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.
Most of you should know Tony Woolliscroft’s work already and if you don’t know his name, I’m sure you’ll recognise his images as he’s taken so many iconic shots of the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years! He is also the photographer behind the book ‘Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ which features many of his photos of the band along with anecdotal captions… But now, if you fancy something bigger, Tony is selling prints through his website: Tony Woolliscroft Photographer or you can contact him through his Facebook page. All prints will be currently be an A2 size and will be numbered and signed by the man himself. I’ve also checked with Tony and he’s willing to post worldwide. Might be a time to start dropping hints for Christmas presents!!!
I have a couple of things by Tony hanging in my RHCP room but I’ve noticed one of the photos in the current sale is the same as this one of mine so this is what it looks like framed and on the wall to give you an idea of how great they look
I saw the photo Flea posted the other day on his social media pages mentioning “Highston” but to be totally honest, I had no idea what he was talking about… But I have now found out! It’s the name of a TV show; the pilot will be shown on Amazon as part of a series; the episodes will be voted on for and the one(s) with the most success will then be selected for a full series.
Highston, an odd half-hour comedy about a 19-year-old boy named Highston Liggetts who spends most of his waking life talking to imaginary friends who just happen to be major celebrities.
Highston emerged from the mind of Nebraska co-writer Bob Nelson, who injects some of that film’s dry irreverence into lines spoken by the title character’s parents, played by comedians Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The project was executive-produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and the pilot was directed by Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
Flea takes part in the pilot for the series; apparently he is seen sitting in the waiting room next to Highston and also jams on his bass in the teenager’s bedroom.
For people who don’t know, the Rockinfreakapotamus magazines are the ones Blackie Dammett was behind during his time as Head Honcho of the RHCP fan club. They were sent out to members (four per year?) as part of their fan club subscription. I’ve managed to get six of these magazines myself and all six are now copied and online:
If anyone can help out with any of the others, I’d love to hear from you- whether you can scan them, photograph them or want to sell them. I’d love to get as many of these online as I can as a record of all that Blackie did for the Chili Peppers’ fans and so those of us who weren’t members of the fan club at that time get to enjoy them too.
Just for a bit of fun! This cropped up in my search feeds; it’s an article about how other rock stars can teach Miley Cyrus a thing or two about getting naked on stage following an announcement she will perform a concert entirely nude. The Chili Peppers are featured in the list at number 6:
Even before the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s broke big musically with their signature punky-freaky wig-out alt-metal slamborees, the band was infamous—or should that be “skinfamous”?—for their very particular (lack of) stage attire.
The first few RHCP lineups performed in a uniform consisting of “socks on c-cks,”and that is exactly what it sounds like. The band covered their genitals with dangling tube socks, and tore it up.
The benefit fundraiser for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music took place on Saturday 17th October 2015 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a brief acoustic set as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Around The World By The Way Sir Psycho Sexy Californication They’re Red Hot & Jimi Hendrix’s Fire
Many thanks to Kimberly for the information and for allowing me to use her photos from the event