ET Canada Interview with Anthony Kiedis

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RHCP’s frontman, Anthony Kiedis, has given an exclusive interview with ET Canada on his health and recent hospitalization and why the Red Hot Chili peppers had to cancel the shows:

Transcript

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, I’m good. Thank you. I think I had to get really sick to take a look at myself and get to the causes and conditions of my own health. And it turned out to be a good thing albeit being painful and a very sad to have to cancel the show. We don’t really do that. I’d rather play deathly ill than not play at all but in this particular instance, I was starting to go down as into the ground, so I got rushed to the hospital, got some help and now I get to figure things out.

ET Canada: That’s one of the things I’m interested from your perspective; this band is never one that cancels shows and I think that’s why people were so concerned but do you think it was blown out of all proportion? Coz I remember…

Anthony Kiedis: Umm…I think it was a slow news day.

ET Canada: Yeah, yeah.

Anthony Kiedis: Was what it was. Umm… yeah, you know when I opened my phone and saw I was on the news, I was like everything must be OK in the world today if that’s what’s making the news. Ummm… we don’t like to cancel shows. I had a teacher in high school who was called Carolee Brogue who was Peter Pan on Broadway when she was a kid, and she had uncontrollable diarrhoea but there was a matinee to play and a regular show to play, and she played them both with a diaper on, and she taught the acting class I was in that the show must go on. Don’t hang it up just coz you’re not feeling good, there’s a lot of people involved here, make it happen. So that’s been my philosophy for life until you just fall over and can’t actually stand up to play. So…

ET Canada: Are you comfortable telling us what happened or no?

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah. Basically I had inflammation in my guts. I had a stomach virus a few weeks ago and I’ve had operations on hernias from singing and…

ET Canada: Oh, really?
Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, coz I sing loud and dance and sometimes you rip your stomach open. So the scar tissue, the flu virus conspired to create an impassable inflammation so nothing I was eating was getting past the stomach and that becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out. So I had to be pumped clean in the hospital and lo and behold, I’m on the mend. But it’s a process.

ET Canada: How do you feel now?

Anthony Kiedis: Good. Not great but good.

Chad Smith & Flea Talk to Sirius XM

Sirius XM have released a few extracts of Chad Smith and Flea talking to Pearl Jam guitarist, Mike McCready, at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans a few weeks ago.

Update: Here’s the full interview:

Red Hot Chili Peppers interview with Mike McCready (2016/05/17) from Tchefuncte Bonaparte on Vimeo.

 

Transcript:
Flea: I was listening to Prince a lot. He was a real big part of our development, my development.
Did you ever get to play with him?
Flea: I never did.
It would have been something like you guys would have crossed paths.
Flea: I never did. I never did. .Anthony hung with him I think once but in the pantheon of guys that we listen to a lot and stuff, especially like, because there’s few records ypu man we were so… Pre-Purple Rain, pre-1999 actually whatever the record is before that; Dirty Mind, Controversy. Like, what’s that 12” he put out? Time? In time? [Flea hums]

I kinda knew stuff a little bit after that. Sign of the Times was my record.

When is the new record coming out?
Flea: Soon. It was just mastered like yesterday.
The new single?
Flea: The new single is going to be called, ‘Go Robot’. And it’s a funny, funky, up-tempo jam. And it’s funny because when we were mixing and writing it and stuff …it was a real… I wanted it to sound like Controversy by Prince.”

Do you guys have any idea how integral and important you guys are to us as a band? And do you remember those early touring when we were with you?
Chad Smith: I do
And how important it was to us how cool you treated us. You know. And that’s just to me, I’m saying that but there are so many… [stumbles for words a bit] Stone wanting to play with Jack Irons to Jack Irons knowing Eddie to that whole thing.
Chad Smith: Umm. We have a connection. Yeah. We have a serious connection
But it could be said that we wouldn’t exist without the Chili Peppers
Chad Smith: No. Nah, nah, no…
In a lot of ways. It would be tough. We got to go out onto that tour with you, Blood Sugar Sex Magik when you guys were blowing up and you were super cool to us and introduced us to a whole way of this is how we do it. And now, you’re monitor Smity(?) is now our tour manager, Carey who was with Ratsound who was with Dave Rat…
Chad Smith: You poached all of our guys!
We poached all of your guys! Because they were all so good. You know?
Chad Smith: And they loved you. And I’m glad that it’s worked out as… you know?
Do you know how much we love you is what I’m trying to say?
Chad Smith: I do and it’s really nice for you to say that and you know, ummm…
Do you remember that tour of ’92?
Chad Smith: Yeah, I do!
Me too
Chad Smith: I do. It was a long time ago.
It was
Chad Smith: We were young men. And I used to be crazier.
Yup
Chad Smith: Yup!
Me too
Chad Smith: Yeah. Well, we were young and like you say, music was kinda charging. But I remember but I don’t know if you know this is that we were getting ready to go on tour, we were rehearsing at this place called the Alley in the Valley that we used to play all the time. And Smashing Pumpkins were already on the bill. And it was like, I want to say it was not long before, maybe a month before or maybe less. I don’t know but maybe you would know because you would know when, like you’re like you’re going on tour. But, Flea came, we were looking for a third band to go on tour and we like arrrrr, what can it be or who or what? And Flea was like, Jack Irons is friends with this Eddie who sings in this new band and they’ve put their record out and it would be really cool, you guys listen to it as a favour …
I did not know this
Chad Smith: Maybe take them out as your opening band.
Jack Irons?

