Josh Klinghoffer: Pluralone

Finally some details about Josh’s solo work! It’s going by the name Pluralone and will be released on August 16th, 2019.
Pluraloneis a new project from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Josh Klinghoffer. While best known as the current guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Klinghoffer also fronts the group Dot Hacker, and has played with a long list of notable artists over the years. Pluralone’s debut single release features two covers, both in languages foreign to Klinghoffer. “Io Sono Quel Che Sono” was originally popularized by Italian singer Mina. “Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta” was written and performed by Brazilian popular musician Jorge Ben. Klinghoffer performs all instrumentals and vocals for both tracks. The collage artwork was created by Dot Hacker drummer, Eric Gardner.
Track List: A1 Io Sono Quel Che Sono
B1 Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta
Source: Merch Now

Californication 20 Years Later…

Californication turns 20 today. Hard to believe it was released 20 years ago! RHCP are releasing a special edition vinyl  picture disc of the album in September- pre-order details HERE and there’s a whole range of articles online about the album to celebrate its anniversary. Here are some of them:

SPIN Released article ‘To Live and Die in LA’

Kerrang! A sort of release of an article but with added commentary.

Billboard A couple of paragraphs about the album and then the tracks are ranked in order with comments about each song.

Music Radar have reissued a Rhythm magazine interview with Chad Smith about Californication

Some Early Days RHCP Concert Reviews

I’ve been sent a few scans of early Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert reviews from The Daily Nexus which was the UC Santa Barbara student newspaper. Enjoy!

1984 October Zany review of a gig at Casa De La Etna- not sure whether due to RHCP, or the interviewer, or both!

1985 October A review of a concert In San Diego

1988 April A review of the band playing at The Pub.

1988 October 13th A very brief news item talking about the band’s earlier gig at the Pub and the fact they were about to appear at the Graduate in IV (Irving?)

1989 January   Review of RHCP doing a surprise four song set at a Thelonius Monster concert.

Many thanks to Hamish at RHCP Sessions for the scans.

Body Parts (Flea’s Body Parts!)

I didn’t have the RHCP book, Body Parts by Grier Govorko, in my collection; it’s out of print and the copies I’ve seen of it have been really expensive. However, my lovely friend in LA saw a second-hand copy in Amoeba and bought it for me! It arrived today. The text is mostly the author describing people and places poetically without any detail of the band, but it contains loads of photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on tour. And a lot of photos of intimate parts of Flea’s anatomy – hence I think the ‘Body Parts’ title 😀 There is one photo involving a wine glass that has scarred me for life 😛 Obviously, I can’t post ones here involving nudity but I’ve scanned a few photos to show people what the book is like in case they haven’t seen it (hoping that’s OK as the book is out of print). I’ll put some more AK ones on my Anthony Kiedis website. BTW it’s a Dave Navarro era publication so he is the guitarist shown.

Tell me baby, what’s your story?

Fab is a long-time friend of Anthony Kiedis and RHCP. He’s named-checked on the Live in Hyde Park album. He lived in LA with Flea and was close friends with the band in their early days… Anyway, Fab recently sent some photos that he came across while searching for something else to Anthony & Flea of them with his son, Angelo. Flea posted a couple of them on his Instagram account.The photo of him with Angelo had the caption, “Who is the mystery baby?” leading to much speculation as to who the baby was.

Fab responded with the same photo now captioned with, “Who are them mysterious dudes holding my baby?” 🙂

I’m posting them here as they are such sweet pics and to clear up who the baby is as there’s been a lot of debate online and some people didn’t know/have missed the answer (and there’s also a recent one of the, now grown up, baby).

Many thanks to Fab for the extra info & the photos. (Photos used with permission).

Who are the mystery dudes?

 

Flea, Anthony & Angelo

 

Angelo & Fab’s paintings of AK and Flea

 

 

Record Store Day Performance

Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, and Eric Avery have just performed at Fingerprints Music, 420 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA as part of Record Store Day. They played three songs.

Many thanks to Angra for these!

There’s a video here of Josh covering T-Rex’s Jeepster.

 

Photos of RHCP in Egypt by Louise Schiffmacher

There are loads more on Louise Schiffmacher’s Instagram account.

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RHCP in Egypt- Mixed Media

There is loads of stuff obviously so I’m picking out a few things here (There’s a dedicated Anthony Kiedis page on AnthonyKiedis.net)


Photos by FabulosFab; used with kind permission

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Sean Sully has posted loads of photos of the set up on his page: Sound by Sully

RHCP Live 2019: The Pyramids, Cairo

 
Date: 15th March, 2019

Location: Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Set List:

Thanks to Henrik Lewandowski

Can’t Stop
Fortune Faded
The Zephyr Song
Dani California
Dark Necessities
Hey
I wanna Be Your Dog
Right on Time
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Pea
Californication
Go Robot
Don’t Forget Me
Higher Ground
Under The Bridge
By The Way

Encore
Josh’s solo
Goodbye Angels
Give It way

Jump in to about 32 minutes as the livestream started before the concert. You can hear the trumpet but still no visuals- they kick in a couple of minutes later.

Screen shots from livestream: