Band are in the studio with producer Danger Mouse
Anthony Kiedis has said that Red Hot Chili Peppers are “in the home stretch” of finishing their new album.
As previously reported, the US band have teamed up with super producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, for the new album and have a series of tour dates and festival appearances booked for the summer. Among those dates is a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016.
Kiedis was a guest on Joney’s Jukebox, the radio show hosted by Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, last week and offered an update on how the album recording is going.
“We had written two dozen songs before we got with him,” Kiedis said of Danger Mouse (pictured below). “[He] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio.’ We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”
Kiedis added that the band will take this task on throughout February. “We’re going to back and listen to the songs, and see if we can beat them.”
These quotes follow similar statement from Kiedis last year when he said the new Red Hot Chili Peppers songs “are as good as any we’ve ever written”.
In 2014, Kiedis’ bandmate Flea confirmed Red Hot Chili Peppers are recording a new album and described it as “super danceable”.
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of the band previously revealed that the Chili Peppers spent a year in the studio without a producer.
In May 2014, Chad Smith also spoke about the early stages of writing the album.