Red Hot Chili Peppers have confirmed a new album with John Frusciante is in the works, making it the band’s first album with Frusciante since Stadium Arcadium in 2006.
Smith discussed Frusciante’s highly-anticipated return to the Chili Peppers at the end of a Rolling Stone interview about his new art exhibit. “I was given strict orders for this interview: ‘DON’T TALK ABOUT THE BAND,’” Smith remarked before proceeding to do just that. “But, yes, John is back in the band, and everyone knows that. We’re psyched. The festivals are the only shows booked. For now, we’ll mostly be concentrating on new songs and writing a new record. We’re all real excited to make new music.”
It’s been widely known that the band has been in the studio preparing a new album since 2016, but until now it’s clear it’s not far from release. Purchase tickets to upcoming RHCP tour dates here.