Chad Smith: S sure why not? I remember sitting around his car. He used to have this Mercedes that had every panel of his car painted a different colour.
Flea?
Chad Smith: Flea yeah. Clown car. Very Subtle. Wouldn’t know who as going down… [laughter] ‘90? Or ’91 was it?
That wasn’t a soft model, maybe. for a Mercedes you’re saying. Wow!
Chad Smith: Wow. It was definitely a wow car! And I remember him hitting, I think it was a cassette. [mumbling]
It probably was, yes.
He puts a cassette in. We were all hanging out smoking cigarettes. After rehearsal and listened to like about 30 seconds. And we were like, that’s pretty good. Yeah, OK! [Laughter]
I’m gonna thank you right now for doing that!
Chad Smith: And that was it. Everyone was in a good mood that day!

Phew! I’m glad you guys all left rehearsal in a good mood. So you might of heard… I guess the record must have been out. It must have been out then or something. Was it [?] or was it a three song EP or something
Chad Smith: Literally. I don’t want to be disrespectful at all. But we listened to it.
I did not know that story
Chad Smith: That is a true story. That is a true story. And then you guys come out with us. And..
It was so much fun.
Chad Smith: We had a blast.
My god it was so fun!
Chad Smith: We all had fun!
So fun! It was our first big tour. You guys were like hitting [?] hard.We were just like playing to 25 people, for 50 people but it didn’t matter. We had 8 or 10 songs maybe. And then you guys were so cool to us. … What I thought is personally when we were starting to make it is when Anthony wore our hat one night. He wore a Pearl Jam hat and I was like, we’re starting to make it! Anthony’s wearing our hat!

Latest News on Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis is feeling a little better each day and…  he’s home! I think that’s the news everyone wanted to hear!

We continue to send Anthony our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and also send our love to his family too as they have been through a really stressful time as well.

UPDATE: A British newspaper is running an article about Anthony Kiedis being out eating sushi with Flea on Sunday. I had linked to it previously. People immediately wondered about that (the sushi and the date) and there has been a lot of discussion about it because hair lengths (Flea) were different… My ‘AAA’ team have been working over time and we had the location of the photo, checked it out and there isn’t even a sushi place in that area. There is an organic food store which would have made more sense. However, I’ve just had verified word that this story is false. Anthony Kiedis was not out eating sushi on Sunday!

RHCP Still to Play Rock on The Range

Local news sites in Ohio are reporting that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will still be playing at Rock in the Range at the weekend. Although tomorrow’s iHeart Radio launch party for the new RHCP album, ‘The Getaway,’ has been postponed, a spokesperson for the band has confirmed that the band are expected to go ahead with the Ohio concert as scheduled. This extract is taken from The Columbus Dispatch:

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Transcript:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still expected to perform at Rock on the Range on Sunday even though lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized over the weekend, a spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

Source and full news story

RHCP Album Launch Party Postponed

I don’t think this will be a massive surprise to anyone but the launch party scheduled for RHCP’s ‘The Getaway’ on Tuesday has been postponed due to Anthony Kiedis’ illness and hospitalization. It has also been announced that Anthony is suffering from intestinal flu::

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Transcript:

Anthony and iHeart Radio update

Due to Anthony Kiedis’ hospitalization from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday evening, the Red Hot Chili Peppers regretfully must postpone their upcoming concert for iHeart Radio on May 17th. They would like to extend their gratitude to the fans for the outpouring of well wishes. Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon.

