What We Know About Red Hot Chili Peppers' First Album In Five Years

California rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers has been on top of their game for three decades and we are totally not surprised. As noted by AllMusic, the "Under the Bridge" chart-toppers have released 11 studio albums since 1984. As of this writing, their latest LP, "The Getaway," dropped in 2016. According to Billboard, the Grammy award-winning rockstars have scored themselves seven top 10 albums on the US Billboard 200 chart.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2016, frontman Anthony Kiedis revealed why he thinks the band has continued to have such staying power over the past 30 years. "We never had any confusion that everything should be equal: the sharing of the work, the sharing of the money, the sharing of the joy, the sharing of the pain. That was a big step in the right direction for us having the potential for longevity, because so many bands break over 'Hey, I wrote that!' We do love and respect each other; we do fight regularly," he said. Kiedis added that, although the  band's attitudes, moods, and egos often clash, "we've been able to work it out. We've been able to roll with the punches. Flea and I are like brothers. I don't think that relationship will ever end no matter what, because you can't quit your brother. You just can't."

Fans have been waiting a new album from Red Hot Chili Peppers for more than five years now — and it seems they haven't got much longer until their 12th record.

It will be John Frusciante's first album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers since 2006

Good news for the Red Hot Chili Peppers! The band's new album is nearly finished. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, drummer Chad Smith insisted they are "almost done," "getting along great," and "really listening to each other in a new way" during the creative process. Not only that, the upcoming untitled LP will be their first to feature guitarist John Frusciante since 2006. The last record he appeared on was "Stadium Arcadium."

Frusciante joined the band after former guitarist Josh Klinghoffer stepped down in 2019 after being with the Peppers for 10 years. "John's been back for a while now, so it feels completely natural. He's so into it. He's working so hard," Smith stated. "We're all working hard, but he's in there with all the overdubs and the magic that he brings."

With huge success acrossthe globe, Smith and his fellow band members — bassist Flea and frontman Anthony Kiedis — aren't focused on trying to cement the status of some of their most iconic albums with Frusciante. "All of our records are just real good snapshots of where we're at [at] that time. You can't really go, 'Oh, gee, I hope it's as good as...' Then you're starting to have preconceived notions about what you want to write," Smith expressed. We can't wait to hear what they've been cooking up!