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.
Above, 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.