Flea Says Red Hot Chili Peppers Retirement Rumors Is "Silly Talk"

July 18, 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith caused a bit of panic for fans when he appeared on Eddie Trunk's podcast when he and his bandmates were contemplating the band's future. "The three of us are 54 years old. Anthony [Kiedis>, me and FleaJosh [Klinghoffer> is 38 or 39 so he's a young man. But I don't know if we can continue to do the long tours, the year, year and a half that we normally do."

Thankfully, bassist Flea was there to clear the air and reassure fans that he and his bandmates aren't thinking about retiring anytime soon. "That's just silly talk," he told TMZ. Check out his full response below.