This Red Hot Chili Peppers article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Adam Skirving. Lead photo –

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bassist Flea has confirmed that the band have nearly finished work on their new album.

In a conversation with Q magazine, he said, “We’re near the end of it. Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. We’re heading into a new era and we’re really excited.”

It is the first time since 1989 that the LA band have worked with another producer, previously recording their work with Rick Rubin. Danger Mouse has previously worked with Beck, The Black Keys, MF Doom and Gorillaz, amongst others.

Regarding the new album’s sound, Flea was quoted as saying “It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

2016 is lining up to be an exciting year for fans of RHCP, as this will mark their eleventh studio album. It is their first since 2011’s LP ‘I’m With You’, which was their first with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer in a permanent role – following the departure of John Frusciante following the close of  the ” tour in 2007.

Furthermore, the band have also been confirmed to headline a number of festivals around Europe, including Reading and Leeds in August.

A recent post on the bands official Facebook page also showed guitarist Josh Klinghoffer in the ‘office’.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea reveals details of new album

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