Chad Smith said he has a ‘gag order’ when it comes to discussing the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album featuring John Frusciante in a new Q104.3 interview.
“There’s a gag order on me. I do so many Zooms , and they’re, like, ‘Why’d you say that?'” He then went on to confirm that “there’s something coming. I can say this: we’re making a record, we’re making new music, and it’s very exciting,” he said. “I don’t know when it’s coming out, but we can’t wait for people to hear it, and we can’t wait to perform for people. Just like everybody else that really misses that experience.”
Josh Klinghoffer previously said in an interview about his firing
“[John] was definitely showing his face in CHILI PEPPER world a little bit just with emails and apologizing about past behavior. So every time I would hear a story about that, I thought, ‘What is he doing? Does he want to come back?'”
He said his dismissal was “a total blindside” as RHCP were “so far into the writing of a new record.”
“Here was an album that was more than half written, but I guess I let my guard down because I thought we had done so much work.”