Red Hot Chili Peppers fans rejoice! With recent news of the band headlining Osheaga and Ottawa Blues Fest this year, we’re looking forward to new music from the band. The band’s bassist, Flea confirms that they will be “heading into a new era” for their 11th studio album.
Frontman Anthony Kiedis stated in an interview that the band is “in the home stretch” of their newest album and in a recent interview Flea confirms further details.
“We’re near the end of it,” he says. “Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. We’re heading into a new era and we’re really excited.”
The sound is different too. When asked about it, Flea commented: “It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”
Flea also opened up about his recent Bowie tattoo shortly after the musicians’ passing.
oh no. my hero. bowie. the most beautiful. i love him with everything i am. rock music is over, done. he was the best. none came close. rip
— Flea (@flea333) January 11, 2016
“About a month before Bowie died, I bought his vinyl box set and was working through it. Then, the night before he died, I was listening to Blackstar on headphones. He was very much on my mind when I woke up the next morning. Like many people, I connected with him in such a personal way. He never wrote about his personal life, which made his art so pure, but you felt like you knew him almost better than anyone else.”
The new tracks off of their 11th studio album, as described by Kiedis, will be “as good as they’ve ever written.”