The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is surely busy these days - releasing album after album, about to premier his film (that John is the executive producer of) and being interviewed pretty often.
In his most recent interview for the Argentinian magazine Rockzone, dated 15th January 2010, he's asked about working with John and he happens to spill out some words on what obviously are Speed Dealer Moms. It's not new compared to what we were told when Bang Fest was canceled, the duo's still working on their music and it is not known when we'll have an opportunity to hear them. But don't forget, this all comes from a third party.
Once again participating on the album is John Frusciante, who's another very prolific musician -except when he's with Red Hot Chili Peppers- and puts out albums when we least expect it. Do you feel he's something like a soulmate?
Yes, just like Cedric. We have a very strong connection, we're cut from the same piece of fabric. We have the same concepts of what music is and why we create music. He, like me, makes music because he loves the process and has much more music than he's ever published. He's now in a time where he's not putting out anything, but he's working a lot with a Canadian guy from the electronic music scene. They've done something like 80 songs, but he's not publishing anything because he thinks it's just creation time. Just creating and not thinking at all about business. That's really good from him.
You might also want to check out:
There's (another) Frusciante/Rodriguez-Lopez collab in sight
Invisible Movement's page on Speed Dealer Moms (to be updated)
Speed Dealer Moms' impressive kit at the Bang Face Weekender 2009...
...and Speed Dealer Moms themselves at the Bang Face Weekender 2009
John's (very) unofficial comment on the Moms staying in studio for a while more
And that's (a lot) of brackets.
*Many thanks to Dandelion_Volta for the information, Arakuine for the heads-up and Jordi for translation.