Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith on the RiO!B

Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot/Bombastic Meatbats drummer Chad Smith made his second appearance on the Rock it Out! Blog and, like the first time, we were honored to have him. Now many of you have sent in questions you wanted me to ask Mr. Smith but the one EVERYBODY asked was, “When is the new RHCP album coming out?!” We have an answer.

Chad told the RiO!B exclusively that the new album from the Chili Peppers will be in stores by the end of August. So far there’s no album title yet but they’re currently picking which songs, from the many they recorded, will end up on the new release. As far as shows are concerned, RHCP are playing Rock in Rio this September and the Summersonic festival in Japan which takes place on August 13-14 in Osaka and Tokyo. But there are rumors that they’ll be announcing a South American tour soon as well as a show in the UK in November.

As for Chad’s other projects, Chickenfoot will be releasing their new album this fall. Chad has finished recording all his parts and will not be touring with the band. Also, his amazing side-project, Bombastic Meatbats, has an album in stores called More Meat. They’re playing at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC this weekend and are filming a DVD Saturday night. Tickets are still available for the show so you can go and appear in a DVD with Chad Smith.

I have to thank Alex Young from for some fine camera work during this interview. It’s a good year to be an RHCP fan, guys. Looks like they’ll be back by the end of the summer. Get ready!

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