Anthony Kiedis Interview Classic Rock 200 August 2014

I’ve just been to do my parents’ shopping and glanced through the music magazines while in the supermarket as I usually do and today, I found this! Anthony isn’t named on the cover so was a nice surprise to find this lurking on the inside. This edition of Classic Rock is a special edition to commemorate the 200th publication and is featuring lots of interviews; the Kiedis one is in the ‘Family’ section. I’m not sure if it is a repeat of an earlier interview they’ve done with him ( I haven’t seen it  before and it doesn’t state it’s a re-run of something printed earlier) so I’m assuming it is new but I stand to be corrected on that.

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My first thought every day now is: go check on my son and make sure he’s happy. It’s a great relief. A little boy telling you he loves you or holding his body next to yours, those really are the highs that have no comedown.

Full transcript: Anthony Kiedis Classic Rock 200

Classic Rock can be purchased here

 

Early RHCP Photos for Sale

John Frusciante own original teeth Anthony Kiedis September 22 1989 West Hollywood Riot

Photo Richard Alan White. ©1989-2013

If anyone is interested, Richard Alan White has contacted me to say he is selling some of his photographs of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including Anthony Kiedis, taken at the Mother’s Milk aftershow party on the top of the West Hollywood Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Blvd, back in September (22nd) 1989.

The photos have been locked in a safe for the past 25 years and were recently uncovered by Richard. A double set prints were originally made (some of the original photos were given to Anthony) and then the negatives were put into a vault and basically forgotten about until recently when they were ‘re-discovered’.

If you are interested in finding out any more details such as prices, sizes, print runs and to see more of the images for sale, further information can be found HERE (Please note; these photos are initially for sale for three days only)

Flea Update! Vote, Look and Upcoming Appearance!

Lots of Flea related news coming in…

Firstly, there’s a newly issued photo of Flea at a LA Lakers game with Anthony Kiedis on December 9th:

Flea Anthony Kiedis courtside LA Lakers game

There are four more photos but they only feature Anthony (have all been posted on AnthonyKiedis.Net)

Flea is also up for nomination as Loudwire’s best bassist of the year. You can vote for him HERE He’s currently on second place behind Motely Crue’s Nikki Sixx so please get voting!

And finally, according to Loudwire’s news page, Flea is to announce the acts which will join the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday December 11th, 2012. The announcement ceremony will take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on 11a.m local time – the first time that the Rock Hall induction ceremony has been staged in Los Angeles since 1993. Source

Silverlake Fundraiser at Flea’s House!

If anyone fancies babysitting my two children while I pop over to the US for a few days….?!!

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music announced today that its founder, Red Hot Chili Pepper‘s bassist Flea, and bandmate/front-man Anthony Kiedis will host an event to benefit the school on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Flea’s house in Los Angeles. Oh yeah, it’s also Flea’s birthday.

 

The intimate evening will include special performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rancid, dinner and a limited silent auction featuring support from President Bill Clinton, Chad Smith, Raymond Pettibon, Damien Hirst, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Tim Armstrong, John Varvatos, Maroon 5, Santa Maria Novella, Khiels, Fender, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kelly Slater, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Summers, LnA Clothing, Supreme and Shepard Fairey among our auction supporters.

Donation amount to attend the event are $1500.00, and all in kind donations are fully tax deductible.

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is still soliciting for auction contributions, gift bag items and sponsors

Source

 

Site Update

I’m trying to play catch up here and one of the things I’ve done is to scan and upload some more back issue magazines featuring the Chili Peppers that I’ve recently added to my collection; so here are the latest offerings :)

During the period when you left the band, you were addicted to heroin. How much do you still think of those times?

“If you’re an artist, I don’t think you ever put anything that’s ever happened behind you. Everything that’s ever happened to me culminates in everything I do thereafter.”

There’s a one page interview with John Frusciante where he talks about the pressures of being in the band and discussed the period when he used heroin as being a valuable experience that he doesn’t regret.

There’s also an in-depth interview in Guitar World with Dave Navarro from 1996 talking about his life, Jane’s Addiction and RHCP’s One Hot Minute, a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ discograpy from 1992, a mention in an article where RHCP came third in a list of the funniest moments in rock for their infamous sock wearing (there is also a full page photo for anyone interested…), a review of RHCP in London togther with a news item about Flea & a brief interview with Flea talking about working on ‘Bust a Move’ track.

Then, in the middle of the posh hotel bar, he stands up turns around and drops his trousers. A lot of fidgety hand movements around his groin area follows. The he swings around, trousers and pants around the knees, his arse smiling to everyone present and both arms open wide in declaration.

There’s a forest of black tangled pubes looking me in the eye as Antwan’s kingsize whopper hangs loosely, snug in its white sock. A few heads turn. I break down in laughter and Antwan scoops them all up and puts ‘em away again.

