*[consequenceofsound.net] With a new guitarist added to the fold and festival appearances lined up for this fall, the only detail missing from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 return is a release date for their much-anticipated 10th LP. But as Rock It Out! Blog and Cluster 1‘s Sami Jarroush learned in an exclusive interview with Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, the band has circled late August as the album’s target release date. Smith also confirmed that the band is finalizing the album’s tracklist, but a title has yet to be chosen.
Below, you can watch Smith discuss the band’s upcoming album, as well as his two other endeavors — a new Chickenfoot album and a live DVD for his instrumental group, the Bombastic Meatbats...
*[NME.com] Arctic Monkeys has revealed the lyrical inspiration of the band's new single 'Don't Look Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' to NME. The frontman explained that the song title and content arose from a studio session he was taking part in for his soundtrack to the Submarine film.
"That's something [the title] someone said," he outlined. "In fact, I said it to somebody whose chair I moved and I didn't want them to hurt themselves." He added: "This was while we were in the studio doing the Submarine recording and James [Ford, producer] said, 'Oh, that sounds like it could be like a '60s garage 'Nuggets' tune and be called that. So then we thought, 'Well, OK if that's what you can't do, then what sort of ridiculous things can you do that are probably more dangerous than if you just sat down?"
Get the new issue of NME, available to buy online now and in shops nationwide, for the full interview with Turner, in which he talks through the band's new album 'Suck It And See'.