Red Hot Chili Peppers to end ‘two-year hiatus’ in October

Band set to end two-year hiatus this year

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to return to musical action after a two-year hiatus by hooking up to write new material in October.

Drummer Chad Smith said that the funk-rock outfit were preparing to end their break from action by starting work on a new album – although they haven’t decided on a producer yet.

“That’s the plan (to return then),” he told Billboard. “It’ll be two years in September, so now we’re ready. You can’t force people to play when they don’t want to play or aren’t ready to play or whatever – not in our band, anyway.”

The sticksman added that the band hadn’t outlined their specific plan for the new sessions, although he expected them to revert to their usual regime pretty quickly.

Smith said they would be likely to “do a lot of improvising and jamming and songs will come out of that. That’s what we usually do. I don’t know why it would be different”.

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ last album release was 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium’.