A couple of articles have also been added over on AnthonyKiedis.net e.g a news item about Anthony breaking his wrist in 1997 and a review of the RHCP tour where they were accompanied by the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam and what happened when AK celebrated his birthday. There is also a very early interview from 1988 when AK is mostly interviewed (with a few additions by Flea) and he is discussing wearing socks and sex.

RHCP: Israel

Anthony kiedis RHCP arrives in Jerusalem September 2012

Anthony Kiedis and RHCP arrived in Israel for their concert at Hayarkon Park.

The decision to play Israel by the band sparked a lot of controvery online with even a Palestinian group set up calling for the Chili Peppers to cancel the concert and it seems that the controversy is continuing in a different way as things don’t seem to be getting off to a brilliant start for Anthony Kiedis in the country; a local TV station is running an item on the arrival of the Red Hot Chili Peppers including footage of a brief altercation between Anthony and a camera man working for an Israeli TV station.

The article accompanying the video suggests that the vocalist was nervous but it seems more likely that he was annoyed by the man filming him while trying to enjoy the view from a viewing platform (a woman who was standing close to Anthony also walked off seemingly annoyed so maybe that was a factor too?) as Anthony can be just about heard saying something about a “nice welcome” in a sarcastic tone before going over to the camera man and appearing to punch the camera (from the comments made; the footage at this point is of the floor rather than what is happening) resulting in a brief argument between the two men.

Anthony is persuaded to get into the car by others around him while Dave Mushegain (AK’s close friend and RHCP photographer for the forthcoming fan based book) tells the cameraman repeatedly that he’s “done” filming.

 

Screencaps:

Many thanks to Shalhevet & Ana for sourcing the links. News report with video link HERE

RHCP Induction into Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame

Red Hot Chili Peppers inducted into Cleveland Hall of Fame

Preparations are underway for the latest inductions into Cleveland’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in a short while and of course, the inductees this year include the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Watch the Event Live!

Live streaming of the event can be viewed HERE

Details: Get live streaming video of the red carpet at Public Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Then, join us for our pre-show at 7:30 p.m. with cleveland.com’s Denise Polverine and The Plain Dealer’sMichael Norman as we set the stage for tonight’s program and get to know the Rock Hall’s Class of 2012. Watch exclusive live streaming video from backstage as the inductees meet the press in the media room, starting around 8:30 p.m. (Note: Times given are Eastern Time Zones for the US)

RHCP Table Settings:

RHCP: Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Set Up Photos

Red Hot Chili Peppers inducted into Cleveland Hall of Fame preparation

Red Hot Chili Peppers inducted into Cleveland Hall of Fame stage

Blackie Dammett in Cleveland:

Anthony Kiedis’ father was photographed in Cleveland earlier today

Anthony Kiedis father Blackie Dammett Red Hot CHili Peppers induction to Rock N Roll Hall of FameRHCP Are There!


Many thanks to Andjelka, Ana Paula and Anita for info updates.

Frusciante NOT with RHCP at Hall of Fame Induction

An interview with Chad Smith for Billboard, that’s just been released, has confirmed that John Frusciante will not be appearing with the other Red Hot Chili Peppers members when RHCP is inducted into the Rock in Rock Hall of Fame; he also confirms that Anthony Kiedis is on the mend and that the band are preparing for the release of another single off I’m With You:

That said, Smith expects the group to be on the road for most of the rest of this year. With Kiedis “on the mend,” the Chili Peppers hit the road again on March 29 in Tampa, Fla., before heading to Europe in June, with some U.S. make-up dates in August and in the fall. So a new album certainly isn’t likely until the end of 2013 at the earliest.

Meanwhile, the Chili Peppers are also prepping for the release of a another single from “I’m With You” (“Brendan’s Death Song”) as well as the group’s April 14 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith says the group, which on that night will also include past drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez, will perform at the ceremony as well as host a private party the night before the inductions. Guitarist John Frusciante, however, will not be attending.

“He didn’t feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect,” Smith says. “We asked him… He said, ‘I’m just not really comfortable with that, but good luck and thanks for inviting me.’ It was all good. He’s the kind of guy, I think, that once he’s finished with something he’s just on to the next phase of his life. The Chili Peppers are not really on his radar right now.”

But, Smith adds, that won’t dampen the celebration in Cleveland. “I’m very pleased about it,” he says. “Music’s not a competition. Yeah, you like to win Grammys and stuff, but (the Rock Hall) is different. It’s not like the flavor of the month or the flavor of the year; it’s for a long career we’ve been fortunate enough to have. I’m very humbled, because the people who are in there…it’s not a joke. It’s very cool. So we’re looking forward to it. It’ll be a fun thing. There’s no pressure, like, ‘Are we gonna win?,’ none of that s***. We can just go and have a good time and celebrate with our friends and our families and our fans.”

Read the full Billboard article HERE 

Thanks to Ana and Andjelka for the heads up on this article.