Red Hot Chili Peppers will start working on a new album sometime next year.  Drummer Chad Smith tells ABC News Radio:

"We're playing up until April of next year and then we're gonna take a little break and then we'll start writing songs."

The band has been releasing songs that did not make the cut on their last albumI'm With You.  The next of those releases will come in early November.  You can also purchase mp3's from the band's concerts on their website.