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Flea and Anthony Kiedis will be hosting a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music on Saturday 1st November at the private home of Ron Burkle in Beverly Hills, California. The event starts at 5:30p.m. (Pacific Time). For those of you that don’t know, the music school is the brainchild of Flea who founded it with his friend Keith Barry. Anthony Kiedis and Flea are on the Board of Directors.
The evening will feature live performances by Bruno Mars and Rufus Wainwright. The benefit will also include a silent auction where guests can bid on works of art from artists including Damien Hurst and Raymond Pettibon plus fashion items from names such as Gucci and Marc Jacobs.
For donations, ticket info, and further information please contact JENNIFER RAY at (323) 665-3363 or email@example.com.
I’ve just been emailed about a new movie called ‘Low Down’ starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Flea. Flea and Anthony Kiedis are also executive producers of the film:
The film is based on a memoir by Amy-Jo Albany and looks at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), “…a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction”. The movie is set in 1970s Hollywood.
The film premiered on Monday 20th October and Flea was present:
The film opens to the general public in New York on Friday 24th October; more information in the flyer below:
Chad Smith is set to release a new album that sees him collaborating with Jon Batiste and Bill Laswell along with other special guest appearances. The album is called ‘TheProcess’ and is due out on November 4th. The recording came as a result of a series of jamming sessions while Chad lived in New York that have developed into a full album which he describes as “avant-tribal-funk.”
Flea has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the new Rd Hot Chili Peppers album that the band is working on. He confirms that the writing is nearly finished and that they are about to go into the studio in a couple of months. He describes the album as, “…cool. It’s super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff. It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it.” No actual time frame has been given as yet, but Flea also said, “I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we’re on a world tour.”
As many of you know, photographer Dave Mushegain has been travelling around with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their tour in support of the ‘I’m With You’ album meeting with RHCP fans and taking photographs of them to include in a new book celebrating RHCP’s fans throughout the world. The book is about to be published and is called ‘Fandemonium’. As well as the photos by Dave Mushegain and accounts of 50 of the most devoted fans of the band, there is a forward by Anthony Kiedis. The book is due out in November and can be pre-ordered at most major online book sellers.
There will be two book signings with Anthony Kiedis to promote the book. One will take place on November 17th at Barnes & Noble, The Grove in Los Angeles and the other at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York on the 21st November. Both events take place at 7 p.m. and the New York date also features Anthony Kiedis in conversation with David Fricke who writes for Rolling Stone magazine.
A video featuring Anthony Kiedis to promote the book has also been released:
More can be found out here at the official Fandemonium website including sample layout pages, photos and a fan photo of the week section which currently features my online friend Henrik who I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of times at concerts:
I really appreciate any information and scans that are sent to me for the website and everything I’m sent will find it’s way on here.
I know I’ve really fallen behind; real life has been a total pain over the last two years and the demands from all that’s happened have had to take precedence over the websites. I really hope things are a lot more sorted now and I’m on holiday from work so I have a little more time right now. I’m currently trying to work my way through the backlog that’s built up and all I can do is really apologize and say that I am grateful for all the contributions I’ve had. All of the back issues I’ve collected more recently are now scanned and online and I’m currently working my way through the three pages of site related emails I have- I will reply to everyone and I will get the scans I’ve been sent uploaded as soon as I can.
There are now over 400 magazine articles online between my two websites. If you are interested, the full list is here:
I’ve just been to do my parents’ shopping and glanced through the music magazines while in the supermarket as I usually do and today, I found this! Anthony isn’t named on the cover so was a nice surprise to find this lurking on the inside. This edition of Classic Rock is a special edition to commemorate the 200th publication and is featuring lots of interviews; the Kiedis one is in the ‘Family’ section. I’m not sure if it is a repeat of an earlier interview they’ve done with him ( I haven’t seen it before and it doesn’t state it’s a re-run of something printed earlier) so I’m assuming it is new but I stand to be corrected on that.
My first thought every day now is: go check on my son and make sure he’s happy. It’s a great relief. A little boy telling you he loves you or holding his body next to yours, those really are the highs that have no comedown.
The latest edition of UK magazine, ‘Classic Rock’ features a couple of articles mentioning the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of a section on funk music. One article seems to be based on a book, ‘George Clinton and the Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire‘ by Kris Needs, as it lists details of the book at the end saying the book will be published in June (the book is listed as not released on several of the main online book sellers such as Amazon; price given on Amazon UK is £19.95) and there is an article entirely about the Chili Peppers. There is also a Classic Rock count down of the top 25 funkiest songs and RHCP’s ‘Give it Away’ comes in at number two.
RHCP Current news: Anthony Kiedis and a story about his bedtime babysitting with Cher has made it into the current edition of Q Magazine’s 120 best rock stories article. Check out the details HERE.
For everyone going to see RHCP in Manilla, have a brilliant time! My friends Francis and JMS are going to be there so watch out for two idiots (and maybe a pineapple?!) seriously rocking out! Francis tweeted to Flea a couple of years back about seeing the band in the Philippines and was amazed when he got a reply saying the band should play there… I’m so happy for you both that it’s happening and for everyone else attending! I know a lot of you have waited so long to see the band. BTW We’d love to see any photos!
Finally, this site… I’m really sorry about the pauses- real life just keeps getting in the way and I’ve been having issues over my site domain names but hopefully all is sorted now and I can get going again! All outstanding comments have been approved, new plans are being made for the content of the site and to celebrate the return as a kick off, I’m uploading all of my magazine scans that are outstanding. I have some more to add but I’ve kicked off with a massive upload of John Frusciante articles thanks to the wonderful Stephen Mahon who donated his RHCP magazines to my collection for us all to share.