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Red Hot Chili Peppers have written 30 songs for new album

But Rick Rubin may not be on board to produce


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Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has revealed that the band have written 30 songs for their new album.

The band's tenth studio album, I'm With You, was released almost exactly three years ago, in 2011. This was also the first album on which Klinghoffer played, having replaced John Frusciante in 2009.

Speaking to Noise 11, Klinghoffer said that, despite not having a producer, the band are currently in the studio. ""The Chili Peppers are working every day writing," he said. "We have produced a more elaborate demo stage into the writing, at least more than the band has before."

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He added: "Flea owns a really great studio now. I've been recording with the Chili Peppers every day. We've written musically 30 songs now. We sort of did this last time, which was my first album.

"We piled a shitload of stuff on Anthony and he actually came through. He wrote lyrics to 50 songs in the end. We recorded 50 last time. We released an extra 17 that didn't go on the album. We are conscious to not do that again, but we're already up to 28 or 30 songs."

As to whether longtime producer Rick Rubin will be on board, Klinghoffer admitted: "That is sort of up in the air still. Normally he becomes involved in the arranging process but he hasn't yet been which is good for me. I like it the way we are doing it so far. There hasn't been an official producer named yet, so in the absence of that, you never know what could happen."

Red Hot Chili Peppers have worked with Rick Rubin on every album since 1989.

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