Chad Smith Says Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Almost Done’ With New Album


Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith says recording of their new album with guitarist John Frusciante is “almost done.”

“We’re getting along great. John’s been back for a while now, so it feels completely natural,” Smith said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “We’re really listening to each other in a new way.”

Smith said the band were going to play some festivals that got postponed due to the pandemic. And it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

“So we could just plow through and write, and that’s what we did. It was kind of a blessing because we want to come out with new music and play some new songs. It’s gonna be great when we finally go out next year and have a record to play, and a bunch of other stuff, obviously,” Smith added.

Smith, who is one of the stars of Netflix‘s new drummer-themed documentary, Count Me In, did not reveal the album’s release date.

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