Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Album Will Be ‘Different and Unique,’ Says Chad Smith


Story by Anne Erickson

Drummer Chad Smith says the Peppers’ new album takes some unexpected twists and turns

Red Hot Chili Peppers are getting experimental with their new album. According to drummer Chad Smith, the band took a very unorthodox approach to creating the new album, which is making the songs very novel.

“We’ve written and recorded in a way that we’ve never done before, so the record is going great,” Smith told Rolling Stone during a Twitter Q&A. “We all have high hopes that it’s going to take off and we’re going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

As for who’s producing the new set, Smith is keeping that secret for now: “We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re working with an unnamed producer who is really challenging us to find new ways to come up with new music.”

Switching subjects to Smith’s recent, hilarious “drum-off” with lookalike Will Ferrell, Smith says the two are working on some kind of project together.

“I can’t really expound upon details, but we have been talking about doing something next year that will combine music and comedy ­– a show,” Smith said. “It will benefit the charities that we’re into. Plus, I think I need to redeem myself from how I was robbed of the Golden Cowbell.”



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