Red Hot Chili Peppers fansite, news page and forum with dedicated RHCP magazine scan and articles section featuring Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea Michael Balzary, Josh Klinghoffer and John Frusciante.
RHCP performed just on the Jools Holland live music show called Later, on British TV station Radio 2.
EDIT: Videos now added
The Red Hot Chili Peppers opened the show with ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ and they closed it with ‘Monarchy of Roses. The band members looked really good and seemed to be enjoying the performance (especially Chad!) but the sound quality was absolutely awful
Here are some screen caps I quickly grabbed as they were performing:
Three galleries have been added, the RHCP one above and following a request and because I was immediately in front of Flea, I’ve added a separate one for him and there’s a dedicated Anthony Kiedis gallery on my other website.
(BTW Saturday night’s photos coming soon! I took nearly 500 photos on the two nights so it’s taking ages to sort, edit and upload them all. And the reviews are still on their way as soon as I can finish them so please watch this space!)
For those of you asking about US Tour dates, Flea was asked about concert dates for RHCP in New York during a Q & A session on Twitter and he replied that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be playing the Big Apple early next year (2012)
In addition, Chad made a comment on Twitter about RHCP playing America:
Lots of people asking about n.american tour dates..we will announce them in december. Thanks for your patience..stay tuned!
And for those of you who like voting, there are a couple of online polls featuring RHCP at the moment:
Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for induction to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame along with several other artists and there is an online vote for fans to indicate who they would like to see inducted from the nominee list. RHCP are currently coming second to Guns N’ Roses. Vote in the Hall of Fame Poll HERE
And Loudwire is running a deathmatch between RHCP’s ‘Monarchy of Roses’ and Evanescence’s ‘What You Want’ right now and the Chili Peppers are being trashed
RHCP were interviewed in an article about their up coming UK tour dates; the magazine came out on the 10th November 2011 but my copy only came today. Here’s an extract:
The reunited Chilis have spent a year writing 50 new songs. But one major part of the band was missing. Guitarist John Frusciante, a driving force behind their biggest hits, quit the band in 2009 for a second time albeit amicably on this occasion.
“It felt good because I knew he would be happier doing something else,” Kiedis smiles. “We had accomplished so much with John, something we will live and die being very proud of.”
New member Josh Klinghoffer has slotted straight into the band. At the age of 32 he already has an enviable CV.
He was a friend and collaborator with Frusciante and has worked with the likes of Gnarls Barkley, Warpaint and PJ Harvey. Kiedis says Klinghoffer has added something fresh. “Josh walked through the door with a sense of self,” he continues.
“Within a couple of weeks he started showing us some of his ideas and we thought these are really beautiful and we can build on them and make it happen.” Smith was delighted to see a reinvigorated Flea return after learning to play the piano.
“He got really inspired by furthering his knowledge of music,” says Chad. “He went to college for a year and he really dedicated himself to music theory.
“I had to come in with some new things on the drums and we all went up on it. It was real fun again.”
UPDATE: The video is now playing on YouTube in the UK!
The new video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest single, Monarchy of Roses, has been released on the official RHCP Youtube channel. Monarchy Of Roses, was directed by Marc Klasfeld and was inspired by the artwork of the artist Raymond Pettibon; it’s a black and white animated video with footage of the band overlaid on the cartoons; here are some screen caps:
Monarchy of Roses Video: Text/Captions:
-My life story
-Fight for freedom
-The duration of the head, sharp out lines of things is a griet to me
-Do you still want me?
-One cant stand ont he straight and narrow path forever
-I saw i could not win
-Everyone loves a handsome killer
-My devil has fallen in love with you
-I dont konw why i’m listening to this, but i cant stop
-It’s my heart leave it alone
-Charlie, you dont feed us enough
-I met Ernie an the cathay
-Let it burn
-Sex is everywhere all the time you cant escape
-Paint the all unutterable
-I illustrate you watch and read
Many thanks to Mbir for sorting out those!
Monarchy of Roses Video
Note: There have been problems viewing this in some countries although it’s now showing here in the UK; this is a proxy link to view it for anyone still having difficulities (thanks Kate!):
Stage During CalifornicationRHCP on StageRHCP on Stage
Overhead Monitors During Give It Away
More photos of RHCP performing at the O2 Arena in London but this time from Thursday 10th November 2011.
I couldn’t face the hours of queuing for front row this time nor could my ribs stand being slammed into the front barrier so I opted out and sat down this time! I was about 4 rows up from the bottom on the side of the stage so I focused on shots of the stage as a whole, the band and the overhead monitors rather than band member close-ups. Enjoy
I was at the O2 Arena, London, last night (November 7th 2011) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert and after queuing for over 10 hours, I got a front row spot right in front of Anthony Kiedis himself! I’ve got the bruises, cuts, etc. to prove the fact I stuck it out – and a set list that I got as a result of a security guard trying to make up for the fact he dropped somebody directly on my head!
It was pretty crazy; I was texting the song titles to a friend to post for me as each song was played while trying to take photos in the crowd frenzy at the front of stage; I was having to hang onto the camera & take the photos while trying to brace myself from being slammed into the barrier, so it was hard to frame the pictures, but I managed to take about 200 photos which I’ve edited, sorted and the best have now been uploaded. My proper camera wouldn’t have been allowed in so I borrowed a camera and literally took photos until the battery died. A couple of photos were also taken using my iPhone; they are a bit fuzzy but I thought I’d add the few best ones as they show slightly different shots/angles to the rest.
A review is to follow but I’ve travelled home today and have spent the whole evening sorting, editing and spent the whole evening sorting, editing and uploading the photos I took as I know people are asking for them. Enjoy
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers kick off the UK leg of their British tour tonight with three sold out shows at the O2 in London.
It’s in support of their 10th studio album I’m With You – which followed several years off and the induction of their new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Frontman Anthony Kiedis told 6 Music getting back on the road “felt better than I could have expected.”
As for what we can expect from these arena shows, Anthony explained while the stage production isn’t the most important aspect for them, we can expect something pretty special.
“It looks like we stole Las Vegas and brought it on tour.”
Life on the road probably won’t be quite as wild as it once was now they are older and have more responsibility but they are certainly excited:
“I am really looking forward to the shows and being in different countries and showing my son the world, he is going to come out on tour with me.”
Hear the full interview with frontman Anthony Kiedis and drummer Chad Smith by clicking here.
I’m sorry but I don’t have a transcript for this and have no idea what it says but RHCP feature on the cover of a Russian magazine; there’s a three page article with lots of photos, a two page photo poster of the band and an article which I assume is about I’m With You.
RHCP are featured on a special edition cover of Q Magazine (UK). Q magazine is celebrating turning 25 and has 25 special covers for the current November magazine:
November sees [sic] Q turn 25 and we are in the mood to celebrate. With 25 exclusive covers to collect we have been rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of music from the past 25 years. We speak to the likes of Muse, Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Jay–Z (the list goes on) and discover the music that has changed their lives. Select the cover of your choice, or treat yourself and go for the full set; from the modfather to the godfather of modern hip–hop, from the noughties Glastonbury headliners to the architects of 90?s brit pop, there is a cover and a star to satisfy every taste. We hear about the music that has changed their lives, which has helped them shape our life and provide the soundtrack to yours.
RHCP are featured on cover number 15 and the magazine is available to order online HERE. It costs £4.99 (including post & packaging) in the UK and £5.99 for the rest of the world.
(I’m not sure if RHCP are featured in the magazine; have ordered a copy but I haven’t seen it yet).