Flea, RHCP want to get back to songwriting

FleaFlea, RHCP want to get back to songwriting

New music expected from the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they wind down on touring

By David Sands
December 15, 2017

Looks like Flea and his fellow Red Hot Chili Peppers are interested in getting their creative juices flowing again. Although most of this year was dedicated to touring, drummer Chad Smith thinks the band could definitely begin stewing up some new music in 2018.

“We’re just gonna take a break for the rest of this year, and then we’ll start up [and] probably write some more songs next year,” he told ABC Radio in a recent interview. “Hopefully [we’ll] make a record at some point. That’s the plan.”

The Chili Peppers performed at a benefit for California wildfire victims yesterday (Dec. 14) in San Francisco. The Band Together Bay Area concert also featured Metallica, Dead & Company and G-Eazy on the bill and raised more than $17 million for fire victims in the North Bay area.

Looking forward, other than a series of South American Lollapalooza festivals in March. the band’s datebook is looking pretty clear for the forseeable future.

“There’s not gonna be any more touring next year, really,” Smith said. “We’re just concentrating on writing more songs and getting better and trying to keep doing what we’re doing, ’cause we love it.”

The Chili Peppers last album, The Getaway, came out in 2016.

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