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.
Josh talks about the perils of being recognised as a member of the Chili Peppers (blame AK and Flea hehehe) and that they are normal people who need to eat, etc. and that it would be nice for some fans to recognise that. He extends that to chat about the differences fame brings now he’s actually in the band as opposed to being a friend of the band/additional guitarist. He also talks about the long-standing friendships in the band and how they are still all very enthusiastic about what they do and show no desire to stop being RHCP.
I think it’s working and it’s still growing and the most important thing is the three of them are three of the greatest people I could ever consider friends.
Josh Klinghoffer has been interviewed for Winnipeg Free Press. There’s a brief history of the band and then a short interview with Josh where he talks about working with the band, the mundane trials of touring versus the feeling you get when playing liv,e and Chris Cornell’s death.
The video for Goodbye Angels has been released today:
It features brilliant live footage of a RHCP concert shot in Atlanta, Georgia interspersed with a story line of girl peeing in a flower bed, getting high, drinking, smoking, snogging & stripping in a toilet cubical and gatecrashing the concert just because apparently we all want to see that. Whatever.
I’ve reluctantly started to remove photos from this site and I will remove the rest as soon as I can following a massive fine that I’ve been issued for the use of one photo in 2011 of AK performing live (just a standard concert photo). I’m trying to fight it but reading about it online it seems I will have to pay up (£460) and as I make no money from my websites, I really can’t afford to be fined again (not that I can afford this one) and it seems to be big business right now especially by some of the large photo companies who then things onto pass the photos onto collection agencies. My photos will stay and those of fans which I’ve been allowed to use but I can’t take the risk of anything else and as I don’t have time to check things, it’s easier to remove them all. The other option is that the whole website goes and right now, on top of everything else, maybe that’s the only option but I don’t want to do that…
Once again crazy life not helped by having a child in hospital on and off for pretty much the last three weeks but he’s home and I actually have a spare couple of hours so I’m finally scanning and uploading a couple of magazines from Italy that my lovely friend, Simona, sent me for a Christmas present and catching up on uploading scans other friends have emailed me! Enjoy 😀
Vanity Fair features a two page standard publicity photo for The Getaway and a one page interview with Anthony Kiedis who talks about the recording of the new album, his son and the end of his relationship with Helena Vestergaard inspiring the lyrics for the new album. There’s no translation yet but I have typed up the article so people can run it through Google Translate- it makes sense especially now I corrected a spelling error that was translated as blackberries and made no sense as it was talking about Robin Williams until I corrected it and the word was actually death… Only I could do that! There might be a few other errors in there as it’s hard typing up something in a language you don’t speak, and my years of Latin aren’t much help for transcribing articles on RHCP, but hopefully it means people can enjoy the article!
The other is a four page article on RHCP from July/August’s Rolling Stone. RHCP also get mentioned in a top 100 of the best records for the ’90s. Oh, and the index page features a very iconic RS shot of the band: