I’ve just uploaded photos of the program from last night’s charity fundraiser, the Red Hot Benefit Concert, Music & & Quinceanera. I’ve added transcripts of the main text too. There’s a photo of RHCP, Anthony Kiedis and Flea are listed on the Silverlake page along with the above picture of Flea and obviously several pages feature Chad Smith since he and Will Ferrell were the hosts of the event. 

The full program with transcript of the main text can be seen HERE


The Red Hot Benefit Comedy & Quinceanera


Last night (April 29th 2016) saw the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Beneficiaries from the event included Cancer for College and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The evening centered around the drumming talents of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ own Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell returning to the theme of their drum-off on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ back in 2014 for a re-match.

The Drum-Off Between Chad Smith & Will Ferrell @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016


This video starts with some of the pre-show warm up trivia, some interviews and then swaps to footage of the actual 2016 show (about 11 minutes in) which begins with a clip from the original drum off with Jimmy Fallon. The new drum off them takes place with guest appearances by drummers including Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Tommy Lee (from the late, great Motley Crue but who only clapped rather than play the drums). It concluded with Mick Fleetwood playing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ accompanied by a marching band, the USC Trojans (who looked more like Roman centurions than anything Troy related but what does this English girl know?!).

There was also other entertainment including Devo and a brief set by RHCP…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016


Credit: Dave Rat


Set List:

Can’t Stop




By The Way

Encore: Higher Ground

UPDATE: This video shows the whole show; some from back stage and there are clips of the person who took it and side views too but it gives those of us who weren’t there a better idea of what happened!


Please note: Videos and photos are only really starting to come out now. I will update if there’s anything else :)

Many thanks to Angra who was my LA reporter once again! And Shalhevet for extra information.

Chad Smith to Guest at Adopt the Arts Evening 2016


ADOPT THE ARTS is holding an evening to honour 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) with a live benefit concert and auction to raise money for the Los Angeles Unified School District which supports arts and music education. It will take place on Thursday, May 12 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith is one of the listed special musical guests.

ADOPT THE ARTS: Benefit Concert and Auction

(6126 Hollywood Boulevard)

  • 5:30pm – Media check-in, set up on red carpet.
  • 6:00pm – Red carpet begins in front of The Fonda Theatre.
  • 7:15pm – Red carpet ends.
  • 7:30pm – ADOPT THE ARTS concert begins


  • General: $40 (standing room only)
  • General: $75 (seated)
  • VIP Tickets: $275, VIP Table for 10: $2,500
  • Meet and Greet VIP Tickets: $500
  • Meet and Greet VIP Table for 10: $4,500

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE

Humanity No 8 Exhibition Featuring Photos of Anthony Kiedis

HUMANITY Magazine is celebrating the launch of its eighth issue with an exclusive photography exhibition at Galerie 206 in Berlin which is a stand-alone gallery space located inside Department Store Quartier 206. The works featured include photos of Anthony Kiedis by  Scott Lipps. The exhibition is open from April 21st through to June 25th, 2016.


Proceeds from the work sold will benefit charities including Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which of course, was founded by Flea with Kiedis serving as a board member.


GALERIE 206 im Departmentstore Quartier 206 ? 1. ETAGE

Friedrichstraße 71 ? 10117 Berlin


Oddly enough, I’ve been posting about this magazine today as I recently got my copy of it. You can see scans, photos and a transcript here: Anthony Kiedis in Humanity Magazine No 8

RHCP to Headline KROQ Weenie Roast in May


The Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline the KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday 14th May, 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, California. The charities benefiting from the event this year are The Surfrider Foundation and Heal the Bay.

Ticket information from the KROQ official site:


Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th at 12pm via only.

*All tickets will be available for purchase during the exclusive KROQ Street Team onsale

You must be a member of the KROQ Street Team in order to receive the exclusive password you’ll need to purchase tickets. Make sure you’re signed up to receive emails hereThe password will be sent out Wednesday afternoon.

Ticket Prices (not including Ticketmaster/venue fees):

GA PIT – $150
LOGE – $89
LAWN – $49

There is a 4 ticket limit in reserved seats & pit. 8 ticket limit for lawn.

RHCP at Jazzfest

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the headlining set at Jazzfest, New Orleans yesterday (24th April, 2016).



01 Can’t Stop
02 Dani California
03 Scar Tissue
04 Ethiopia
05 Aeroplane
06 Snow ((Hey Oh))
07 Right On Time
08 Universally Speaking
09 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
10 Higher Ground
11 Under The Bridge
12 Suck My Kiss
13 Magic Johnson (tease)
14 Californication
15 By The Way

16 Around The World
17 Give It Away

 (Thanks to Henrik!)



George Porter Jr., Ziggy Modeliste and Ivan Neville from The Meters joined RHCP for a jam at the end of the concert.


The New Orleans Advocate



Full show



And the RHCP Tour Dates are about to start!

Sittin’ on a sack of beans
Sittin’ down in New Orleans…

Hope the Red Hot Chili Peppers won’t be sitting down on beans or anything else and that any beans are just of the jumping type! This is for everyone heading off to New Orleans this weekend to see RHCP! Hope you all have an amazing time!!! We’d love to see any photos or hear any details!

Parallax: Chad Smith’s Art Show

UPDATED: A few more photos added

Last night Chad Smith’s art collection debut was held at Mr Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The collection, featuring thirteen works, is called Parallax and was created with special drumsticks and light to create rhythms that were transferred ultimately to canvas. Each work was named by Chad and is available in limited release. Some of the proceeds are benefiting Camp Korey which helps support children (and their families) with serious illnesses.

Many thanks to Angra & Linda for these photos from the event!

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For anyone interested in finding out more who couldn’t attend last night, here’s the direct link to the collection and sales information: Chad Smith Art