RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 03: Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during Rock in Rio 2019 at Palco Mundo at Cidade do Rock on October 3, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)
It’s been five years since the last Red Hot Chili Peppers album – but drummer Chad Smith says the next one is underway. In a recent interview, Smith said the band is “making new music and it’s very exciting” – although he doesn’t know when the album will be coming out. Smith also says he and the rest of the band “can’t wait to perform for people, just like everybody else that really misses that experience”.
Why do the Chili Peppers always take so long between albums?