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.
Chad Smith joined in with a temporary ‘supergroup’ on 23rd October (?) made up of RHCP’s own drummer, Beck, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan, the Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan, and Goldfrapp’s Davide Rossi at a fundraiser for the Malibu Boys And Girls Club. The set list included Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” Beck’s “Where It’s At,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown,” Twenty One Pilots’ “House Of Gold” and the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA.”
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is opening again after it’s relocation and subsequent delay. Lessons start from Wednesday and there’s an open house today between 4-6 p.m. (In case you don’t know, SCOM is the music school charity founded by Flea and he and Anthony Kiedis are both on the board of directors and in recent years, they/RHCP have hosted a benefit evening each year to raise funds for the school).
There’s also an online article for those of us unable to pop along to see what the new building is like!
Another drum clinic featuring Chad Smith is taking place and this time it’s here in the UK! It takes place on Tuesday 13th December at the Best Western Moat House in Stoke-on-Trent and is being run by the Rhythm Foundry Music School. Chad will be playing drums along with Steve White. Tickets cost £15 each and can be purchased direct from the organiser: 01782 272288
A couple of hours ago, several French websites e.g. Oui FM, started to report that tomorrow’s (13th) Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert in Montpellier tomorrow has been cancelled by a local official due to weather warnings in the area for torrential rain. This has now been confirmed on the official RHCP website who say the band hope to re-schedule the show soon.
So sorry for everyone who had tickets to the show and people who are already there or on their way 🙁
On 3rd November, ‘Rush: Time Stand Still’ will show in 460 movie theatres for one night only*. The film is a documentary that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Rush’s 40th anniversary tour.
In a promo video for the film, RHCP’s Chad Smith is featured, among other stars including Gene Simmons and Taylor Hawkins, briefly talking twice about the band. The first time he says, “Hello. My Name is Chad Gaylord Smith. I’m a Scorpio and I’m in a little musical combo called the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” in a fake accent and in the second,”I am a huge Rush fan. One of the biggest.”
Anthony Kiedis is frequently seen at UFC matches but it seems that he’s taken his commitment to a new level and has bought shares in the organisation along with fellow Red Hot Chili Peppers’ band member Flea. WME-IMG purchased the UFC for more than $4 billion in May this year and apparently 23 celebrities have purchased sizable ownership stakes in the company (apparently the minimum stake was $250,000) and the list of those celebrities has now been revealed and it includes both Anthony Kiedis and Flea.
Source and full story: UP
Last night Bob Forrest played a show at McCabe’s Guitar Centre in Santa Monica, California. Billed as ‘Bob Forrest and Friends’ one of the friends was none other than Josh Klinghoffer on guitar (Josh played in The Bicycle Thief with Bob).