Chili Peppers Getting Ready to Record
Red Hot Chili Peppers released their latest album, I'm With You, in 2011, and have been busy touring ever since. Now, with only a handful of shows left, you would think that the band is looking forward to a well-deserved break. Not so, according to Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith. In an interview with Billboard, Smith recently stated: "We're probably looking at getting together in September and getting on a roll and starting to write songs for the next record. We always have little ideas percolating in jams and rehearsal warm-ups and sound checks and gigs. Sometimes we bust into stuff... We just kind of play whatever, so we always have those little tidbits. But we don't have any fully-formed songs until the four of us get in a room together. That's when the real writing process starts. So, yeah, we're looking at the fall."
I'm With You was the band's first release with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante in 2009. Judging from sales figures, Klinghoffer seems to be fitting in quite well in the band. I'm With You has sold 589,000 copies in the States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.