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…
A new campaign has been started on Facebook to try and get some of the IWY b-sides played live. If you’re on Facebook please support the group by liking the page- sharing it would be amazing!
The admin would also really like for people to post photos of them saying which b-side they would like to hear- have a look at the page as there are some on there already.
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:
Setlist Venice – April/08/2017
Red Hot Chili Peppers
1 Can’t Stop
3 Dark Necessities
4 Me & My Friends
5 Go Robot
6 By The Way
7 Goodbye Angels
8 Give It Away
+ Jam “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges)
Last night, RHCP played a private gig in Venice to mark the opening of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” They had been videoed at the airport (complete with Flea and his new new leopard skin hair design) and Chad had posted a photo of them attending the exhibition and every one was assuming there was more to their presence in Venice than just that- either a private gig or to record a video but it turned out to be the former.
Thanks to Angra & Shalhevet for the help and to Henrik for the setlist information!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were due to play the the Videotron Center in Quebec on June 18th but local press has announced that the concert has been cancelled and the venue website itself is also listing it as cancelled with refund details given. There is no word from RHCP yet with no details on the official RHCP website about the cancellation (but the concert isn’t listed in the tour section).
The venue website states that people who have purchased tickets through Ticketmaster, over the phone or online, will have an automatic refund made to their credit card. However, those who purchased their tickets in person at the Center Vidéotron box office will have to go there in person to receive their refund.
Details: Centre Videotron website
An end of a RHCP era. Dave Rat took the sound helm for the good ship CP last night for the final time. He began in February 1991 and so many of us have benefited from his expertise at the shows we’ve attended.
We wish him all of the best in his new life and hope he enjoys his time at home and not having to drag himself off on tour buses! Thanks for everything Dave! We appreciate it all (and what the rest of the crew, who frequently go unsung, do).
Photo Credit: Dave Rat
This is a really wild shot. I don’t suppose anyone recorded GIA on Sunday 11th December (second night) in Birmingham and especially the very end of the concert when Josh was saying goodbye? Or took photos? if you did, please could you let me know. Josh gave my friend his beanie hat and she’d love some record of it. We’ve checked all of the YouTube videos and can’t find anything – I always have my camera turned off by that point so I can enjoy the final song and it happened so quickly and I didn’t know it was her until the end of the concert and I never thought to record it.
It seems to be all systems go for the US leg of the RHCP tour that is kicking off in a few days. Posts from Rat Sounds show equipment and Anthony’s mum has made this post:
“Thank you to the Chili Pepper fans who have inquired about Anthony. Since his dad is no longer on FB, just wanted to let you know that Anthony is feeling much better and will return to touring next week. Thank you for your concern, and please feel free to share this message with your friends. I’m no longer accepting friend requests. Happy New Year!”
(Please respect her wishes and don’t hassle her or other family members- it’s really nice of her to give us an update as she really wants to be private and not get involved in the RHCP online community in the way Anthony’s father did).