Smith, who is the only remaining original member of the band, joined SiriusXM Volume morning show to discuss his plans. While he didn’t reveal any details of the record itself, he did confirm his ambitions to release it before the Rock Hall ceremony on March 29, 2019.
“Seeing all these new bands—I’ve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that it’s kind of inspired me to do something new,” he said. “So, yes, we’re going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”