Chad hints at retirement
Say it ain’t so! Chad Smith has hinted that his days of heavy touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers may be numbered. Speaking to the Eddie Trunk podcast, Chad noted the fact that three-quarters of the band is now well into their 50s, and questioned how much longer they could go on trotting the globe. He said: “I want to make records, I still love making records, but the touring part… I don’t know if we can continue.” Chad did, however, add that one option may be to follow Metallica’s route into a scaled-down touring schedule of around 50 shows per year.