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Photos of RHCP at KROQ Weenie Roast

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Getty Images have uploaded a number of photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (of course without Anthony) at KROQ’s Weenie Roast yesterday (14th May). Some of the photos show Chad Smith and Flea being interviewed backstage prior to the concert (video in post below) and the others are of Chad Smith, Flea and Josh Klinghoffer on stage announcing to the audience that RHCP would not be playing due to Anthony Kiedis being taken to hospital :(

 

Update on Anthony Kiedis

News is coming through (family member & verified source) that Anthony is going to be OK and that no surgery is needed. Sorry there were no other details but that contains the most important information. We still send AK, and everyone around him, our best wishes and love.

Obviously we will update if needed.

RHCP Cancel Weenie Roast

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News is coming from Weenie Roast that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have had to cancel their appearance due to Anthony Kiedis being taken to hospital. The rest of the band came onto stage well before the group’s scheduled appearance to say they would not be playing as they were taking Anthony to the hospital. Flea made the announcement.

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There’s now a video online of the announcement which you can see HERE

Update: Billboard have updated their news story (link below) to say:

According to a rep for the radio station, Kiedis was taken from the venue in an ambulance suffering from extreme stomach pain. A diagnosis is unknown at this time.

Chad Smith’s wife, Nancy, has tweeted this:

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There are currently no more details. We will obviously update if we find out any more.

Billboard are now running the story HERE

 

Update: David Mushegain has posted this on Instagram:

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Sending our thoughts and love to Anthony, his family and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers <3

Anthony Kiedis Talks about The Getaway

Anthony Kiedis was interviewed by Jo Whiley for Radio 2 (British radio station) about the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s new album, The Getaway. Thanks to Milan for recording this and sharing the link!

Transcript:

Radio 2 Interview With Anthony Kiedis.

Introduction

 

Jo Whiley: Welcome to the show, sir. How are you?

Anthony Kiedis: I’m very well, thank you Jo. How are you?

Jo Whiley:  Yeah, I’m alright thank you. So how are you feeling? Coz the unveiling of an album must be a, nerve-wracking; b, exciting.

Ummm. You know, we’ve done this before, so the nerves are a bit at bay. It’s more overwhelming and exciting and joyful and a large workload.

Jo Whiley: How long did it take?

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah

Jo Whiley: What was the time it took to make this?

Anthony Kiedis: I feel like it took years but once we actually got recording it only took a couple of months so the build up was forever and we had broken arms and broken dreams and all this stuff kind of went awry.  And then once we actually found a producer and were healthy and set about the business of making music it went really quick.

Jo Whiley: So I guess when you’ve been making records for as long as you have it, it just must be so difficult to think of the sound that you want, how it’s going to fit into what’s going on in the music scene at the time and who you want to work with and the expectation of everybody. I can’t quite imagine how that is for you.

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… yeah, well expectations, yeah I can’t think about those too much. Umm, finding sound and finding joy from music and staying together as a band as a marriage is all kind of challenging. But really you know finding a producer was hard because we knew we wanted to experiment with Danger Mouse and he’s busy. He’s doing television shows and movies and twelve other records and we finally nailed him down to a time and then Flea went and broke his arm snowboarding so we lost our time slot with Danger Mouse and we had to kind of re-configure. So in the end it was meant to be. We needed every little nuance of weirdness building up to the writing of these songs. It helped.

Jo Whiley: And when you actually got with him in the studio he kinda threw a curveball didn’t he?

Anthony Kiedis: He threw lots of curveballs and strikes and sliders and spitballs and you know he’s a dynamic dude. And you mean by kinda wanting to write new songs?

Jo Whiley: Yeah, from what I’ve read because you’d got your own songs and you went this is what we think the album is but then he went, “Ummm, no let’s do something different.”

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, if I look at it now he knows what he likes very immediately so he listened to probably 25 songs we had written and he really only liked about ten of them I guess out of the 25. So initial heartbreak of having to part ways with this other 15 songs which we had become attached to.

Jo Whiley: Can I just ask how that is? When he turns round and says that he doesn’t like what you’ve done. How do you feel?

Anthony Kiedis: The very first time you’re like kind of  like, well gee, that’s kind of harsh or arrogant or presumptuous or whatever but then the  more you get to know him, the more you get to see how he operates and thinks  and it’s just a matter of taste and you know he wants every song to be a classic. You know he doesn’t really have that sort of song writer’s approach of “Well, I love this little song even though it’s not destined to be a classic it’s still part of my experience and it means something to me.” Unless he feels like it’s going to touch the world he doesn’t really want to hear about it. So I grew to respect his point of view and the more we I worked with him and the more he pushed us to be better than we were starting out as, I gained an appreciation and saw his value very much so.

