Red Hot Chili Peppers fansite, news page and forum with dedicated RHCP magazine scan and articles section featuring Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea Michael Balzary, Josh Klinghoffer and John Frusciante.
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.
Raw240Films run by Richard A. White is currently trying to raise some money to cover the legal bills associated with getting his early video footage of RHCP released. Donators to the project will receive photos, copies of the DVD, etc. depending on the size of their donation as a thank you.
There’s a two hour RHCP online show tonight by Bram van Splunteren who many of you will know already from his documentary work on RHCP. He’s interviewing fans from around the world and there might just be a few people you recognise! (yes, he has my number so who knows?!)
As we’ve been reporting, Anthony’s father, Blackie Dammett, has been writing his autobiography and I’m really happy to be able to say it’s now finished and online! It’s called ‘Lords of the Sunset Strip’ -obviously referring to the time when Blackie and the young Anthony were involved in the club scene on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (as also mentioned in AK’s own autobiography, ‘Scar Tissue.’)
Clearly, as it’s Blackie’s autobiography, it contains stories and mention of his son, Anthony Kiedis, but it also mentions the Red Hot Chili Peppers so it’s a great read for fans of Anthony himself and the band as a whole.
It’s available to download from Amazon (I won’t give links as you have to download from the Amazon website for the country you are in; just search for the book and it’s really easy to find!). Blackie has given so much to the RHCP community over the years so please support him in this venture and download it; the book has been a real labour of love to him. Enjoy everyone!
And on a personal note:
Thank you so much Blackie for the mention in the acknowledgements; it means so much to me. It’s been an honour to have helped support you in any way I could. I’m so delighted this book is now published after all of your hard work and efforts. Congratulations! Rebecca Billingham <3
Many thanks to Ines Hrka? Perkovi? for help with this!
Anthony’s father has been writing his autobiography as many of you know and obviously it will contain details of Anthony Kiedis and also the Red Hot Chili Peppers; it was due to be released a while ago but got delayed for several reasons…. However, publication of this long-awaited book has just moved another step closer! A few minutes ago, Blackie published the list of contents on his Facebook page:
The Warner Sound has launched it’s new season for spring and there’s a new offering called “The Gorburger Show.” It stars comedian TJ Miller as the voice of Gorburger who is a vulgar alien from outer space who just happens to have taken over a Japanese talk show where he interviews musicians and celebrities. Episode one of the new season features Flea! During the episode, Flea discusses Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sock wearing, matters of the heart and even gives his own endition of the popular dance, the worm!
The Gorburger Show, is presented by Funny or Die and The Warner Sound. Season 2 features not only Flea but also Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Carson Daly, Eagles of Death Metal with Jack Black, Henry Rollins and more. The The first episode of the new season premiered today on The Warner Sound, and new episodes will launch each week on Monday at 11am ET / 8am PT on The Warner Sound on Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. ET. .
Flea on on “The Gorburger Show”… Enjoy!
Many thanks to Eric for the heads up and info on this!
Apologies due to real life making this on the tail end, but Tony Woolliscroft is exhibiting his Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters photos again in another display to follow on from the UK exhibitions of his photos at Rock City Art, Bedford and then Stoke-on-Trent but this time, it’s made it up to Leeds.
I went to both the Bedford and Stoke displays and if they are anything to go by, this current exhibition is well worth a visit- the photos of it look amazing! It runs until the end of February at Leeds Gallery, York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG