RHCP First Performance of 2015!

A bit of a surprise to get up and see these photos this morning as I’d seen nothing on the websites I check or in the news feeds saying they were due to play. It seems that the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala which benefited the J/P Haitian Relief Organization yesterday (January 10th 2015).

Apparently they were the surprise performance of the evening which I guess is why so little was known about this in advance (other than Chad posting a photo of his drum kit shortly beforehand). Source

Clip of By The Way from Chad’s Instagram page: http://instagram.com/p/xtHtlsRo8-/

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Many thanks to Shalhevet for the info!

Charity Surfboards by Flea and Anthony Kiedis for Auction

A Benefit for Surfers Healing Foundation

Dates: Saturday, November 22 through December 31, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction is holding a fundraiser to benefit Surfers Healing Foundation which is a “foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing”.

Both Flea and Anthony Kiedis have contributed to this event.

Anthony’s Board:

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Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle. Izzy Paskowitz’s father was ‘Doc’ Dorian Paskowitz and that is who Anthony is referring to in his artwork and dedication. He was a surfing pioneer and legend. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. (You can find out more about him in his book, ‘Surfing and Health’). SONY DSC

Online auction link to Anthony’s surfboard: HERE. Flea’s Board: ???????? Bidding link to Flea’s surfboard:  HERE

You have two days left to bid on both of these surfboards if you are interested!

Thanks to Shalhevet for the link and to Anne for the additional link & info on ‘Doc’ Paskowitz.

Flea and Thomas Houseago’s Sculptures

There’s an interesting piece on Flea’s friendship with sculptor Thomas Houseago on The Hollywood Reporter website:flea-sculpture-thomas-houseago

Apparently Flea is a great fan of artist, Thomas Houseago’s pieces and would like to own one but  he doesn’t have a place to put one as many of the pieces are so big. After tracking the artist down, Flea and Houseago became friends

At their first meeting, the two talked for three hours. “I was like, ‘Oh, he’s a brother.’ With Flea, it was just straight up,” recalls Houseago…

And it turns out that the artist brought one of Flea’s former homes, The Castle in Los Feliz, without realising it;

“It was pure chance. I had no idea it used to be Flea’s house,”

Houseago donated a piece to the recent Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit evening auction. It was a mask sculpture and was bought by Anthony Kiedis.

Full story: The Hollywood Reporter

Auction for RHCP Signed Lakers Jersey

For anyone interested (Christmas is coming! It would make a lovely present for someone!), a Lakers’ jersey signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is up for auction to help raise money for WhyHunger. WhyHunger is a non-profit organisation working to end poverty and hunger.

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This item is closing on  December 10th at 12:10pm and can be bid on now at: http://bit.ly/1t5gEds

 

Thanksgiving RHCP Fest on SiriusXM Lithium

SiriuxXM Lithium are holding a RHCP fest for the Thanksgiving Weekend featuring Anthony Kiedis and also music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of the promotion for ‘Fandemonium’:

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Anthony Kiedis is coming home for the holidays! Join the RHCP frontman all Thanksgiving Weekend long for Lithium’s Red Hot Chili PeppersFandemonium Feast! He’s talking about the new book, Fandemonium. Plus, serving up extra helpings of RHCP music. #RHCPFeast

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Many thanks to Shalhevet for the link!

Give Peace – General Pants Co

 

general-pants-helena-vestergaard-anthony-kiedis-1Anthony Kiedis has had his photo taken for a charity campaign with his girlfriend, Helena Vestergaard, for General Pants Co’s #givepeace charity collection. General Pants Co have teamed with some other brands to produce the clothes and all proceeds will be given to Save The Children Australia and The Salvation Army Oasis Youth. The photos and video are now out.

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Helena and Anthony are wearing the t-shirt by KSUBI. Collection sales link HERE

Many thanks to Conocido and Angra for the details!

No Rick Rubin…

Anthony was interviewed in front of fans in NYC yesterday as part of the promotion of ‘Fandemonium’. During the interview he announced that Rick Rubin would not be producing the new album,

Rick Rubin is sadly not producing this record… We’re about to experiment with some different individuals that are good at producing music so when one of them clicks, we’ll let you know who it’s going to be. It’s pretty exciting. I feel like it’s a better batch of songs than we’ve had in a long time…and I’ve never seen these boys so hungry to roll up their sleeves and make a record.

Anthony Kiedis & The Roots on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Anthony appeared on the Jimmy Fallon ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday 20th November. He performed ‘Under The Bridge’ as a ‘sit-in’ with The Roots  and there was also a plug for the ‘Fandemonium’ book with Anthony briefly talking about the book; although from the clip below (all I’ve seen here as I don’t think the show is broadcast here in the UK), it seemed to be mostly the host talking about a t-shirt swapping story with Anthony…

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Thanks to RHCP Portugal and for Angra for linking me to the post.