Jo Whiley: Yeah I know. But great for you to be pushed; great to for you to be challenged. I would have thought.

Anthony Kiedis: Got to be pushed.

Jo Whiley: You got to be pushed or otherwise you don’t improve do you?

Anthony Kiedis: You wouldn’t. And imagine you know being sort of around forever and then people forget to tell you what it is that something’s not good enough. So you always think it is going to be good enough. But you need someone to be brutally honest and break your heart and hurt your feelings a little bit along the way.

Jo Whiley: I guess it’s also the emperor’s new clothes. There’s always a danger of that, just people going yeah you’re just fabulous.

Anthony Kiedis:  That’s the danger. That’s the danger. I mean imagine some the true greats, the real greats, the classics, like you know a member of The Beatles some going (?) that’s not as good as what I think you can do.  No one would ever say that. So they might now know.

Jo Whiley: Yeah. But Brian Burton, who is Danger Mouse, he’s quite gentle isn’t he? He’s quite a wise kind of character?

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah, he’s wise. He’s gentle. He’s mellow. He’s low-key but his focus is pretty laser.
Jo Whiley: Yeah, so tell me Anthony, what can we expect on this album? What  kind of a mood has it got. Lyrically what were you writing about?
Anthony Kiedis: Lyrically I’m embarrassed to say but yeah, a two-year relationship that completely fell apart like a nuclear bomb just left me feeling pretty raw and available to the emotional universe for writing. So even though the relationship was a bit of a disaster, I feel that in some ways I did get something out of it. Which was about half of the songs on this record.

Jo Whiley: Gosh. Will it be difficult to sing those songs?

Anthony Kiedis:  No, no.  And really they are not, you know, full literal stories because I find that a bit boring. For me personally at this stage, writing something that’s predictable and oh, well everyone can relate to that, I’d rather sort of disguise it in colour and shape and just make it come out a  bit more open to interpretation. That excites me more as a lyricist than being overly literal.

Jo Whiley: Yeah, so heart on the sleeve stuff. So half the album is the content of your heart but disguised, veiled somewhere ….[?] And then the rest of the album?

Anthony Kiedis: Well, lyrically, it just comes from love of life and love of life’s tragedies and successes and hurts and triumphs and I don’t know, the kind of psychedelic mystery of nature can be found in the lyrics.

Jo Whiley: And the sound of the album?

Anthony Kiedis: The sound of is different, thank God! You know, it’s nice to have to new element in terms of sound. Instead of just being a rad [?] traditional rock ‘n’ roll three piece with vocalist, there are loops and machines and robots and aliens and all these different things participating in the making of our sound but it still sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a  Danger Mouse studio slant to it. So there is a meld, you know you can feel the influence and it’s nice. Like, my very favourite song from the whole record is called ‘The Getaway’ even though it shan’t be our single, and in that, that’s something that is a loop and has a bit more of a mechanical influence but emotionally the very first time I heard the music  I was instantly inspired. So there’s kind of the best of both worlds in there.

Jo Whiley: I can’t wait to hear it. How are the rest of the band? How are the band getting on at the moment? All good and healthy?

Anthony Kiedis: Everyone’s good. You know we have figured out how to argue successfully without hating each other or you know wanting to be away from each other. We can start off the day with a massive difference of opinion and get into a bit of a [?] shouting match and then ten minutes later it’s over and done with. And that’s good. I like what I see with these boys getting ready to go out and tour for a year.

Jo Whiley: Yeah.

Anthony Kiedis: It’s nice to know we can process all these highs and lows together. Everyone’s good. Everyone’s excited that we have this many new songs that look like they’re gonna be a blast to play live.

Jo Whiley: All part of the adventure. Listen, enjoy the tour. Where are you at the moment? Are you at home?

Anthony Kiedis: At the moment, I’m standing naked in my kitchen.

Jo Whiley: OK. So you’re not cooking are you? You haven’t got the frying pan out?

[Laughter]

Anthony Kiedis: No hot grease anywhere near.

Jo Whiley: Ok. Fine. I was worried for a bit then!

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah.

Jo Whiley: Anthony it was nice to talk to you and hopefully see you when you’re over here in the UK. Come in and say hi to us.

