‘Low Down’ Movie featuring Flea

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:

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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:
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The film opens to the general public in New York on Friday 24th October; more information in the flyer below:

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New RHCP Album News

Flea has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the new Rd Hot Chili Peppers album that the band is working on. He confirms that the writing is nearly finished and that they are about to go into the studio in a couple of months. He describes the album as, “…cool. It’s super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff. It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it.” No actual time frame has been given as yet, but Flea also said, “I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we’re on a world tour.”

The full interview can be found on Rolling Stone

Flea on “The Gorburger Show”

 

The Warner Sound has launched it’s new season for spring  and there’s a new offering called “The Gorburger Show.” It stars comedian TJ Miller as the voice of Gorburger who is a vulgar alien from outer space who just happens to have taken over a Japanese talk show where he interviews musicians and celebrities. Episode one of the new season features Flea! During the episode, Flea discusses Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sock wearing, matters of the heart and even gives his own endition of the popular dance, the worm!

The Gorburger Show, is presented by Funny or Die and The Warner Sound. Season 2 features not only Flea but also Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Carson Daly, Eagles of Death Metal with Jack Black, Henry Rollins and more. The The first episode of the new season premiered today on The Warner Sound, and new episodes will launch each week on Monday at 11am ET / 8am PT on The Warner Sound  on Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. ET. .

Flea on on “The Gorburger Show”… Enjoy! :)

Many thanks to Eric for the heads up and info on this!

Early RHCP Photos for Sale

John Frusciante own original teeth Anthony Kiedis September 22 1989 West Hollywood Riot

Photo Richard Alan White. ©1989-2013

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)

Flea Update! Vote, Look and Upcoming Appearance!

Lots of Flea related news coming in…

Firstly, there’s a newly issued photo of Flea at a LA Lakers game with Anthony Kiedis on December 9th:

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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

Silverlake Fundraiser at Flea’s House!

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

Source

 

RHCP: Israel

Anthony kiedis RHCP arrives in Jerusalem September 2012

Anthony Kiedis and RHCP arrived in Israel for their concert at Hayarkon Park.

The decision to play Israel by the band sparked a lot of controvery online with even a Palestinian group set up calling for the Chili Peppers to cancel the concert and it seems that the controversy is continuing in a different way as things don’t seem to be getting off to a brilliant start for Anthony Kiedis in the country; a local TV station is running an item on the arrival of the Red Hot Chili Peppers including footage of a brief altercation between Anthony and a camera man working for an Israeli TV station.

The article accompanying the video suggests that the vocalist was nervous but it seems more likely that he was annoyed by the man filming him while trying to enjoy the view from a viewing platform (a woman who was standing close to Anthony also walked off seemingly annoyed so maybe that was a factor too?) as Anthony can be just about heard saying something about a “nice welcome” in a sarcastic tone before going over to the camera man and appearing to punch the camera (from the comments made; the footage at this point is of the floor rather than what is happening) resulting in a brief argument between the two men.

Anthony is persuaded to get into the car by others around him while Dave Mushegain (AK’s close friend and RHCP photographer for the forthcoming fan based book) tells the cameraman repeatedly that he’s “done” filming.

 

Screencaps:

Many thanks to Shalhevet & Ana for sourcing the links. News report with video link HERE

Flea Interviewed in MOJO Magazine

 

 Flea is interviewed in the latest edition of MOJO (UK) magazine (April 2012) along with Tony Allen and Damon Albarn for their musical collaboration called Rocket Juice & The Moon. Here are a couple of extracts:

 Rocket Juice & The Moon were conceived back in 2008. Albarn, Allen and Flea were travelling on a plane to Lagos to take part in Albarn’s ever- morphing Africa Express collective, which he had set up in response to the dearth of African artists on the bill at Live 8 three years earlier.

“Flea is a big Fela Kuti fan,” says Albarn. “He was in business class but he saw Tony and me at the back of the plane and sat with us for the journey. It was the first time he’d met Tony. They talked about Fela and we all got on really well. We made a promise to ourselves after the show in Lagos that whenever we had a chance we’d get together and jam. So Rocket Juice & The Moon came out of that. If we were all in the same place, we’d rehearse, and as time went on we articulated our ideas. But it was never our intention to play shows and make a record. Things just happened.”

 

Like Albarn, Flea gets a kick from collaboration, having worked with Jane’s Addiction, Johnny Cash, The Mars Volts and Thom Yorke in Atoms For Peace, who played Yorke’s solo album The Eraser live in 2009 and have an album planned later this year.

“I love the Chilis, “he [Flea] says, “they’ve been my home for 30 years, but going out and playing with other people, there’s a real sense of liberation. I learn and expand. I gain more energy as an artist, and I go back to the Chilis and I’m a wider and wiser musician with more to offer. That’s what I’m reaching for in life. Music is infinite.”

 Full scans HERE but please note that these are for information only; please buy the actual magazine if at all possible MOJO Magazine