The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be getting back to work on their next album later this month, after taking a break to play some shows -- including last weekend's Isle of Wight Festival in England.
Drummer Chad Smith tells us that the group has a good head start on the project, which follows 2011's "I'm With You:
"We've recorded 20 songs and we're gonna write a batch more, maybe get a couple more good ones out of it and we'll record those. We got a good head start on the record...It's good. It came together quickly. Usually we write for a long time, and we started after the Super Bowl and we went and we wrote, so that's, what -- February, March, April...We did like, about two and a half months."
Rick Rubin, who's been producing the Chili Peppers since 1991's "Blood Sugar Sex Magic," is currently not involved but Smith says the group hasn't made a final decision about who it will be working with on the project. The group has no live dates booked at the moment.