Most of this interview that Scott Lipps did for his radio show with Anthony Kiedis has already been released as audio but this has now been posted and it appears to be the full video of the interview. Enjoy!
I’ve finally managed to sort out my scans as idiot here managed to collapse a couple of files (posted and unposted – literally thousands of images!) into one by accident when having a massive sort out of all of my files. I’ve finally started to upload everything that hasn’t been posted yet. I still have a load of my own and a zip file someone else sent me to work through. These are mostly from Claire but there might be a few more scattered in there.
Many thanks once again to all of the people who have contributed and especially, this time, to Claire for all of the scans she’s sent!
***2017 January Lighting & Sound America Article about the lights used on ‘The Getaway’ tour***
1991 October People Magazine Article about AK’s fashion sense
2002 November Kerrang! Mention of RHCP playing the KROQ Halloween Ball
2005 July Kerrang! Review of a free RHCP concert in Las Vegas as part of the centennial celebrations
August 2002 Rock Mag (France) BTW article
2016 June Humo (Dutch language Belgian magazine) Review of ‘The Getaway’
1995 September Bravo (Germany) OHM clipping
2006 June Guitar Xtreme An interview with John Frusciante
1995 Unknown One Hot Minute Article (German) Translated into English
1994 September Melody Maker Review and advert from Reading Festival
c. 1996 Article about RHCP and the ‘Beavis and Butthead Do Amercia’ movie. (German) Unknown source and date but the movie came out this year.
2016 June OOR (Dutch) Review of ‘The Getaway’
2016 November Batterie (France) Article about the Chad Smith Drum Clinic in Paris
2002 June OOR (The Netherlands) BTW article
Unknown date Visions (Germany) BSSM article
2006 May Filter (Czechoslovakia) SA article
2011 September In Rock (Japan) I’m With You article (?)
2002 November TV Napad (Russian?)
2003/12 Musik Express (Germany) Lengthy article including interviews with Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Flea
Two additional dates have been added for RHCP’s 2019 Tour to Australia and New Zealand. An extra show has been added in Australia on 20th February at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and another one in New Zealand on 9th March at the Spark Arena, Auckland.
A fundraiser event, “One Love Malibu,” is taking place to benefit those affected by the Woolsey Fire and Chad Smith will be taking part in it along with a number of other celebrities, including Katy Perry and Taylor Hawkins, with other acts to be confirmed*. The benefit is due to take on 2nd December at the One Gun Ranch. Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds going to the Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief organisations. More information about tickets is available on the One Love Malibu site however, they all seem to be sold at when I checked as posting this,
* The original flyer listed Chris Martin from Coldplay among the performers scheduled to play but the band have released a statement on Twitter saying they are unable to do so.
There are photos of Anthony, with his son, in a very smokey LA; in some, AK is pulling his t-shirt across his face because of the level of the smoke. They were taken the day after the Malibu evacuation order. They had just been evacuated from their home. They wouldn’t know then if their home and possessions remained, or had all been destroyed.
We’ve all seen terrifying footage, I’m sure, of the roads leading from Malibu and Anthony & his son had fled on such roads for real with all the emotion emergency evacuation must bring. The next day, when the shock, worry & emotion must have been running sky high, a paparazzi photographer took the photos of them that I’ve mentioned.
We picked the photos up on our search feeds. We decided they were too intrusive. I will not post them; not only because of a child’s right to privacy but because of the circumstances. Most fans know that Anthony lives in Malibu. The fires got massive news coverage worldwide so it’s not hard for fans to work out that Anthony and his son had to evacuate, when it happened and therefore, that these photos were taken immediately afterwards.
Unfortunately, a celeb gossip site, amongst others, has picked them up and posted them. Now, so called fans and RHCP fan sites are copying and sharing the photos themselves. I’m appalled at their lack of respect and insensitivity.
Just imagine that was you! Emergency evacuation. Leaving everything behind. Not knowing what was happening. Your home. Your possessions. Your life. I’m sure the last thing any of us would want is paparazzi taking photos of us anyway let alone under such circumstances. And not only was it being done to an adult, but it’s being done to a child too. A child.
As fans we don’t have to share the photos just because they were taken. Sometimes people are more important than clicks or likes. I know my pages & websites aren’t as popular as the gossip fan sites that take, copy and post absolutely anything, but I’d rather have integrity than popularity.
I know the majority of the fan base will feel as I do. But for the minority, please think before sharing. Have some empathy and consideration. If you have shared, think about deleting. These are real people you are dealing with. They might be celebrities but they are still people with feelings and emotions. And as fans shouldn’t we be supporting them? Instead, some of the RHCP fan base are treating them with no consideration and to me, that’s appalling behaviour anyway but even more so towards something that is supposed to be important to us as fans.
Both Anthony & Everly Bear need some privacy & respect at times and this is most definitely one of them. Peace.
[Note: I’m picking up on AK because of the photos but this doesn’t just apply to him. Three members of the band have houses in the burn area. Thankfully, their homes are currently undamaged, but they will all know people in their neighbourhood who have lost their homes, their community has been badly affected as a whole and on a personal level, they will have friends and neighbours they know well who have had their homes destroyed. This really is a time for consideration and respect for everyone]
The official RHCP Twitter account has announced new tour dates for Australia and New Zealand!
Dates for the Australia and New Zealand RHCP Tour!
Sunday 17th February: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Tuesday 19th February: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday 23th February: Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Monday 25th February: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Thursday 28th February: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 2nd March: Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong
Sunday 3rd March: Superloop Adelaide 500 After-Race Concert, Adelaide
Tuesday 5th March: Nib Stadium, Perth
Friday 8th March: Spark Arena, Auckland
There was some confusion this morning as to the validity of this as the link on the original Twitter post went to an error page on the official website, the website also said nothing and had no tours listed under the relevant section and no other RHCP social media accounts mentioned it. Then Chad Smith tweeted the news which was taken for verification only for the original tweet to be removed. But now a venue has posted (superloopadl500.com.au) so obviously there was just a massive mix up with info getting out and the original tweet was too early or something. Good luck to everyone getting tickets 🙂
Thanks to my sisterwife, Hamish and Sarah for helping out with info.
So sorry, I forgot to post here! I was in Paris with my daughter while they were happening (I took her to a concert by her “bias” so it was crazy! Teenage K-pop fandom. All I need to say!), and I can’t access this site’s interface using my phone (I updated the Facebook page as that’s easy to do).
Quick update: Anthony, Flea and Chad all have houses in the Malibu area affected by the fire. Chad and Josh were in Seattle performing at a benefit concert and Anthony safely evacuated with his son. Flea has posted on his social media accounts saying he and his family were safe and later that his house wasn’t destroyed. I’ve seen an online map and Anthony’s house wasn’t damaged and the house I think is Chad’s is fine too. Houses nearby were sadly destroyed. Obviously, things aren’t settled in the area and I read today that a layer of soot is covering the affected areas so a massive clean up is needed as well as the damaged infrastructure needing to be repaired.
I know people are asking about John. I didn’t think I had any contacts totally forgetting I know someone who is in contact with a family member of his. They enquired on behalf of the fan base. It was confirmed that, as I thought, John doesn’t live in the affected area and is fine as far as anyone knows.
Clearly we’re all grateful that band members and their homes are safe but obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by the fires and especially those who lost their homes. It’s so sad.
Last night, Chad Smith presented the 2018 Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award with Q Prime’s Peter Mensch, to agent Emma Bank.
Read the full article on Music Week.
In case you are wondering where you have seen Emma before, she is in a video on RHCP’s Instagram page: