RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: ‘QUALITY OVER QUANTITY’ ON NEXT RECORD

November 27, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith said in a new interview with Music Radar that the band is aiming for “quality and not quantity” when it begins recording its new album this winter.

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Smith explained, “We probably have close to 30 songs. I think last time we overdid it a little; traditionally we’ve always recorded 25 or 40 songs. It won’t be 50, like last time. We always say, ‘We’re going to do a Beatles thing and just do 10 or 11 songs,’ then it turns into an epic f***ing thing. This time we’ll focus on the quality and not the quantity.”

Smith added that the band is “really close” to hitting the “record” button, saying, “I think we’ll probably go up to December, do a little pre-production, then take a little Christmas break. I hope to recording after the first of the year.”

The band hasn’t said whether they’ll use Rick Rubin as producer (who has been the band’s regular producer since 1991).

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