Red Hot Chili Peppers are getting ready to record their upcoming album, according to bass player Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the Super Bowl halftime show last weekend alongside headliner Bruno Mars, and now that the high-profile performance is finished, it appears the band is ready to start concentrating on its upcoming album.
According to a report from Rolling Stone, during a pre-Super Bowl party, bass player Flea said the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ halftime appearance was “one last blowout.” He added, “We’re just about to go into a period of hibernation and make a new record.” Flea also stated that the band plans to look forward when recording the new album, as opposed to visiting its past sounds, and that the guys are looking at the new album to be an opportunity to “progress.”
Drummer Chad Smith said something similar during an interview with Billboard last week, in which he commented that the band’s general idea for the follow-up to its 2011 release, “I’m with You,” will feature “a little different approach to the writing process. We’re all looking forward to that.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed their classic 1991 song, “Give It Away,” during the Super Bowl halftime show, smack dab in the middle of Bruno Mars’ set. As it turns out, Mars is a big fan of the Peppers and personally asked them to perform with him during the halftime show.
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