Articles & Scans

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Welcome! We now have about 500 magazines featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers scanned and online so please enjoy 🙂

Please note: These scans are for other fans to enjoy. It has cost a lot of time, effort and money to collect & upload these scans so please either leave the site logo or add a link back to this website so people can view the original scans and transcripts in full. Please just don’t crop and copy (due to issues on Instagram, some of the scans are shown only as thumbnails- not a decision I took lightly but I was forced into it by rudeness and no appreciation of the costs & effort involved or the fact that many of these scans are of my personal collection of magazines). Thank you!

Magazines are arranged chronologically below but the complete alphabetical list can be viewed HERE At the end of this page, there are also links to our non-English magazine section (Around the World) plus concert reviews, adverts, etc. 

Articles relevant to a particular band member can also be found on the menu page for each of the RHCP band members- click on the ‘Band Members’ section- tab under the banner-to access.


The birth of Red Hot Chili Peppers & the early years. 1984 saw the release of the band’s self-titled Red Hot Chili Peppers album; Freaky Styley was released the following year; Uplift Mofo Party Plan followed in 1987 & Mother’s Milk in 1989. The period saw a number of band member changes including the appointment of John Frusciante & Chad Smith and tragically the death of guitarist Hillel Slovak in 1988.


1990 saw RHCP change labels to Warner Bros with Blood Sugar Sex Magik being released the following year. In 1992, John Frusciante, unable to cope with the pressures of fame & touring, abruptly quit the band and a period of change over the role of guitarist followed with Arik Marshall, Jesse Tobias and eventually Dave Navarro stepping into the role.


Essentially the Dave Navarro years; Dave first appeared with the band at Woodstock 1994. This period saw the release of One Hot Minute in 1995.



In April 1998, it was annouced that Dave Navarro had left the band thus paving the way for the return of one John Frusciante. The epic Californication followed the next year in 1999. In 2001, the Chili Peppers released their first concert DVD, Off the Map.



Following the two year tour for Californication, the band immediately started writing for the follow up album, By The Way, which was released in 2002. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second live DVD, Slane Castle, was released in 2003 along with ‘Greatest Hits’ album featuring two new tracks a couple of months later, followed by the live album, Live in Hyde Park in 2004.



The Stadium Arcadium years; the album and then the tour.



The quiet RHCP years as the band went on hiatus following the gruelling Stadium Arcadium tour with band members dispersing to pursue their own interests. Late 2009 saw the announcement that John Frusciante had left the band (some time before). Josh Klinghoffer replaced Frusciante & rehearsals for a new album began with actual with recording beginning in September 2010.

The come back year for RHCP with the new line up and new album, ‘I’m With You.’ Early in the year articles started to appear touting the album as one of the ‘must hear’ albums of 2011 and then the band featured heavily in the world’s press with the album release. 2011 also saw the start of the tour to promote ‘I’m With You.’


RHCP still continue to feature in the world’s press with the continuation of the world tour (although initial dates were postponed due to Anthony’s foot injury) and RHCP being inducted into The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in April.



  The continuation of the ‘I’m With You’ tour






And it continues still more! Some concert dates for the end of the ‘I’m With You’ tour and reports of work starting later in the year on a new album are starting to come through… so watch this space!





Getting ready for the new album….





The lead up to the new album, ‘The Getaway’ which was released in June and the corresponding tour. Vert few magazine interviews for the new album compared to previous ones- most of the promotional material was through interviews released on social media.




And suddenly the magazine interviews and articles became a trickle… There is currently very little mention of RHCP in (what is left) of the music press.



All non-English magazine scans are added to their appropriate year in the main index but have also been added here – we have magazine scans in a range of languages including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.



The Rockinfreakapotamus Fanclub was the official RHCP fanclub & ran in conjunction with the RHCP website under the care of Blackie Dammett (father of Anthony Kiedis); it produced magazines & frequent newsletter updates on the band.




A selection of RHCP featuring on the covers of magazines




Magazine adverts for concerts, tours and records.




The index for TCS magazine scans featuring a live review of Red Hot Chili Peppers.



Please note: It has cost a lot of time, effort and money to collect & upload these back issues (so please do not copy them to another website without a credit/ link back to this site or remove the site logo).  Thank you!

If you have any magazines/scans that you would like to donate (we will always credit) or sell, please contact me. Help is also gratefully received with any translations of articles that people can offer or typed transcripts of the magazines.  My email is

We’ve recently updated our magazine scan logo in celebration of the new RHCP line up but would still like to thank Hannah R for kindly giving us permission to use her art work as our earlier logo.

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    • No they haven’t disbanded and are in fact, currently in the studio recording their next album which is due out some time next year. They have also announced a couple of festival dates for next summer too. The guitarist, John Frusciante quit the band, but the band didn’t disband; Josh Klinghoffer is currently playing guitar.

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