Chilis have finally returned to work, following the 2006 double-set Stadium Arcadium. Did guitarist John Frusciante, who in recent interviews seemed to express antipathy towards doing so, take some persuading?
[Sounding uncomfortable]: Well… at this time I can’t talk about that. I have been told to stay away from the John questions.
Nevertheless, the tenth album is underway?
What I can tell you is that the Chili Peppers are writing songs, and we’re looking forward to making a record next year.
Who might produce it?
I really can’t go into any more detail than what I’ve said.
So, do you think there’s any reason to worry?
EDIT: Please, stop calling John names. Whatever is going on, some words are just not called for.
EDIT II: For everyone citing the certain September interview, looks like you did not read this. So, read it.