Chad Smith to Guest at Adopt the Arts Evening 2016

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ADOPT THE ARTS is holding an evening to honour 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) with a live benefit concert and auction to raise money for the Los Angeles Unified School District which supports arts and music education. It will take place on Thursday, May 12 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith is one of the listed special musical guests.

ADOPT THE ARTS: Benefit Concert and Auction

THURSDAY, MAY 12
THE FONDA THEATRE
(6126 Hollywood Boulevard)

  • 5:30pm – Media check-in, set up on red carpet.
  • 6:00pm – Red carpet begins in front of The Fonda Theatre.
  • 7:15pm – Red carpet ends.
  • 7:30pm – ADOPT THE ARTS concert begins

Tickets

  • General: $40 (standing room only)
  • General: $75 (seated)
  • VIP Tickets: $275, VIP Table for 10: $2,500
  • Meet and Greet VIP Tickets: $500
  • Meet and Greet VIP Table for 10: $4,500

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE

RHCP at Jazzfest

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the headlining set at Jazzfest, New Orleans yesterday (24th April, 2016).

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Setlist:

01 Can’t Stop
02 Dani California
03 Scar Tissue
04 Ethiopia
05 Aeroplane
06 Snow ((Hey Oh))
07 Right On Time
08 Universally Speaking
09 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
10 Higher Ground
11 Under The Bridge
12 Suck My Kiss
13 Magic Johnson (tease)
14 Californication
15 By The Way

16 Around The World
Jam
17 Give It Away

 (Thanks to Henrik!)

 

Info:

George Porter Jr., Ziggy Modeliste and Ivan Neville from The Meters joined RHCP for a jam at the end of the concert.

Reviews

Nola.com

The New Orleans Advocate

Photos

Videos

Full show

 

 

Parallax: Chad Smith’s Art Show

UPDATED: A few more photos added

Last night Chad Smith’s art collection debut was held at Mr Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The collection, featuring thirteen works, is called Parallax and was created with special drumsticks and light to create rhythms that were transferred ultimately to canvas. Each work was named by Chad and is available in limited release. Some of the proceeds are benefiting Camp Korey which helps support children (and their families) with serious illnesses.

Many thanks to Angra & Linda for these photos from the event!

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For anyone interested in finding out more who couldn’t attend last night, here’s the direct link to the collection and sales information: Chad Smith Art

Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music + Quinceanera

As I’ve not posted on this yet and I’m playing catch up from my holiday running around LA and various other places in western USA, here goes…

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Chad Smith and Will Ferrell are teaming up again this time to host a “Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music + Quinceanera” (and if you were wondering what a ‘quinceanera’ is as I was, apparently it’s a celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in Latin American communities… OK!). It takes place on 29th April, 2016, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Beneficiaries include Cancer for College and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music. It will include a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Devo has been also been added to the bill along with comedians Jim Gaffigan and Nick Offerman

Cancer for College is a charity started by a friend of Will  Ferrell and as most of you know, The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a non-profit organisation promoting music education and was the brainchild of RHCP’s very own Flea (with other members of RHCP being involved along the way too).

RHCP & The Parker Foundation Launch for The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played at last night’s (April 13, 2016) gala at the Sean Parker and The Parker Foundation Launch for The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala in Los Angeles. Apparently they played Can’t stop, Otherside, Californication and By The Way.

 

 

I’ve just embedded a selection of photos- there are looks more on the Getty Images website

(Many thanks to my friend for the information).

Zane Lowe Interview with Danger Mouse- Info on RHCP Album

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Danger Mouse was interviewed by British radio presenter, Zane Lowe, and during that interview he made a few comments about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

You can hear the snippets about the Chili Peppers’ album HERE. I’ve transcribed most of the interview- the end was them overlapping so I’ve just paraphrased the main parts of it.

Transcript: Zane Lowe Interviews Danger Mouse about the New RHCP Album:

Zane Lowe: So you’ve been in the studio. You’ve been working on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album.

Danger Mouse: Yeah.

ZL: I’ve known those guys a long time. I’m sure they won’t mind a few words. How’s that going?

DM: It’s going really, really well. We kinda got really  going with it in September and we’ve been at it since then. I mean it’s lots and lots of music. It’s right up the street, you know, from here so getting to do it in my studio which is always good; for me anyway [laughter]. But it’s been going really well and we really hit it off and I know them too, with Gnarls Barkley , we toured with them for a couple of months so it’s good to work with people you know. And I didn’t know how it was going to work or fit either. Just because they do a very specific thing, but they want to do something different as well and I do like what they do so, I’m just wasn’t sure they’re going to like what I do.

ZL: I’m a lifelong fan of so for me coming back of a…

DM: Thank you

ZL: You’re welcome. So the Chili peppers too have done very well for themselves [laughs] but you know [laughs] but coming back of such a large body of work last time and then a big break and where they’re at, I can imagine them being in a very open minded place

DM: Yeah,  it has been. It’s all them. They’re just amazing players. The taste in what we’re trying to do …[?]… it’s something where we’re definitely finding the places where it overlaps

ZL: But you’re a drums guy though; I think about you in the terms of the way you always program your drums, and work with drummers, and record with drummers and you have a very unique drum sound, and then you’re working with Chad Smith who is unquestionably, I would say, modern rocks greatest drum powerhouse rock drummer.

DM: That was the first thing we did; was I told everybody else to stay home and Chad came in by himself to the studio and we just recorded drums first. That was the first thing we did, yeah.
ZL: To get that sound coz he, traditionally Chad’s drum sound is the room. How he plays is how you hear it

DM: It’s different this time

ZL: I was gonna say you’ve made a name for yourself processing drums in a way that’s very Danger Mouse

DM: Yeah, it’s different this time but there’s also things I haven’t done as well because of how he plays so I definitely and pleasantly been able to adapt to him too. It’s easier to talk stuff when you’re like, oh there’s this one song here and then we talked that about that so I’m hesitant to get into too much detail because there’s no music…

ZL: I don’t want you to… Maybe I don’t want you to. Maybe I want you to stop. It was presumptuous to assume I was going to ask you any more questions about it…

DM: Well, I was going to keep answering ‘em. You know you’re good at getting stuff out of people.

Many thanks to Milan at RHCP.us for the heads up on this!

 

RHCP San Diego Concert 2015

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Date: Sunday 27th September 2015

Venue: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

san-diego-venue-chad-smith Source: Chad Smith Facebook

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a one-off gig on Sunday at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego. It was a fundraiser for youth performing arts education groups including Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Unfortunately the $1000 ticket price put it beyond the reach of most RHCP fans but it was in a good cause! And those lucky enough to be able to go got to see the Chilis play in a small venue and also see them digging deep into their back catalog to pull some old songs out and give them an airing for the first time in years!

Set List: san-diego-rhcp-set-list (Source: I’m pretty sure Julia RHCP posted this originally but it’s been copied so many times I’m not sure. Hopefully it’s OK to post it- please contact me if it isn’t.)

Can’t Stop
Factory of Faith
Nobody Weird Like Me
Otherside
Police Helicopter
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Under the Bridge
Me & My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Fire 
By the Way
Mommy, Where’s Daddy?


Give It Away Video from Flea’s Instagram page:

Last night first time playing live again after da shattered elbow. Yeeeah

A video posted by @sllollaryee on

Many thanks to Bruno Klinghoffer for uploading these!

And thanks to RHCPtvArgentina too! They have loads of clips of the other songs played on their YouTube channel