Chad Smith Stuff

A couple of things featuring Chad Smith. Firstly, he visited Zamboni Middle School on a 17th January as part of the Turnaround Arts program. More info can be found in this article on Press Telegram

He also interviewed the legendary, Charlie Watts, for the Drum Channel. It was posted before Christmas but only showed up in my search feeds a couple of days ago and I kept it because the new shows were announced and I thought it might get buried.


 

News Round Up- New Tour Dates!

Loads of RHCP related stuff coming out today!

Firstly, there’s an article on Blabbermouth with Chad Smith talking about how the Woolsey/Malibu fires halted work on the new RHCP album.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have also announced two new tour dates. They will be playing Egypt, Live at the Pyramids, on the 15th March with tickets going on sale on Friday (18th) and also an Instagram a post came out saying RHCP will play the 20th Anniversary Summer Sonic Festival in Japan

Malibu Love Sesh

Malibu Love Sesh

Location: Hollywood Palladium

Date: Sunday 13th January 2019

Notes: Benefit concert to the victims of the Malibu fires.

Set List
Source: Red Hot Chili Peppers Instagram

Can’t Stop

Scar Tissue

Dark Necessities

Hey

Right On Time

Snow

Go Robot

This is the Place

Hump de Bump

Californication

Police Helicopter

Emot Remmus

By The Way

Goodbye Angels

Give It Away

Videos:

There are hundreds of snippet videos of varying quality on social media from the concert- too many to post! Look for #malibulovesesh as well as the usual RHCP ones. The official RHCP page on Instagram currently has really close up videos that were streamed live on their profile photo.

Jackie G has loads of videos on Twitter

Getty Images France have a lot of photos on their site- I believe GettyImages.com does too but I can’t view them as we’re banned in Europe due to the EU data laws and search options don’t work through VPN.

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Angels in My Dreams

One Love Malibu Fundraiser Event

A fundraiser event, “One Love Malibu,” is taking place to benefit those affected by the Woolsey Fire and Chad Smith will be taking part in it along with a number of other celebrities, including Katy Perry and Taylor Hawkins, with other acts to be confirmed*. The benefit is due to take on 2nd December at the One Gun Ranch. Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds going to the Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief organisations. More information about tickets is available on the One Love Malibu site however, they all seem to be sold at when I checked as posting this,

* The original flyer listed Chris Martin from Coldplay among the performers scheduled to play but the band have released a statement on Twitter saying they are unable to do so.

The Fires in Malibu

So sorry, I forgot to post here! I was in Paris with my daughter while they were happening (I took her to a concert by her “bias” so it was crazy! Teenage K-pop fandom. All I need to say!), and I can’t access this site’s interface using my phone (I updated the Facebook page as that’s easy to do).

Quick update: Anthony, Flea and Chad all have houses in the Malibu area affected by the fire. Chad and Josh were in Seattle performing at a benefit concert and Anthony safely evacuated with his son. Flea has posted on his social media accounts saying he and his family were safe and later that his house wasn’t destroyed. I’ve seen an online map and Anthony’s house wasn’t damaged and the house I think is Chad’s is fine too. Houses nearby were sadly destroyed. Obviously, things aren’t settled in the area and I read today that a layer of soot is covering the affected areas so a massive clean up is needed as well as the damaged infrastructure needing to be repaired.

I know people are asking about John. I didn’t think I had any contacts totally forgetting I know someone who is in contact with a family member of his. They enquired on behalf of the fan base. It was confirmed that, as I thought, John doesn’t live in the affected area and is fine as far as anyone knows.

Clearly we’re all grateful that band members and their homes are safe but obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by the fires and especially those who lost their homes. It’s so sad.

Chad Smith Presents Award To Emma Banks

Last night, Chad Smith presented the 2018 Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award with Q Prime’s Peter Mensch, to agent Emma Bank.

Read the full article on Music Week.

In case you are wondering where you have seen Emma before, she is in a video on RHCP’s Instagram page:

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat?! RHCP performed in Halloween costumes at a LA school today. Chad, Josh and Flea walked onto the stage from the side. Anthony followed them in a few seconds later but walked around the stage in front of the audience, instead of entering the stage from the side as the others had. They played a short intro song with Anthony and Josh crouching on the floor before going into ‘Can’t Stop.’ The band members then wished everyone a Happy Halloween and left the stage. Chris Warren was with there too (on the side of the stage).

Videos are very similar but only short so I’ve added a few of them: