RHCP at the Superbowl 50

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the Superbowl 50 in San Francisco last night (6th February 2016) and included the total shock of playing Aeroplane! They also covered Starman by David Bowie.


Set List

Can’t Stop
The Adventures of Raindance Maggie
Nobody Weird Like Me
Starman (David Bowie cover)
Police Helicopter
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Around The World
Me and My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
By The Way
Under The Bridge
Give It Away


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There are so many videos online now (I had a lie-in!) that I’ll post a selection.


Around The World

Under The Bridge

Snow ((Hey Oh))


Blood Sugar Sex Magik


Many thanks to everyone who sent me links again! You made my life so much easier this morning!



RHCP Live 2016!

Posted with kind permission

Last night (Friday 5th February) the Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first live gig of the year- it was a benefit concert for a US presidential candidate, Bernie Saunders- at the Theater connected to the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. It wasn’t a full concert and apparently there were massive problems with the sound according to my friend who was there.

BTW Josh appears to have dyed his hair red! My friend who was there said about it when she phoned me and it does look red on the videos! Update: Have just been told that it was done as a tribute to David Bowie.



Set List:



Posted with kind permission

Can’t Stop

Factory of Faith

Nobody Weird Like Me


Police Helicopter

Around the World

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Me and My Friends


Cracked Actor (David Bowie Cover)

By The Way

(If you Have to Ask) although on the set list, this was apparently not played.

Give It Away


 There are loads more images on AP Images but I can’t link to them.


An 18 minute video which is shot next to the stage starting with Bernie Saunders speaking and going into Can’t Stop, Factory of Faith and Nobody Weird Like Me.

And a 13 minute video starting near the end of Otherside

These are all taken very close to the stage:

By The Way

Me and My Friends

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Give It Away

From the Balcony:

35 minute video

Update: videos are now appearing on Youtube- sorry if there are duplicates but I’m losing track here!!!

Many thanks to the people who posted videos (please let me know if there is an issue sharing them) and my super detective team who were messaging me and phoning from LA! Great wake-up call :D hehehe

RHCP to Play Gig to Support Bernie Sanders

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a political fundraiser concert on Friday 5th February at the ‘Theatre’ at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Ticket sales will go toward Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Tickets to see RHCP will go on sale on Friday, February 5, at 10:00 a.m. via AXS for $30.00 to $2,700.00 each plus service fees. However, there is a presale right now for people who want to get their  tickets early.

Passwords: BERNIE and RCHP.

BUY TICKETS: February 5th: Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (from the comments on the original Source the released pre-sale tickets have sold out; more to be released next week).

12/1991 Guitar World

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Funk Beta Kappa


Blood Sugar Sex Magik



FUNK MUSIC IS a form of geometry. It thrives on the subtle relationships between angular guitars, curvaceous bass lines, aggressively jagged drum patterns, sex, spit and blood. The theorems for the genre’s sophisticated series of equations can be found in James Brown’s astonishing string of souped-up, mid-Sixties r&b smashes (“I Got You,” “Cold Sweat,” “Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud”) Sly And The Family Stone’s butt-shaking hippie pop (“Dance To The Music,” “I Want To Take You Higher”) and almost any effort by George Clinton’s outrageous psychedelic collective, Parliament/Funkadelic, whose 1978 album, One Nation Under A Groove, continues to serve as the genre’s high water mark.

In recent years, machines and computers have been brought in to create and calculate a new math, mutating funk into such exotic, gritty forms of calculus as hip hop, new jack swing, go go, industrial and dance hall. But a few brave souls have eschewed digital accoutrements, ditched the drum machines and sequencers, and remained true to the ways of their elders. The reigning prince of the traditional school of Super Badness is Prince, who uses electronics sparingly. Not too far behind, however, are some unlikely torchbearers: the four skinny and hyperactive members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who altogether disdain most modern technological advancements.

Since their self-titled 1984 debut, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have evolved from a crude, enthusiastic punk outfit that borrowed liberally from P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins and James Brown guitarist Jimmy Nolen into a truly original and committed funk unit. The transition has been gradual, but the band has studied with the best, including Clinton, who produced their 1985 release, Freaky Styley, and Michael Beinhorn (Herbie Hancock, Gil Scott Heron, Nona Hendryx), who produced the Peppers’ highly regarded Mother’s Milk.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is an exhilarating, transitional step forward for the band, in terms of total conception and sheer musicianship. The hard-hitting one-two punch of the album’s opening tracks, “Power Of Equality” and “If You Have To Mk,” the loopy “Mellowship Slinky” and the whacky “Sir Psycho Sexy” are impeccable. Each song pinpoints that almost-impossible-to-hit sweet spot between precision and feel that lies at the heart of all great music. And guitarist John Frusciante’s disciplined rhythm playing, imaginative voicings and colorful orchestration demonstrate that he is far more than just an adequate foil for Flea’s ingeniously crafty, bass-generated pulse.

When the band catches fire, they more than match Clinton’s very best by actually bringing a new and vital equation to the table: the Peppers’ extensive background in metal, hardcore and thrash allows them to expand and add to funk’s rich tradition. This is what keeps the band from being simply a well-meaning pastiche or—worse yet—a bad parody of a funk group.

