Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has confirmed that the band will commence work on recording a new album “in about two weeks.” The announcement came in an interview with the New York Post published earlier this week.
The new album will mark the multiple Grammy-winning California rock stalwarts’ first release since 2016’s The Getaway, their 12th album overall (dating back to their 1984 self-titled debut), and their third album since the departure of guitarist John Frusciante. The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album would likely be released sometime next year.
The topic of releases from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was also loosely addressed by bassist Flea on Twitter earlier this summer. As Alt 92.3 notes, Flea responded to a fan’s question about the unreleased new material recorded with Frusciante during the sessions for their 2003 greatest hits release. Only two of those tracks were given an official release along with the greatest hits album—”Save The Population and “Fortune Faded”—but the bassist’s response gave fans hope that this material has not been entirely forgotten:
“Mini-Epic” was a good one from the session too. Did that ever come out? You’d know better than me
— Flea (@flea333) August 30, 2018
While there aren’t many concrete details to go on at this point, with the word coming straight from the horse’s mouth, it’s safe to let yourself start getting excited for some new material from Red Hot Chili Peppers—and, hopefully, some forthcoming tour dates to go along with it.
[H/T Consequence of Sound]