In a new Dash Radio interview (via KosmoKramer on the RHCP Reddit), Anthony Kiedis announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a new album in 2019. The band will officially begin working on the album on Monday.
Kiedis also discussed his early days and influences, recording with Danger Mouse, choosing from 20 different treatment for the “Dark Necessities” music video, Chad Smith joining the band, his fashion sensibilities, and why he enjoys playing “Dreams of Samurai” and “Go Robot” live.
This new record will be Red Hot Chili Peppers’ followup to 2016’s The Getaway, and their third album with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. It will be the quickest turnaround for a new RHCP album since the three year break between 1999’s Californication and 2002’s By the Way.
2019 should be a good year for alternative rock releases from 90’s artists, with Pearl Jam, Tool, and Red Hot Chili Peppers expected to release new albums. 2018 has seen new records from Alice In Chains, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and A Perfect Circle.
Flea recently pushed back the release of his book Acid for the Children, with some fans speculating that a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album could be partially responsible for the delay.