[pullquote quote=”We’ve cut a bunch of songs, so we’re probably halfway through the record.” credit=”Chad Smith — Drummer “] The [lastfm]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm] have been quiet for the past five years since their release of Stadium Arcadium (which ranked #1 in the 2006 XRT Listener Poll) there is word that they are about halfway through with completing their next album. They’ve already got their 2011 tour dates set and hope to get the album out in March, before touring.
“We’ve cut a bunch of songs, so we’re probably halfway through the record,” drummer Chad Smith told Music Radar. “I think we’ve tracked about 20 songs already, and there’s a few more left to do. Then we’ll whittle them down to make the best record. We always cut a lot of songs and see which ones rise and which ones fall — that’s just how we like to work.”
There’s a new addition to the group, as well: guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Smith said, “…he’s a different guy. But he’s doing great. He’s got a terrific sound, he’s very musical, he’s full of ideas — we’re enjoying working with him. Things are coming along pretty easily, so that’s always a good sign.”
Check back here for updates on what the album will be titled and when you can expect to see it.
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