Jim Leatherman Photographic Exhibition Featuring RHCP

The City Arts Factory in Orlando, Florida, is hosting an exhibition of photographs spanning a thirty year period by photographer Jim Leatherman. The exhibition includes photos Leatherman took of the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

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In the front row, sweat-soaked victims braced themselves against stage-diving kicks to the face that caused noses and gums to gush. On stage, the Red Hot Chili Peppers tore shirtless through songs off recently released The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. It was 1987, Flea had maybe one tattoo, Hillel Slovak was still alive and Orlando photographer Jim Leatherman drove six hours to plant himself in this seedy part of Atlanta to watch the Chili Peppers’ bloody blossom. From the second story of the venue where Leatherman perched, his shutter snapped an overhead perspective of an intense shared experience – a memory that three years later, when the Chili Peppers played Visage Nightclub in Orlando, brought singer Anthony Kiedis to tears when Leatherman showed up with the photos.

“Timing is the most important thing for me,” Leatherman says. “I’m not just there to take a picture. I want to wait for the exact moment. I’m always looking through the viewfinder, always looking through the screen. Waiting, waiting, waiting.”

Leatherman approached the rock star and shyly gifted him the photos, planning to simply pass them on and then back off. (Note that while his camera intrudes fearlessly to catch intimate moments during pivotal performances, Leatherman’s social demeanor is humbly unobtrusive.) Instead, Kiedis barked for him to come closer, and the pair sat for nearly half an hour while Kiedis went through the photos and reflected on his friendship with original Chili Peppers guitarist Slovak, who had died between the Atlanta show and the Orlando date. According to Leatherman, Kiedis cried off and on during the exchange.

“At the time, Mother’s Milk had just come out, so [Red Hot Chili Peppers] were starting to get really big,” Leatherman says. “I just thought he would be this kind of weird, scary party dude that really wouldn’t give me the time of day, and he turned out to be the sweetest, most emotional guy that I’ll never forget. It was cool, and just to have somebody appreciate my pictures was even more cool.”

The exhibition runs from its opening today (April 16th 2015; exhibition opens at 6 p.m) until May 15th at the  City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.

Full story and source: Orlando Weekly

 

 

Jim Leatherman Photographic Exhibition Featuring RHCP

The City Arts Factory in Orlando, Florida, is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Jim Leatherman spanning a thirty year period. The exhibition includes photos Leatherman took of the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Jim-Leatherman-Red-Hot-Chili-Peppers-Orlando-exhibition

In the front row, sweat-soaked victims braced themselves against stage-diving kicks to the face that caused noses and gums to gush. On stage, the Red Hot Chili Peppers tore shirtless through songs off recently released The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. It was 1987, Flea had maybe one tattoo, Hillel Slovak was still alive and Orlando photographer Jim Leatherman drove six hours to plant himself in this seedy part of Atlanta to watch the Chili Peppers’ bloody blossom. From the second story of the venue where Leatherman perched, his shutter snapped an overhead perspective of an intense shared experience – a memory that three years later, when the Chili Peppers played Visage Nightclub in Orlando, brought singer Anthony Kiedis to tears when Leatherman showed up with the photos.

“Timing is the most important thing for me,” Leatherman says. “I’m not just there to take a picture. I want to wait for the exact moment. I’m always looking through the viewfinder, always looking through the screen. Waiting, waiting, waiting.”

Leatherman approached the rock star and shyly gifted him the photos, planning to simply pass them on and then back off. (Note that while his camera intrudes fearlessly to catch intimate moments during pivotal performances, Leatherman’s social demeanor is humbly unobtrusive.) Instead, Kiedis barked for him to come closer, and the pair sat for nearly half an hour while Kiedis went through the photos and reflected on his friendship with original Chili Peppers guitarist Slovak, who had died between the Atlanta show and the Orlando date. According to Leatherman, Kiedis cried off and on during the exchange.

“At the time, Mother’s Milk had just come out, so [Red Hot Chili Peppers] were starting to get really big,” Leatherman says. “I just thought he would be this kind of weird, scary party dude that really wouldn’t give me the time of day, and he turned out to be the sweetest, most emotional guy that I’ll never forget. It was cool, and just to have somebody appreciate my pictures was even more cool.”

The exhibition runs from its opening today (April 16th 2015; exhibition opens at 6 p.m) until May 15th at the City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.

Full story and source: Orlando Weekly

 

 

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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A video posted by Chad Smith (@chadsmithofficial) on

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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!