Red Hot Chili Peppers; Big Day Out, Australia, January 2013
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.
Many thanks to Shalhevet & Ana for sourcing the links. News report with video link HERE
It’s long due but here’s the first full solo interview (in a UK magazine) I’ve seen with Josh Klinghoffer since he joined RHCP; there is a lengthy interview with him in the current edition of Total Guitar (July 2012) which has just gone on sale here.
The interview mentions his guitar equipment, how he came to be in the Chilis and life in RHCP plus his life pre-RHCP and also Dot hacker. There is also a section on the changing sound of RHCP guitarists through the ages.
Read the fully scanned Josh Klinghoffer interview. This is for information only, please buy the magazine if you are interested in the whole feature e.g. the Monarch of Roses tab from Total Guitar online or from your newsagent if resident in the UK
UPDATE: Transcript now added
Thanks to Andjelka for sourcing this
Red Hot Chili Peppers feature several times in the latest edition of Rolling Stone to hit the bookstands! (It’s the issue with Ziggy Stardust on the cover).
Many thanks to Melanie for letting us know about this and sharing the scans with us.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The 02, Dublin,November 4th 2011
When he joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer faced the tough task of convincing fans that he was a worthy replacement for the band’s recently departed slinger, John Frusciante. This Dublin stop on the Chilis’ I’m With You tour proves that Klinghoffer is highly proficient at playing Frusciante’s complex tunes, even if he never sounds as fluid as the man himself. The set list is heavy on the group’s hit period, from Blood Sugar Sex Magik-fueled early Nineties to the early-2000s standouts on Californication and By The Way. “Scar Tissue” sends the crowd into hysterics, and Anthony Kiedis wails an impressive rendition of “Under The Bridge,” whilst still finding time to tell security to go easy on an unruly fan, forward to the end, the band plays a jammed out cover of Neil Young’s 1969 classic “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere,” before wrapping with a frenetic “Give It Away.” Frusciante’s defection may have wounded the Chilis, but it hasn’t been a mortal blow.
Chilis Postpone Tour Due to Kiedis Foot Injury
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have postponed their US tour, which was set to launch on January 20th, so that frontman Anthony Kiedis can recover from multiple foot injuries. The frontman recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot,” said the band. Kiedis is expected to fully recover in time for the rescheduled trek, which kicks of March 29th in Tampa, Florida. The Chilis will also be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th.
The scans are for your info only; if you can buy this magazine please go out and do so You can also subscribe to an online version of the magazine HERE
Venue: Palaolimpico Torino Italy
Date: Saturday 10th December 2011
I’ve just added over 220 photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing atTorino/ Turin, Italy at the end of last year. Sorry there’s been a delay due to real life issues but I’ve finally done it… Here are a few examples, hope you enjoy
Note: The lighting at the concert wasn’t brilliant for taking photos; I took over 700 trying to catch the right conditions and have uploaded about 300 of those to my two websites- the quality of the uploaded ones does vary but I’ve added so many photos to give a real taste of the concert.
And for anyone interested: Anthony Kiedis Gallery at Torino December 2011 on AnthonyKiedis.net
Red Hot Chili Peppers are to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2012! They will be joining several other groups including the Beastie Boys and Guns N’ Roses.
The complete list of inductees is:
Guns N’ Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Small Faces/The Faces
Anthony Kiedis was interviewed by Rolling Stone shortly after he found out:
Did you get emotional?
The most emotional part for me was thinking about Hillel Slovak. That was where it got me. I felt very good about it, but I felt very much like our work has only just begun. Now that we’ve got Josh in the band, we have a chance to make some great records over the next few years. But there was something about going back and thinking about something that we started in a living room with Hillel Slovak. Because he’s no longer with us, it seemed emotional and beautiful. It’s really kind of his induction that I’m most excited about. He’s a beautiful person that picked up a guitar in the 1970s and didn’t make it out of the 1980s, and he is getting honored for his beauty.
Do you feel weird about getting in while the band is still so active? Some bands say they worry it conveys the impression that they are done.
I don’t feel weird about it. I know what the next few years look like for our band, and I’m incredibly excited to be playing with these guys. I feel like our creative well is running over. I don’t think it’s going to stigmatize us. Nothing has the power to diminish the love we have for what we’re doing right now. It’s just an interesting interlude to be accepted into the Hall of Fame while we’re still vibrantly going about our business.
One of the cool things about it is that all of the past inductees vote. So, I don’t know, Paul McCartney had the chance to vote for you.
I have an absolute smile on my face while you say that.
And you’ll be on the wall in Cleveland near Elvis Presley.
