Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced plans for their new album.
The band, who are currently working on a follow-up to 2006's'Stadium Arcadium', have revealed that a new album could be released by October 2010.
"We're gonna write for a while, it usually takes us a while," drummerChad Smith told Clash Magazine, before speculating that a release date for the album would be "sometime next year, maybe this time [next year]".
Also asked if Flea's experience working withThom Yorke might affect the band's new material, Smith said the bassist had given him a CD of electronic beats to inspire him but that, at the moment, there wasn't an explicit electronic direction.
"You never know. We've got songs with piano on them right now," he added.
In an August interview, Smith said the band were “ready” to return to the studio following their break.
As previously reported, Red Hot Chili Peppers are amongst the acts to make the shortlist for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
"It's a real honor to be nominated in our first year of eligibility" said Chad. "Obviously the Hall of Fame has excellent musical taste.