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you for your time, Jo,

Jo Whiley: We’ll play the single now. This is ‘Dark Necessities.’ Anthony, thank you.

Anthony Kiedis: Bye, Jo.

Jo Whiley: Step away from the hot fat.

Anthony Kiedis: Will do.

[Laughter]

 

Anthony Kiedis Interview on the Kevin and Bean Show

Anthony Kiedis was interviewed a short while ago on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show.

Transcript: Anthony Kiedis on the Kevin and Bean Show May 2016

 [One of the presenters talks about getting a bass boner because of the song in the pre-interview ramble]

Kevin & Bean Show: [Intro] Our old friend, Anthony Kiedis who joins us on the phone now. Anthony

Anthony Kiedis: Kevin, Bean

Kevin & Bean Show: Welcome, sir. How are ya?

Anthony Kiedis: Bass boner nice to see you [laughter]

Kevin & Bean Show: What was it like hearing that song over the telephone which is exactly the way you’d always envisioned you’d hear it, right?

Anthony Kiedis: You know what? I have the hugest smile on my face because I sort of pictured listening to it on the radio and I don’t know, it just still makes me happy

Kevin & Bean Show: [Presenter talking about playing Dark Necessities] … So congratulations. Welcome back .Why did it take so long? Is that a dumb question because you guys were all busy and doing lots of things because five years seems a long time even for you guys.

Anthony Kiedis: Was it five years?

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah, that’s what they’re telling us.

Anthony Kiedis: We had an unusually difficult experience making this record where we wrote 20-30 songs and it was all ready to go and we thought it was happening, and then Flea went snowboarding and broke his arm real bad, which was a bit of a setback for the bass boner [laughs]. So we re-thought everything and then we didn’t have a producer and we were just sort of lost in space with all these songs. And lo and behold it was meant to be, as these things can be, and when all the dust settled Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, emerged and said, “Let’s go make a record.’ We were like ‘Great, we have all these songs’ and he was like ‘Leave those there, let’s go write new songs in the studio.’

Kevin & Bean Show: Oh, wow

Anthony Kiedis: So the process began over again.

Kevin & Bean Show: But he hadn’t listened to the 20-30 songs that you had?

Anthony Kiedis: He had. But he has very specific Brian taste. And he just wanted to see what would happen when we got in the studio and started something fresh.

Kevin & Bean Show: So how many of the 20 to 30 songs are on the album?

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… I’m guessing that ten of them are new out of the…

Kevin & Bean Show: Oh wow!

Anthony Kiedis: Foutreen that are on the record.

Kevin & Bean Show: So he knows what he’s doing?

Anthony Kiedis: He just knows what he likes

Kevin & Bean Show: Huh. Isn’t that interesting? So was your initial reaction, Anthony, to push back to that idea. You’re like, look, we’re a band who’s been around for a long time. We know how to write songs. We’ve already done that part or did you just trust him because of his track record.

Anthony Kiedis: Well, there was initially a push back; initially there was an affinity and a marriage to all these other songs, but the only way that we saw this working was to have trust in him and get rid of our old ideas and our old way of doing things and say ‘If this is going to work, we just have to throw ourselves off the cliff and see what happens.

Kevin & Bean Show: Fascinating. The thing that always surprises me whenever I hear about an artist writing songs in the studio is how much pressure there must be on the lyricist to come up with something in a few days that is going to last for the rest of his life. Did you feel that when you were rushing these songs? If that’s how it felt?

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you for noticing [laughter] Umm, you know what? The pressure is kinda the best sometimes. And especially when you have Flea and Josh and Chad leaving the studio one day with something brand new and beautiful and magical and melodic and just touching and then they send it to you and they’re like, OK, write lyrics and come and sing this tomorrow. Now it’s on. You have no choice

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah

Anthony Kiedis: You have to get down inside yourself and feel what you’re feeling and think what you’re thinking and be what you’re being and let it flow. And by the way, sometimes you would just strike out miserably. I would show up and I would say, ‘I think I’ve got it!’ and I would do it and Brian would be like, ‘Umm… that’s not really working but let’s try this other thing.’

Kevin & Bean Show: A lot of rejection from Brian / Yeah, Brian, c’mon!