As a kid, I was anti-Elvis. I just didn’t get it. Once I stopped being so judgmental I found the great wonder of Elvis and all that he did. I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody. I remember going to Graceland as a kid and talking shit while I was there. Now if I went there, I’d think about all the great things he did and what a great musician he was.
Do you think that John Frusciante will come to the induction?
Ummm… Wow. It would be a guess on my behalf on whether or not he’ll come. I can’t imagine that he would, but it’s a “you never know” kind of thing. I haven’t talked to him in quite a while. I don’t know where he’s at these days. He’ll obviously be more than welcome, and embraced if he does. If he doesn’t, that’s cool too.
I’m guessing they’ll bring your former drummer Cliff Martinez in too, but I really don’t know.
I would imagine that he would want to come. Both he and Jack Irons would want to come.
Read the full Rolling Stone interview with Anthony Kiedis here
Many thanks to everyone who’s posted links about this on my Facebook pages.
An interesting interview especially for you John Frusciante fans as it mentions him and the fact that Josh feels the two of them are unlikely to work together again:
Original Italian Version:
5 set 2011 – Uno ha i capelli viola, i piedi nudi, tatuaggi, la maglietta di Thelonius Monk: ha lo sguardo da ragazzino, ma la faccia un po’ segnata dal tempo. L’altro è tutto vestito di nero, ha una felpa con il cappuccio, un accenno di barba, il ciuffo. Ha lo sguardo e il viso da ragazzo; dimostra meno dei suoi 31 anni e sembra ancora un po’ intimidito dalla situazione.
Sono Flea e Josh Klinghoffer, ovvero l’anima ritmica (e non solo) dei Red Hot Chili Peppers e il “nuovo” chitarrista: sono passati dall’Italia oggi per presentare “I’m with you”, il disco uscito la settima scorsa (qua la nostra recensione), il primo in cinque anni e il primo dopo la seconda uscita di John Frusciante dal gruppo.
Flea è gentile, risponde ad ogni domanda senza problemi, a partire dalla scelta della maglietta – il suo amore per il jazz è noto: “mi piace, a chi non piace Thelonius Monk? Come mi piacciono i Beatles e come mi piace respirare..”. Poi si passa a parlare del disco, della nuova formazione: la sensazione che i due danno è di grande affiatamento, Josh (che aveva già in passato suonato con il gruppo in tour, per questo “nuovo” va messo tra virgolette) si è inserito alla perfezione, è in piena sintonia con il resto del gruppo: “Abbiamo un processo di composizione democratico, ognuno può dire la sua, e Josh non si è solo inserito, ha portato la sua visione”, spiega Flea. “Quando abbiamo iniziato a scrivere, due anni fa”, dice Josh, “E’ stato tutto molto naturale, abbiamo imparato a conoscerci. Non ci sono stati grandi difficoltà se non ora che iniziano le cose strane, vedere così tanta gente… Anche se poi suonare con questa band è una cosa naturale, siamo subito in contatto”.
“Josh è una persona molto differente da John”, spiega Flea. “Ero molto abituato a lui, abbiamo suonato assieme per tanto di quel tempo che avevamo ormai un nostro linguaggio. Con Josh ho imparato un nuovo linguaggio: ho dovuto lasciarmi indietro il passato e immergermi nel presente”.
Flea ha un rapporto sereno con il tempo, e si vede, lo ripete in continuazione: “ Cinque anni?”, dice all’inevitabile domanda sulla lunga pausa. “Siamo stati in tour per ‘Stadium Arcadium’, ci siamo presi una pausa, abbiamo ricominciato a scrivere, ed eccoci qua. E’ stata l’attrazione gravitazionale dei nostri cuori: ci siamo ritrovati a suonare musica. Se penso alla nostra tradizione, a come abbiamo iniziato negli anni ’80, e a dove siamo ora, con i palazzetti, gli stadi… Do un grande valore al nostro modo di fare le cose. It’s fucking awesome! Poi non so se ci vorranno altri cinque anni per un disco… So a malapena cosa farò domani, sono che sono grato di stare in tour e di comunicare le mie idee, di poter parlare con la gente. Poi vedremo.”.
