Busy Flea!

Flea news update…

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Flea made an appearance at a Lakers game over the weekend and featured in the pre-show program:

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More photos including ones of Flea on the show can be seen on Red Hot Chili Family’s Facebook page

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He was also seen at another game at his old school, Fairfax High, where the pupils were playing against Westchester:

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Source and more details including brief video showing Flea: LA Times

Flea Feedback Kitchen Trailer

Every day this week a trailer will be released for ‘Feedback Kitchen’ featuring Mario Batali with a special guest; guests will include The Edge, Josh Groban, Patti Smith and … Flea whose video has been released today:


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The series airs on January 26th 2015.

RHCP First Performance of 2015!

A bit of a surprise to get up and see these photos this morning as I’d seen nothing on the websites I check or in the news feeds saying they were due to play. It seems that the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala which benefited the J/P Haitian Relief Organization yesterday (January 10th 2015).

Apparently they were the surprise performance of the evening which I guess is why so little was known about this in advance (other than Chad posting a photo of his drum kit shortly beforehand). Source

Clip of By The Way from Chad’s Instagram page: http://instagram.com/p/xtHtlsRo8-/

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A video posted by Chad Smith (@chadsmithofficial) on

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Sean Penn's Haitian Relief Party #redhotchilipeppers #red #seanpenn #haiti #moreenergythaniveeverseen

A video posted by Charleston Academy (@chs_academy) on


Many thanks to Shalhevet for the info!

Charity Surfboards by Flea and Anthony Kiedis for Auction

A Benefit for Surfers Healing Foundation

Dates: Saturday, November 22 through December 31, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction is holding a fundraiser to benefit Surfers Healing Foundation which is a “foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing”.

Both Flea and Anthony Kiedis have contributed to this event.

Anthony’s Board:

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Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle. Izzy Paskowitz’s father was ‘Doc’ Dorian Paskowitz and that is who Anthony is referring to in his artwork and dedication. He was a surfing pioneer and legend. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. (You can find out more about him in his book, ‘Surfing and Health’). SONY DSC

Online auction link to Anthony’s surfboard: HERE. Flea’s Board: ???????? Bidding link to Flea’s surfboard:  HERE

You have two days left to bid on both of these surfboards if you are interested!

Thanks to Shalhevet for the link and to Anne for the additional link & info on ‘Doc’ Paskowitz.

Flea and Thomas Houseago’s Sculptures

There’s an interesting piece on Flea’s friendship with sculptor Thomas Houseago on The Hollywood Reporter website:flea-sculpture-thomas-houseago

Apparently Flea is a great fan of artist, Thomas Houseago’s pieces and would like to own one but  he doesn’t have a place to put one as many of the pieces are so big. After tracking the artist down, Flea and Houseago became friends

At their first meeting, the two talked for three hours. “I was like, ‘Oh, he’s a brother.’ With Flea, it was just straight up,” recalls Houseago…

And it turns out that the artist brought one of Flea’s former homes, The Castle in Los Feliz, without realising it;

“It was pure chance. I had no idea it used to be Flea’s house,”

Houseago donated a piece to the recent Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit evening auction. It was a mask sculpture and was bought by Anthony Kiedis.

Full story: The Hollywood Reporter

Auction for RHCP Signed Lakers Jersey

For anyone interested (Christmas is coming! It would make a lovely present for someone!), a Lakers’ jersey signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is up for auction to help raise money for WhyHunger. WhyHunger is a non-profit organisation working to end poverty and hunger.

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This item is closing on  December 10th at 12:10pm and can be bid on now at: http://bit.ly/1t5gEds

 

Flea ‘Low Down’ Q&A Session

Flea has posted on Instagram to say he will be doing an question and answer session following the 2 p.m. showing of ‘Low Down’ on Sunday at the Sundance Sunset Cinema:

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Amy and I will be doing q and a after the 2 o’clock showing at the sundance sunset cinema on Sunday. Come on down folks it’s gonna be dope it’s worth it the movie is so beautiful

 

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Flea Update

A couple of articles have come out in the last couple of days about Flea.

One is another post about Flea’s forthcoming autobiography (no publishing date yet) saying that the bassist now has a publishing deal with Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hachette Book Group:

Grand Central announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, would be a window into Flea’s “intense and dynamic life.” He will cover his years with singer Anthony Kiedis and his “tumultuous” path with the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the past three decades. Source

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The other was an article about Flea’s appearance on the Larry king show with a video (sorry can’t find an embed link) talking about his childhood and appearance in the ‘Low Down’  movie:

“I was kind of a rough kid. I was on the street, I was getting in trouble, I was doing petty crimes, I was on drugs. The one thing that kept me focused was the music programs in the public schools that I went to, it gave you a sense of self, a sense of discipline, something to work on.” 

Full article including video HERE

Fandemonium Book Signing LA!

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Angra, Feli and Pamela at the Signing

So, yesterday and the signing of Fandemonium! The book signing was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with wristbands being available from 9 a.m. and was held at Barnes & Noble, The Grove, Los Angeles. Originally the event was advertised as having Anthony Kiedis and photographer David Mushegain in attendance but during the day it was announced that more than one Red Hot Chili Pepper band member would be there! …

As it turned out, RHCP were represented by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith and Flea. David Mushegain was of course there (if you don’t know, Dave is the person at the table with a red bandana) and milling around in the background were several other recognizable faces including Chris Warren (Chad’s drum tech whom many of you will have seen playing on stage with the band during the ‘I’m With You’ tour concerts) and Anthony’s girlfriend, Helena Vestergaard.

Fan Photos of the Signing:

Many thanks to Feli for this video

Credits:
A massive thank you to my friends, Angra, Feli and Pamela, who went yesterday and who have shared their photos and videos with us! Love you my RHCP sister and T-shirt Experiment girls! <3

Other photos I believe are by Brian Gove/WireImage.

If anyone else has info/photos/video of the event and would like to share, I’d love to hear from you!

Flea Guests on Bryan Ferry’s Avonmore Album

Byran Ferry’s new album, ‘Avonmore’ is due out next week and features guest appearances from Ferry’s own son, Tara,  as well a number of artists including Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and  Flea:

 

The title track, meanwhile, features an appearance from Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whom Ferry met in Los Angeles through British artist Damien Hirst.

“When he came to the session he had this great bass guitar that Damien had given him that which was kind of coated with butterflies,” recalled Ferry. “A beautiful instrument and worth millions, I guess. So that’s what he played. He’s a very good player, lots of energy and we got on very well. He plays the bass sort of hundreds of notes a second, very fast. He’s like a virtuoso bass player.”

Source: Winnipeg Free Press