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I’ve just uploaded photos of the program from last night’s charity fundraiser, the Red Hot Benefit Concert, Music & & Quinceanera. I’ve added transcripts of the main text too. There’s a photo of RHCP, Anthony Kiedis and Flea are listed on the Silverlake page along with the above picture of Flea and obviously several pages feature Chad Smith since he and Will Ferrell were the hosts of the event. 

The full program with transcript of the main text can be seen HERE

 

The Red Hot Benefit Comedy & Quinceanera

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Last night (April 29th 2016) saw the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Beneficiaries from the event included Cancer for College and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The evening centered around the drumming talents of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ own Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell returning to the theme of their drum-off on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ back in 2014 for a re-match.

The Drum-Off Between Chad Smith & Will Ferrell @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016

 

This video starts with some of the pre-show warm up trivia, some interviews and then swaps to footage of the actual 2016 show (about 11 minutes in) which begins with a clip from the original drum off with Jimmy Fallon. The new drum off them takes place with guest appearances by drummers including Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Tommy Lee (from the late, great Motley Crue but who only clapped rather than play the drums). It concluded with Mick Fleetwood playing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ accompanied by a marching band, the USC Trojans (who looked more like Roman centurions than anything Troy related but what does this English girl know?!).

There was also other entertainment including Devo and a brief set by RHCP…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016

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Credit: Dave Rat

 

Set List:

Can’t Stop

Snow

Otherside

Californication

By The Way

Encore: Higher Ground

UPDATE: This video shows the whole show; some from back stage and there are clips of the person who took it and side views too but it gives those of us who weren’t there a better idea of what happened!

 

Please note: Videos and photos are only really starting to come out now. I will update if there’s anything else :)

Many thanks to Angra who was my LA reporter once again! And Shalhevet for extra information.

Humanity No 8 Exhibition Featuring Photos of Anthony Kiedis

HUMANITY Magazine is celebrating the launch of its eighth issue with an exclusive photography exhibition at Galerie 206 in Berlin which is a stand-alone gallery space located inside Department Store Quartier 206. The works featured include photos of Anthony Kiedis by  Scott Lipps. The exhibition is open from April 21st through to June 25th, 2016.

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Proceeds from the work sold will benefit charities including Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which of course, was founded by Flea with Kiedis serving as a board member.

Address:

GALERIE 206 im Departmentstore Quartier 206 ? 1. ETAGE

Friedrichstraße 71 ? 10117 Berlin

Source

Oddly enough, I’ve been posting about this magazine today as I recently got my copy of it. You can see scans, photos and a transcript here: Anthony Kiedis in Humanity Magazine No 8

RHCP at Jazzfest

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the headlining set at Jazzfest, New Orleans yesterday (24th April, 2016).

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Setlist:

01 Can’t Stop
02 Dani California
03 Scar Tissue
04 Ethiopia
05 Aeroplane
06 Snow ((Hey Oh))
07 Right On Time
08 Universally Speaking
09 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
10 Higher Ground
11 Under The Bridge
12 Suck My Kiss
13 Magic Johnson (tease)
14 Californication
15 By The Way

16 Around The World
Jam
17 Give It Away

 (Thanks to Henrik!)

 

Info:

George Porter Jr., Ziggy Modeliste and Ivan Neville from The Meters joined RHCP for a jam at the end of the concert.

Reviews

Nola.com

The New Orleans Advocate

Photos

Videos

Full show

 

 

RHCP & The Parker Foundation Launch for The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played at last night’s (April 13, 2016) gala at the Sean Parker and The Parker Foundation Launch for The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala in Los Angeles. Apparently they played Can’t stop, Otherside, Californication and By The Way.

 

 

I’ve just embedded a selection of photos- there are looks more on the Getty Images website

(Many thanks to my friend for the information).

New Flea Interview in Q Magazine

Flea was interviewed for the UK’s Q Magazine and there’s a double page feature in the latest edition (April 2016) where he talks about the new album, Bernie Sanders and David Bowie.

How’s the new LP going? Have you finished it yet?

“We’re near the end of it. I can’t say too much yet. Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. We’re heading into a new era and we’re really excited. It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

Full scans and transcript HERE

You can subscribe to Q Magazine or if you’re in the UK, the magazine is for sale right now! (Muse is on the cover).

 

Silverlake Benefit 2015

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On Saturday, October 17, 2015, FLEA and ANTHONY, will host 350 guests for a private dinner with a silent auction and performance by JOHN LEGEND, KAMASI WASHINGTON, and a surprise guest. With the outstanding help of the GALLERY GAGOSIAN in Beverly Hills, about 50 works of art by major artists will be sold during the dinner in a silent auction.

“Shepherding a non-profit music school for the last 14 years has taken an enormous amount of time, energy, and patience. Having the help from our contemporaries each year at our annual fundraiser has been hugely comforting and enables us to give thousands of kids a quality music education. I am so grateful for the assistance we are getting this year from the visual artists, some of whom are Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince, as well as performing musicians John Legend and Kamasi Washington. This promises to be a beautiful evening of music and art to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, whose students we owe everything to. Thank you and love to all.” — Flea

“The shindigs we throw to raise love, cash and awareness for SCM are as fun as they are meaningful. To see how huge the musicians and other artists contribute is testament to how important they all know the arts are for our young people. Let there be sound and vision my friends…..” — Anthony Kiedis

Art Donations from:

DAMIEN HIRST, ED RUSCHA, JEFF KOONS, RICHARD PRINCE, RICHARD SERRA, URS FISCHER, THOMAS HOUSEAGO, TERRY RICHARDSON, KENNY SCHARF, CHARMING BAKER, BERNIE TAUPIN, DANA LOUISE KIRKPATRICK, RETNA, TIM HENDRICKS, KIM GORDON

Specialty boutique items from:

DEBORAH PAGANI, THE ELDER STATESMEN, LIBERTINE

LIMITED INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE DONATION AMOUNT OF $2,500

AND A TABLE OF 10 AT $25,000

FOR TICKETS CONTACT:

events.scm@outlook.com

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RHCP San Diego Concert 2015

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Date: Sunday 27th September 2015

Venue: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a one-off gig on Sunday at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego. It was a fundraiser for youth performing arts education groups including Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Unfortunately the $1000 ticket price put it beyond the reach of most RHCP fans but it was in a good cause! And those lucky enough to be able to go got to see the Chilis play in a small venue and also see them digging deep into their back catalog to pull some old songs out and give them an airing for the first time in years!

Set List: san-diego-rhcp-set-list (Source: I’m pretty sure Julia RHCP posted this originally but it’s been copied so many times I’m not sure. Hopefully it’s OK to post it- please contact me if it isn’t.)

Can’t Stop
Factory of Faith
Nobody Weird Like Me
Otherside
Police Helicopter
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Under the Bridge
Me & My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Fire 
By the Way
Mommy, Where’s Daddy?


Give It Away Video from Flea’s Instagram page:

Last night first time playing live again after da shattered elbow. Yeeeah

A video posted by @sllollaryee on

Many thanks to Bruno Klinghoffer for uploading these!

And thanks to RHCPtvArgentina too! They have loads of clips of the other songs played on their YouTube channel