Watts Going On?

RHCP performance today at Markham Middle School, Watts, Los Angeles. It’s a four song set:

Can’t Stop
Suck My Kiss
By The Way
Give It Away

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Got to check out a pretty cool local band this afternoon at Markham Middle School. They are going to do amazing things over there with a year round music program for the kids! Music education is so important and we have to keep it alive for future generations. I’m so blessed to be able to have received it, see my son receiving it, and now these kids getting an opportunity is just amazing! I also think this band has a bright future ahead of them! But honestly, if it weren’t for this band, I promise you I wouldn’t have played music growing up and I wouldn’t have started @encoremusic. They were a huge influence and I still remember learning Under The Bridge as a teen. . . #inspiration #rhcp #musiceducation #supportmusic

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Markham middle school , Watts , LA CA 7-12-19

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RHCP Live from the East Hampton Show

UPDATED:

Date: Friday 28th June, 2019

Location: Private “Coachella East” themed event hosted by Sukey and Mike Novogratz in Amagansett, East Hampton, USA

Setlist:

There was a livestream on the official Chili Peppers’ page on Instagram, but it was coming and going (it swapped to David Mushegain’s own account at times too). Some songs are missing as a result on the videos taken from the stream.

Around The World
The Zephyr Song
Dark Necessities
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Go Robot
Californication
Aeroplane
Don’t Forget Me
*Soul to Squeeze
By The Way
*Give It Away

Note*: These songs were definitely on the livestream so the set must have changed from the list. The other songs may have been played but they were not on the livestream.

Screenshots during the livestream:

Many thanks to David Mushegain for battling with the livestream- so appreciated!

RHCP in East Hampton

I’m not sure exactly what it is but RHCP are playing/doing something in East Hampton tonight. I’d heard on the grapevine that they were going to be there but the details were very vague, but Flea has now posted from there. AK flew out to New York a day or so ago, Josh is in NY too as he’s visited a record shop and been photographed there and it sounds rather like Chad on those drums…

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Hi east Hampton. I farted.

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Californication 20 Years Later…

Californication turns 20 today. Hard to believe it was released 20 years ago! RHCP are releasing a special edition vinyl  picture disc of the album in September- pre-order details HERE and there’s a whole range of articles online about the album to celebrate its anniversary. Here are some of them:

SPIN Released article ‘To Live and Die in LA’

Kerrang! A sort of release of an article but with added commentary.

Billboard A couple of paragraphs about the album and then the tracks are ranked in order with comments about each song.

Music Radar have reissued a Rhythm magazine interview with Chad Smith about Californication

Some Early Days RHCP Concert Reviews

I’ve been sent a few scans of early Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert reviews from The Daily Nexus which was the UC Santa Barbara student newspaper. Enjoy!

1984 October Zany review of a gig at Casa De La Etna- not sure whether due to RHCP, or the interviewer, or both!

1985 October A review of a concert In San Diego

1988 April A review of the band playing at The Pub.

1988 October 13th A very brief news item talking about the band’s earlier gig at the Pub and the fact they were about to appear at the Graduate in IV (Irving?)

1989 January   Review of RHCP doing a surprise four song set at a Thelonius Monster concert.

Many thanks to Hamish at RHCP Sessions for the scans.

Body Parts (Flea’s Body Parts!)

I didn’t have the RHCP book, Body Parts by Grier Govorko, in my collection; it’s out of print and the copies I’ve seen of it have been really expensive. However, my lovely friend in LA saw a second-hand copy in Amoeba and bought it for me! It arrived today. The text is mostly the author describing people and places poetically without any detail of the band, but it contains loads of photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on tour. And a lot of photos of intimate parts of Flea’s anatomy – hence I think the ‘Body Parts’ title 😀 There is one photo involving a wine glass that has scarred me for life 😛 Obviously, I can’t post ones here involving nudity but I’ve scanned a few photos to show people what the book is like in case they haven’t seen it (hoping that’s OK as the book is out of print). I’ll put some more AK ones on my Anthony Kiedis website. BTW it’s a Dave Navarro era publication so he is the guitarist shown.

Tell me baby, what’s your story?

Fab is a long-time friend of Anthony Kiedis and RHCP. He’s named-checked on the Live in Hyde Park album. He lived in LA with Flea and was close friends with the band in their early days… Anyway, Fab recently sent some photos that he came across while searching for something else to Anthony & Flea of them with his son, Angelo. Flea posted a couple of them on his Instagram account.The photo of him with Angelo had the caption, “Who is the mystery baby?” leading to much speculation as to who the baby was.

Fab responded with the same photo now captioned with, “Who are them mysterious dudes holding my baby?” 🙂

I’m posting them here as they are such sweet pics and to clear up who the baby is as there’s been a lot of debate online and some people didn’t know/have missed the answer (and there’s also a recent one of the, now grown up, baby).

Many thanks to Fab for the extra info & the photos. (Photos used with permission).

Who are the mystery dudes?

 

Flea, Anthony & Angelo

 

Angelo & Fab’s paintings of AK and Flea

 

 

Photos of RHCP in Egypt by Louise Schiffmacher

There are loads more on Louise Schiffmacher’s Instagram account.

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#flea333 #rhcp #rhcpegypt #pyramids

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RHCP in Egypt- Mixed Media

There is loads of stuff obviously so I’m picking out a few things here (There’s a dedicated Anthony Kiedis page on AnthonyKiedis.net)


Photos by FabulosFab; used with kind permission

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Sean Sully has posted loads of photos of the set up on his page: Sound by Sully