Radiohead Collaborator Nigel Godrich Mixing New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album
Radiohead is hard at work on a new album, and now it appears their longtime producer is in the studio with another legendary alt-rock band.
The band in question is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are hammering away at their follow-up full length to 2011’s I’m With You. Yesterday, RHCP drummer Chad Smith tweeted that their new record had just entered the mixing process and that Godrich was the man leading the way.
Check out the studio photo below:
Started Mixing the new record today!@nigelgod at the helm pic.twitter.com/DlbZUCMi3n— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) March 21, 2016
Even if Smith didn’t tag Godrich’s Twitter handle correctly (never forget the space after punctuation!), we get the picture. The Chili Peppers have not shared a title or release date for the new studio set yet, although we did include it in Billboard’s 2016 music preview. It’s their first album in 25 years without producer Rick Rubin; instead, Danger Mouse is handling production this time around.
A representative for the Red Hot Chili Peppers confirmed to Billboard that Godrich is indeed mixing the new material.
Godrich has crossed paths with the members of Red Hot Chili Peppers before. The British musician is a member of the Thom Yorke side project Atoms for Peace, which features Flea on bass. Atoms released the studio album Amok in 2013, which Godrich produced.
As for Godrich’s usual collaborators, longtime Radiohead visual artist Stanley Donwood reported recently that Radiohead is still working on its new studio album.