Flea Interviewed for “The Trap Set”

Flea was interviewed for ” The Trap Set with Joe Wong.” It is mostly personal stuff, taking about memories, reading/authors, Acid For The Children, etc.  There is limited mention of the Red Hot Chili Peppers but he talks about them writing and working with John (about 52 minutes in).

You can hear the interview here: The Trap Set with Joe Wong: Flea 

Bottlerock Postponed

It’s no surprise that festivals where RCHP were due to play were under threat due to this wretched virus, and the first one to postpone is Bottlerock. It will now be held at the beginning of October. Other dates are affected too- just waiting for confirmation on which ones.

New Chad Smith Interview

RHCP’s Chad Smith has been interviewed by Jacksonville.com. The interview mostly talks about his drum art, but there is a brief mention of RHCP:

“He was on his way to band practice with funk-rock legends the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who recently started working on a new album.

“It’s too early to know what the album’s gonna be yet,” Smith said. “We just started everything.”

But one thing’s set: the band lineup. After a decade apart, the band’s founding guitarist Jon Frusciante re-joined the group at the end of last year.

“We’re seeing how everyone’s vibing, taking it easy,” Smith said of the adjustment. “We’re familiar with Jon but it’s been ten years. It’s been pretty easy, pretty seamless.”

[The article says Jon]

Flea and Kiedis Lakers All Access

Source: Staplescenterla

Anthony Kiedis Flea took part in a LA Lakers “All Access” event. Both Chili Peppers were on members of the panel onstage and spoke about their experiences with Kobe and the LA Lakers.

Posts are still coming in so I’ll link to our Facebook page for now, and then sort through the best ones to post here once I have time.

Josh Klinghoffer interviewed for American Songwriter

You recently released your debut LP, To Be One With You. Do you feel different in any respect now that the solo record is out?

That’s hard to answer accurately because of what happened three weeks after its release. It didn’t really feel different at all and probably would have just been this little record that was out there. The few people who knew to look would find it, and that’d be about it. I was about to get back to the writing, then recording the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, when there was a bit of a personnel change [Klinghoffer was replaced by former RHCP guitarist, John Frusciante]. It’s the most amazing stroke of luck that I just happened to have an album out. I keep thinking about what it would’ve been like to start recording one in the wake of leaving the band. It

There’s another interview with Josh Klinghoffer. RHCP are inevitably mentioned, although more in passing, and nothing really different to Josh’s comments in previous interviews. You can read the interview HERE

‘RHCP’ Live 2020: Beverly Hills Memorial Performance

Note: This was a total surprise yesterday and I posted as things came in. Doing a ‘proper’ format post now with updated information, but please refer to original post for video links as there’s no point adding them twice.


Date: Saturday 8th February, 2020

Location: Private residence; Green Acres Estate, Beverly Hills, California.

Reason: This was a memorial concert to Andrew Buckley who died suddenly at the beginning of January. His father, Ron Buckley, was honoured at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Benefit in November last year.


The first live performance featuring the return of John Frusciante following Josh Klinghoffer’s enforced exit.

Chad Smith did not play with the band with drums being played by Jane’s Addiction drummer, Stephen Perkins, instead.

Thelonius Monster and others played the event. Jane’s Addiction also played and Frusciante joined them on stage for a few seconds.

Since Jane’s Addiction were there, ex-RHCP guitarist, Dave Navarro, was obviously present and he was photographed with members of RHCP.

Set List:

Give It Away by RHCP

I Wanna Be Your Dog cover (original by Iggy Pop and The Scrooges)

Not Great Men cover (original by the Gang of Four).


Thanks to Jason and Sister Witch for information and everyone else who sent me links.


RHCP (sort of) Live with John Frusciante

The Red Hot Chili Peppers with their old/new line up with John Frusciante on guitar, but minus Chad Smith on drums, have taken part in a celebration of the life of Andrew Burkle.