Anthony Kiedis: But then there are the days you show up and it all works

Kevin & Bean Show: Yeah, and that’s the magic of rock ‘n’ roll and that’s the magic of the chemistry that your band has from all these years that you’ve been together and the trust in one another and it sounds like a great marriage made in heaven with Brian. This is the voice of Anthony Kiedis on the Kevin and Bean show of course from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We just debuted their brand new song for you and we’ll be playing it again in a few minutes. It’s called Dark Necessities. The album is coming out on June 17th. I just went o your website through Warner Bros. Records of the album called The Getaway and I’m looking at this album cover. We’ve got to tweet this out! This is insane what you’ve put on the cover of this record! Can you please describe and explain it for us please, Anthony?

Anthony Kiedis: Why do you call it insane [laughs]?

Kevin & Bean Show: Well, I don’t know. It’s a little girl walking down the street with a bear and a raccoon, that’s why.

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… I don’t know. Normally we get a little more high brow artsy, and this just felt extremely warm and human, even though it’s animals, it felt human. And it’s also us. Chad is the bear, Josh is the girl and Flea is the raccoon and me is the funny little raven out front.

Kevin & Bean Show: What just happened? /The racoon can play a mean bass. I’ll tell you that. Here’s what I love about Anthony! The sentence that just came out of his mouth makes sense to this man [laughter]

Anthony Kiedis: What? That doesn’t make sense to anyone else?

Kevin & Bean Show: No! It does! / Flea’s definitely a racoon! No, we’re with you Anthony. That sounds great. [Talks about the band touring]. You guys excited about getting back out there?

Anthony Kiedis: Very excited. Very excited to have a lot of new songs to play. This being our second record with Josh, it feels a lot more fulfilling. And, it’s always great to have a job as a musician. It’s great to be in this band. We love seeing the world. But to have all these new songs at our disposal for live shows makes it feel like ‘Let’s go. Let’s go. We have a mission now.’

Kevin & Bean Show: Some bands live in the studio, for the studio and then they go out and tour but they really want to get back into the studio. Is that the same with you? Or are you the opposite?

Anthony Kiedis: I love the cycle

Kevin & Bean Show: The cycle?

Anthony Kiedis: The cycle. You do this incredible thing in the studio and then you go practice and rehearse and make sure you can play this stuff live and then you go see the world. You know everywhere; from Asia to South America to Europe and Eastern Europe and hopefully the Middle East and Africa and you know, you give this music life to people far far away that it means something to and you have this communal experience together. And when you just can’t take it for another day and you’re beat and you’re haggard and you’re tired and you want to collapse and you come home and you gather some new life experience and start writing a little bit and  Flea sits down at the piano  and says, ‘Hey, I have these chords. What do you think about these chords? And I say, hmmm, I hear melody in there and you start it all over again.

Kevin & Bean Show: And Danger Mouse goes, nope [laughter]

Kevin & Bean Show: Well, it’s not a bad way to make a living, Anthony. One week from Saturday we’re gonna see you guys in person again at the KROQ Weenie Roast you’re going help us say goodbye at the last ever Weenie Roast down there at the Irvine Amphitheater. I bet you guys have played a lot of shows there throughout your career?

Anthony Kiedis: We have. We were talking about that at band practice yesterday. And isn’t it like the last show, period, for Irvine Meadows.

Kevin & Bean Show: No, they’re going through the summer.

Anthony Kiedis: Oh, they’re going through the summer

Kevin & Bean Show: And then they tear it all down for the folks who haven’t heard, for folks who need houses because that’s what we need [laughter]. You know we’ve done 23 out of the 24 Weenie Roasts down at the venue so it really has been our summer time home away from home. We’re so sad to lose that, you know especially a couple of years after we lost the Gibson where we always did the acoustic Christmas. It’s just crazy to see these venues go dark.

Anthony Kiedis: So where will you go from here?

Kevin & Bean Show: Your house.

Anthony Kiedis: My house? That’s fine!

Kevin & Bean Show: OK. Well, we couldn’t have been more excited when we made the announcement that you guys were headlining the KROQ Weenie Roast this year. And of course, it sold out in seconds making a lot of money for a lot of great charities. And there’s no better band to spend a sunny, summer afternoon than with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We just so psyched to see you guys and congratulations on the new song and the new record Anthony. We love it.

Anthony Kiedis: Thanks for the support and look forward seeing you. Let’s go Weenie Roast!

Kevin & Bean Show: [Download details] Thank you, Anthony. Have a great day, sir.

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you. Yeah, you too. Bye bye.

Please note: I’ve tried to make this as accurate as I can but please don’t complain if I’ve got some details wrong as I’ve been working on this for nearly two hours!