Red Hot Chili Peppers Have Reportedly Finished Their New Album with John Frusciante

Chad Smith shared the news at his art show this weekend, according to two attendees

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 31, 2021

Red Hot Chili Peppers haven't yet performed a proper concert since classic-era guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the band, but they've been working on new material. Now, according to drummer Chad Smith, the album is done.

This report comes via two separate Reddit users, heavvyglow and hellogoodbye1998, both of whom attended Smith's art show this weekend. Smith is a painter on the side, and he's been dropping little tidbits of info about the new RHCP album while doing interviews about his art.

Both Redditors said that Smith had told them the new album was done. According to hellogoodbye1998, Smith promised that new music would be arriving very soon, while heavyglow said that the drummer also confirmed the band would be touring next year. They each posted photos from the event to confirm that they were indeed there.

The band haven't officially confirmed anything about their new LP, which will be their 12th studio album. It will be their first album since 2016's The Getaway, and their first with Frusciante since 2006's Stadium Arcadium.

For now, we're going to have to stay tuned for at least a little while longer.

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