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Flea and Anthony Kiedis will be hosting a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music on Saturday 1st November at the private home of Ron Burkle in Beverly Hills, California. The event starts at 5:30p.m. (Pacific Time). For those of you that don’t know, the music school is the brainchild of Flea who founded it with his friend Keith Barry. Anthony Kiedis and Flea are on the Board of Directors.
The evening will feature live performances by Bruno Mars and Rufus Wainwright. The benefit will also include a silent auction where guests can bid on works of art from artists including Damien Hurst and Raymond Pettibon plus fashion items from names such as Gucci and Marc Jacobs.
For donations, ticket info, and further information please contact JENNIFER RAY at (323) 665-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve just been emailed about a new movie called ‘Low Down’ starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Flea. Flea and Anthony Kiedis are also executive producers of the film:
The film is based on a memoir by Amy-Jo Albany and looks at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), “…a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction”. The movie is set in 1970s Hollywood.
The film premiered on Monday 20th October and Flea was present:
The film opens to the general public in New York on Friday 24th October; more information in the flyer below:
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.
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.
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)
Firstly, there’s a newly issued photo of Flea at a LA Lakers game with Anthony Kiedis on December 9th:
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
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
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.