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.
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:
They were all there, I promise! pic.twitter.com/sziZtCNqUh
— Zach Ragatz (@ZachRagatz) 31 October 2018
There are a couple of new photos of Anthony at a Lakers game (not sure the date is accurate as there isn’t a game listed on the schedule for that night and these came out overnight here and there was a game yesterday) on Two Eggs
Screen shot for reference and not full article.
Last night, 29th September, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed as part of the 2018 Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser honouring Mo Ostin.
RHCP performed a brief set:
Ramblin Man (The Allman Brothers cover)
I Like Dirt
Under The Bridge
By The Way
Purple Haze (Hendrix cover)
NOTE: Sorry, I am got going to download and copy (without credit) personal stories from Instagram as some other fan pages do as I assume personal stories are well, personal and I’m currently waiting to see if I get permission to use a friend’s photos who was at the event but I will link to public posts as being public implies it’s OK (will always link to the original and then the poster has the option of changing settings if they wish).
Here are a few things from Instagram (there are a lot more in personal stories if you search for relevant tags). Will update when appropriate.
Last night, RHCP’s very own Flea took part in the 2018 ‘Pathway to Paris’ concert in San Francisco along with a number of other people. Flea’s solo is absolutely amazing!
You can watch the performance HERE. Flea is introduced by Patti Smith and comes on at 1:02 playing a bass and trumpet solo for 15 minutes. He also plays bass during the finale while Patti Smith which can be found in the second video link in the comments or this is the direct link. He joins the stage about 47 minutes into the video.
Many thanks to Shalhevet for the video link.
A brief article about Flea’s book, ‘Acid For the Children’ has been published. The book will examine Flea’s childhood & is now due for publication on the 27th November:
“It’s easy to tell funny stories about the ridiculous, crazy things you did as a kid. But to get underneath the things that happened, to really look at back at my childhood with distance in between, and have that retrospective introspection… I just thought that would be a great spiritual exercise.”
BTW It apparently looks at Flea’s early years only and “It ends where The Red Hot Chili Peppers begins.” I think lots of people were assuming it was going to be more along the “Scar Tissue” lines, with some actual early RHCP related content, but that seems not to be the case (although I’m guessing that there will be mentions of fellow RHCP member, Anthony Kiedis, since they were childhood friends).
Full article HERE