But hints at new songs...
Jason Gregory

10:52 20th May 2008

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently “disbanded”, according to frontman Anthony Kiedis.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer said that the band had decided to take a minimum of one year off after touring their last record, ‘Stadium Arcadium’.

Kiedis explained that recording for ‘Stadium Arcadium’ had taken its toll on the band.

“We actually took a very long time to make the ‘Stadium Arcadium’ record, because we wrote a lot of songs and then got way too married to them and decided we need it to be a double album,” he said. “Which was a great experience, but it took forever.”

Because of similar recording processes on their previous two albums - ‘Californication’ and ‘By the Way’ - Kiedis said that the band felt like they hadn't enjoyed time off since 1999.

“We were all emotionally and mentally zapped at the end of that run. Cooler heads prevailed and the discussion at the end of our last tour was, ‘Let's not do anything Red Hot Chili Peppers-related for a minimum of one year, and just live and breathe and eat and learn new things’,” he said.

Kiedis did add, however, that he was “starting to get just a little bit of a tingle that it would be nice to start thinking about songs and pieces of music. But just pieces.”

Check out photos of the band's 2007 tour below...