The Red Hot Chili Peppers are close to finishing up their twelfth studio album. John Frusciante joins the fold again for this project since 2006. Producer Rick Rubin also is back helping them produce the new album. The band’s previous album, 2016’s The Getaway, was produced by Danger Mouse and saw Josh Klinghoffer’s final stint with the band.
Drummer Chad Smith told Rolling Stone, “It sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it’s different and new, and to me that’s great. … We really like it and we’re proud of it and it has to start there.”