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I’ve just uploaded photos of the program from last night’s charity fundraiser, the Red Hot Benefit Concert, Music & & Quinceanera. I’ve added transcripts of the main text too. There’s a photo of RHCP, Anthony Kiedis and Flea are listed on the Silverlake page along with the above picture of Flea and obviously several pages feature Chad Smith since he and Will Ferrell were the hosts of the event. 

The full program with transcript of the main text can be seen HERE

 

The Red Hot Benefit Comedy & Quinceanera

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Last night (April 29th 2016) saw the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Beneficiaries from the event included Cancer for College and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The evening centered around the drumming talents of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ own Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell returning to the theme of their drum-off on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ back in 2014 for a re-match.

The Drum-Off Between Chad Smith & Will Ferrell @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016

 

This video starts with some of the pre-show warm up trivia, some interviews and then swaps to footage of the actual 2016 show (about 11 minutes in) which begins with a clip from the original drum off with Jimmy Fallon. The new drum off them takes place with guest appearances by drummers including Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Tommy Lee (from the late, great Motley Crue but who only clapped rather than play the drums). It concluded with Mick Fleetwood playing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ accompanied by a marching band, the USC Trojans (who looked more like Roman centurions than anything Troy related but what does this English girl know?!).

There was also other entertainment including Devo and a brief set by RHCP…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers @ the Red Hot Benefit Comedy, Music & Quinceanera, April 29th 2016

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Credit: Dave Rat

 

Set List:

Can’t Stop

Snow

Otherside

Californication

By The Way

Encore: Higher Ground

UPDATE: This video shows the whole show; some from back stage and there are clips of the person who took it and side views too but it gives those of us who weren’t there a better idea of what happened!

 

Please note: Videos and photos are only really starting to come out now. I will update if there’s anything else :)

Many thanks to Angra who was my LA reporter once again! And Shalhevet for extra information.

Humanity No 8 Exhibition Featuring Photos of Anthony Kiedis

HUMANITY Magazine is celebrating the launch of its eighth issue with an exclusive photography exhibition at Galerie 206 in Berlin which is a stand-alone gallery space located inside Department Store Quartier 206. The works featured include photos of Anthony Kiedis by  Scott Lipps. The exhibition is open from April 21st through to June 25th, 2016.

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Proceeds from the work sold will benefit charities including Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which of course, was founded by Flea with Kiedis serving as a board member.

Address:

GALERIE 206 im Departmentstore Quartier 206 ? 1. ETAGE

Friedrichstraße 71 ? 10117 Berlin

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Oddly enough, I’ve been posting about this magazine today as I recently got my copy of it. You can see scans, photos and a transcript here: Anthony Kiedis in Humanity Magazine No 8

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

 

 

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).

Flea Playing the National Anthem at Lakers Game

Flea played the America national anthem at a LA Lakers game last night too- a busy night! He played a bass only rendition before Kobe Bryant’s final game for the LA Lakers.

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UPDATE:
Here’s a short clip of Flea talking about Kobe prior to playing:

Update 2! There has been some criticism of Flea’s performance of the national anthem. Flea responded:

“I don’t care, man. I know that people who like music liked it. I thought it was beautiful. I really don’t have any concern for little small minds that get frustrated when they get blown. I like the big minds.”

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).

New Flea Interview in Q Magazine

Flea was interviewed for the UK’s Q Magazine and there’s a double page feature in the latest edition (April 2016) where he talks about the new album, Bernie Sanders and David Bowie.

How’s the new LP going? Have you finished it yet?

“We’re near the end of it. I can’t say too much yet. Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. We’re heading into a new era and we’re really excited. It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

Full scans and transcript HERE

You can subscribe to Q Magazine or if you’re in the UK, the magazine is for sale right now! (Muse is on the cover).

 

Flea in Highston

highston-fleaI saw the photo Flea posted the other day on his social media pages mentioning “Highston” but to be totally honest, I had no idea what he was talking about… But I have now found out! It’s the name of a TV show; the pilot will be shown on Amazon as part of a series; the episodes will be voted on for and the one(s) with the most success will then be selected for a full series.

Highston, an odd half-hour comedy about a 19-year-old boy named Highston Liggetts who spends most of his waking life talking to imaginary friends who just happen to be major celebrities.

Highston emerged from the mind of Nebraska co-writer Bob Nelson, who injects some of that film’s dry irreverence into lines spoken by the title character’s parents, played by comedians Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The project was executive-produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and the pilot was directed by Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Flea takes part in the pilot for the series; apparently he is seen sitting in the waiting room next to Highston and also jams on his bass in the teenager’s bedroom.

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