Not everything is rosey in Pepperland, however. The band occasionally sounds under-rehearsed when they attempt to sound spontaneous. The distinction is slight, but once again, the difference between a great groove and a flaccid one can be infinitesimal. Funk is an exact and exacting science; even the slightest loose end can put a nasty kink in the proceedings—just ask James Brown, who used to fine his musicians for every fluffed note. Over-exuberance, sloppy performances and heavy-handed riffs sink both “Suck My Kiss” and the title track, while “Funky Monks” fails in its attempt at a gut-bucket feel—it’s merely repetitious and dull.

Happily, most of the album’s left-field experiments hit the mark, more than making up for the clunkers. The very effective “Breaking That Girl” is an almost Elizabethan acoustic swing ballad, while “I Could Have Lied” is an engaging, acoustic-driven mood piece reminiscent of Neil Young. And “The Greeting Song,” which actually quotes Heart’s “Barracuda,” is one of the year’s best straight-ahead, main-stream rockers.

All in all, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, a noble, entertaining experiment, establishes the Red Hot Chili Peppers as one of America’s most ambitious and eclectic bands. They gracefully acquit themselves in the field of funk, proving that they are up to the challenge of mastering one of the most demanding, unforgiving forms of modem music. While Blood Sugar is not the great album that the Peppers have long seemed on the verge of producing, it is a welcome sign that they are one step closer to achieving that goal.

More Scans Added!

I treated myself to a couple of magazines (am waiting for one to arrive) as a Christmas present to myself! And many thanks to the lovely Claire in France who sent me five magazine scans too! All are now uploaded.

HardNHeavy-page-0The article (according to my very basic French!) is about a possible split in RHCP but as Anthony Kiedis is on the cover, I’ve added it to this website. Hard N Heavy July 1996 (France)

Trihe-Sept05-page-0Anthony Kiedis is featured on the cover while the article is about the new album… from 2005 (Italia)


Rock & Folk from 1995 (France) A lengthy interview with the band talking about One Hot Minute; several full page photos


Guitare 1995 (France) an article about RHCP featuring Flea and Dave Navarro heavily.


In Rock from 2004 (Japan). A two page article but no idea what it’s about!


Guitar World 2007. A lengthy interview with Flea and Dave Navarro.

guitar-collectors-juillet-aout-1996-coverGuitar Collector’s from France; 1996. A lengthy history of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a discography and band members section. A lengthy interview as well with Dave Navarro about Jane’s Addiction.


A magazine from Germany with an article about One Hot Minute. Fachblatt 1995


Zane Lowe Interview with Danger Mouse- Info on RHCP Album

Danger Mouse was interviewed by British radio presenter, Zane Lowe, and during that interview he made a few comments about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

You can hear the snippets about the Chili Peppers’ album HERE. I’ve transcribed most of the interview- the end was them overlapping so I’ve just paraphrased the main parts of it.

Transcript: Zane Lowe Interviews Danger Mouse about the New RHCP Album:

Zane Lowe: So you’ve been in the studio. You’ve been working on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

Danger Mouse: Yeah.

ZL: I’ve known those guys a long time. I’m sure they won’t mind a few words. How’s that going?

DM: It’s going really, really well. We kinda got really  going with it in September and we’ve been at it since then. I mean it’s lots and lots of music. It’s right up the street, you know, from here so getting to do it in my studio which is always good; for me anyway [laughter]. But it’s been going really well and we really hit it off and I know them too, with Gnarls Barkley , we toured with them for a couple of months so it’s good to work with people you know. And I didn’t know how it was going to work or fit either. Just because they do a very specific thing, but they want to do something different as well and I do like what they do so, I’m just wasn’t sure they’re going to like what I do.

ZL: I’m a lifelong fan of so for me coming back of a…

DM: Thank you

ZL: You’re welcome. So the Chili peppers too have done very well for themselves [laughs] but you know [laughs] but coming back of such a large body of work last time and then a big break and where they’re at, I can imagine them being in a very open minded place

DM: Yeah,  it has been. It’s all them. They’re just amazing players. The taste in what we’re trying to do …[?]… it’s something where we’re definitely finding the places where it overlaps

ZL: But you’re a drums guy though; I think about you in the terms of the way you always program your drums, and work with drummers, and record with drummers and you have a very unique drum sound, and then you’re working with Chad Smith who is unquestionably, I would say, modern rocks greatest drum powerhouse rock drummer.

DM: That was the first thing we did; was I told everybody else to stay home and Chad came in by himself to the studio and we just recorded drums first. That was the first thing we did, yeah.
ZL: To get that sound coz he, traditionally Chad’s drum sound is the room. How he plays is how you hear it

DM: It’s different this time

ZL: I was gonna say you’ve made a name for yourself processing drums in a way that’s very Danger Mouse

DM: Yeah, it’s different this time but there’s also things I haven’t done as well because of how he plays so I definitely and pleasantly been able to adapt to him too. It’s easier to talk stuff when you’re like, oh there’s this one song here and then we talked that about that so I’m hesitant to get into too much detail because there’s no music…

ZL: I don’t want you to… Maybe I don’t want you to. Maybe I want you to stop. It was presumptuous to assume I was going to ask you any more questions about it…

DM: Well, I was going to keep answering ‘em. You know you’re good at getting stuff out of people.

Many thanks to Milan at RHCP.us for the heads up on this!