It’s All So Quiet!

The website is still “active” just to let people know- there’s just been no reliable news to post on RHCP generally other than band members doing individual things. I won’t post paparazzi photos out of respect for band members. The official RHCP website is allowing people to sign up for news on the planned tour for next year but that’s about it for now- the album will not be out for a fair while yet (I know rumour and gossip have been saying this summer/#soon but it is only gossip and not accurate).

I saw Flea’s book in a local store this week- I didn’t even know it had been released in paperback. It was £10.99 for anyone in Britain who is interested (it looked “fragile” so maybe paying the little extra for the hardback might be a better idea as I think the book spine would split easily).

Flea Interviewed for “The Trap Set”

Flea was interviewed for ” The Trap Set with Joe Wong.” It is mostly personal stuff, taking about memories, reading/authors, Acid For The Children, etc.  There is limited mention of the Red Hot Chili Peppers but he talks about them writing and working with John (about 52 minutes in).

You can hear the interview here: The Trap Set with Joe Wong: Flea 

An Update: Josh Klinghoffer Leaving RHCP and John Frusciante Returning

Adding this an announcement for anyone who doesn’t know the latest band news, and also to summarise the events now we’ve had time to process shock announcement.

Last weekend, a post appeared on the official band Instagram thanking Josh for his contribution over the last 10 years and saying he was no longer the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It also stated that John Frusciante was returning to the band.

Initially, people thought the account had been hacked and that this announcement was a hoax as it was so sudden and unexpected. To add to the confusion, it didn’t appear on the band’s other social media accounts at the same time, including the official website (it was posted there the following day- UK time at least).

Flea posted the same announcement on his personal Instagram and Twitter accounts shortly afterwards, but many people still weren’t sure it was genuine until James Slovak* publicly confirmed it was. Chad posted the same announcement a few hours later. (* Hillel’s brother. James, I believe, works for QPrime, RHCP’s management team, and that’s the most likely reason he knew the post was genuine).

No details are given on the announcement and it merely states the band is “parting ways” with Josh. No mention is even given of Josh leaving to pursue his solo career which would have been the logical explanation given the recent release of his Pluralone CD.

As for details, the same account is circulating from numerous sources and that is John requested to rejoin the band and since that was agreed, there was no longer a position for Josh. If true, whether Josh left of his own accord, or was asked to leave, isn’t known. The only definite is that John was photographed with Flea in the summer (July) so they have been back in contact recently.

How long John has actually been back in the band again isn’t known. It might be starting with the announcement, or they might have been together for a while, or he might have been working with just one band member initially and it led from there.

As for the forthcoming expected RHCP album, Flea recently stated during one of his promotional interviews for his memoir, ‘Acid For The Children,’ that an album will be released next year in 2020. There have been various mentions that the band are working on an album. The most recent comment about the actual process was, ironically now, from Josh at the Ohana Festival a couple of months ago (29th September), stating work was slow due to family commitments of the other band members. It certainly sounded like he was part of the process then and people at that point assumed he was as there was no reason to think otherwise. Some fans are now speculating that work has already begun with John, but there is currently no actual evidence for this.

An interview with Josh is due to be aired on 5th January so maybe more details about his departure will be made public then. No member of the band has commented publicly at the time of writing this. Flea has tweeted a few things about loving Josh and about his solo work, but nothing about the reasons for his departure.

As for Josh, for those of you concerned about him, I’ve had word back saying he is fine and I know a couple of other fan pages have had the same message too.

The Announcement:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer. Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.

We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group.

Thank you.

US Only: Free Excerpts Vinyl For Pre-orders of ‘Acid For The Children’ by Flea

Like the book signings, if you are lucky enough to live in the US, there is another promotion only available to you to accompany the release of Flea’s autobiography, Acid For The Children. If you have pre-ordered his memoir, you can apply for a free vinyl of Flea reading excerpts from it (taken from the audiobook). The instructions certainly read as though you can use existing pre-orders to obtain this as you have to upload your proof of ordering (and there is no sales link).

You can order it HERE

It is sadly not available for pre-orders of the book anywhere else.

Flea: CBS This Morning Book Promotion

Flea is going to be featured on CBS This Morning next Saturday (2nd November). The RHCP bassist will be appearing on the show to promote his forthcoming autobiography, ‘Acid For The Children.’ The interview has already has been recorded and the program’s co-host, Anthony Mason, has posted about the recording on his Instagram account. There is a photo of Flea and a video of him playing piano.

Flea Book Promotion Dates

More dates have been added (all in the US 🙁 ) to promote Flea’s forthcoming autobiography, Acid For The Children. Not all dates current have ticket information; I’m trying to find that out and will update when there’s more info.

Source: Grand Central Publishing


NYC daytime book signing: I emailed Barnes and Noble and they replied with a link to the Facebook page they’ve set up for the event so I’ve added those details below.

LA Vista Theatre: This has now been removed from the publisher’s details EDIT: I’ve just had a lovely email back from them and there was a provisional booking made which wasn’t confirmed- guess it remained on the publisher’s list and got posted by mistake



    Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue 


    Powerhouse Arena 


    Music Box Theater 


    Orpheum Theater 


    JCC of San Francisco 


    This event isn’t taking place. It was originally listed on the publisher’s website as one of the book signing dates, but was removed and the venue has confirmed it’s not taking place there.


    Palace Theater 


    Lawndale Art Center 

    Ticket Sales Link


    Bellingham High School 


    Rio Theatre 

    $35 At time of writing only general admission was available with a copy of the book (no tickets left to stand in the photo line)

  • LA

    $45 General Admission seating + Book
    $55 Reserved Section seating + Book
    $20 General Admission Seating (on sale Nov 4, 10am)

    Ticket Sales Link

Book Launch for Flea’s ‘Acid For The Children’

There is to be an official book launch for Flea’s forthcoming memoirs, Acid For The Children, on Tuesday 5th November, 2019.

The event will be held at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased HERE and will cost $35 which includes a copy of the book.


Tuesday Nov 05, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.


Many thanks to Angra for the information.