Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has said that the band could be releasing a new album by November 2010.
Speaking to Clash Magazine, Smith said that a follow-up to their mammoth 2006 effort Stadium Arcadium could be finished "Some time next year, maybe this time [next year]".
"We're gonna write for a while, it usually takes us a while", he said.
The band ended a two-year hiatus in October, after taking a break following the touring cycle for Stadium Arcadium.
RHCP bassist Flea has since collaborated with Thom Yorke (Radiohead), while Smith has spent time with Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani) and recorded his own solo album to go along with guitarist John Frusciante's solo efforts.