Quanto al passato, Flea non ha né rimorsi né rimpianti. Anzi la sua vena mistica viene fuori anche qua: “Ho un ottimo ricordo di quello che abbiamo fatto: eravamo così stupidi, dei cazzoni che non sapevano cosa facevano, che andavano in giro sfatti…I nostri angeli custodi ci hanno permesso di sopravvivere, di trovare qualcosa dentro di noi che ci ha fatto crescere. Nessun guru, nessun psichiatra ci avrebbe potuto indicare una via migliore”. Un tema, quello del passato, che ritorna anche in uno dei momenti più intensi del disco, “Brendan’s death song”. “ E’ dedicata ad un nostro amico, un promoter di L.A. che fun uno dei primi a darci un ingaggio: a quell’epoca non eravamo nessun e lui avuto un grande ruolo nella crescita della band, con quello che ha fatto. Ci ha dato fiducia, ci siamo sentiti rispettati. Il primo giorno che abbiamo suonato con Josh è stato quello in cui abbiamo saputo della sua morte. Abbiamo improvvisato ed è nata quella canzone”.
La vena mistica di Flea ritorna quando racconta il suo rapporto con la musica: “Sono un fottuto hippie… la musica per me arriva da un posto divino. Quello che posso fare è mettermi nella condizione di farla scorrere, di farla arrivare, per vivere la mia vita in un posizione vicino a questo posto divino. Ma non sono religioso…”
Josh guarda, sorride, ogni tanto interviene con una battuta, in maniera molto educata, timida, ma non troppo. Quando Flea si assenta per andare un attimo in bagno, dice che lui non ha problemi a suonare le canzoni che la band ha inciso con gli altri chitarristi: “John aveva un problema con i brani di ‘One hot Minute’, quelle che la band aveva inciso con Dave Navarro. Io quel disco l’ho comprato e l’ho amato, quel tour è stata anche la prima volta che ho visto i Peppers dal vivo. Ma tanto so che neanche gli altri amano particolarmente quei brani”. Dice che vuole continuare la sua carriera solista: “Nelle pause del tour farò la mia musica. Ma non credo che suonerò ancora con John”, dice – Josh ha suonato in molti dischi solisti di Frusciante, ne ha inciso uno a doppio nome e due sotto il nome Ataxia. “John è abbastanza concentrato sulle sue cose, ultimamente”. Quanto al suo ruolo futuro nei RHCP, dice ridendo: “Sarò incosciente, diventerò tossico, ruberò macchine. Non vedo l’ora”, e poi manda un saluto ai suoi amici italiani, Marlene Kuntz e Afterhours, con cui ha suonato dal vivo qualche volta.
Per vedere dal vivo i Red Hot Chili Peppers, invece, bisogna aspettare Dicembre, il 10 a Torino e l’11 Milano.
English Translation (Sorry it’s late here and I’ve just run it through Google translate but it will give you the idea; I’ll try to get a proper translation of it if I can but most of my Italian friends have been running around Germany/are about to go to see RHCP at the weekend).
September 5, 2011 – One has purple hair, bare feet, tattoos, T-shirt of Thelonius Monk: a kid has the look, but do a little ‘marked by time. The other is dressed all in black, has a hoodie, a hint of a beard, a tuft. It has the eyes and face as a boy, looked younger than his 31 years and still seems a little ‘intimidated by the situation.
Flea and Josh Klinghoffer are, or the soul of rhythm (and not only) Red Hot Chili Peppers and the “new” guitarist from Italy have gone today to present “I’m With You”, the disc out of the seventh last (our review here), the first in five years and the first since the second exit from the group of John Frusciante.
Flea is gentle, smooth answers to every question, from the choice of shirt – his love for jazz is well known: “I like it, who does not like Thelonious Monk? As I like the Beatles and as I like to breathe .. “. Then you need to talk about the disc, the new formation: the feeling that the two damage is of great harmony, Josh (who had previously played with the band on tour, for this “new” should be put in quotes) was inserted to perfection, is in full harmony with the rest of the group: “We have a democratic process of composition, each can have its say, and Josh has not only entered, brought his vision,” says Flea. “When we started writing, two years ago,” says Josh, “It ‘was all very natural, we have learned to know each other. There were great difficulties if not now starting things strange to see so many people … Even if they play with this band is a matter of course, we immediately got in touch. ”
“Josh is a very different person from John,” says Flea. “I was very accustomed to him, we played together for so long that now we had our own language. With Josh I learned a new language: I had to leave the past behind and immerse myself in this. ”
Flea has a peaceful relationship with time, and it shows, repeats all the time: “Five years?” Says the inevitable question about the long pause. “We were on tour for ‘Stadium Arcadium’, we took a break, we started to write, and here we are. It ‘was the gravitational pull of our hearts: we ended up playing music. If I think of our tradition, as we started in the ’80s, and where we are now, with arenas, stadiums … Do a great value to our way of doing things. It’s fucking awesome! Then I do not know if it will take another five years for a hard … I know hardly what I will do tomorrow, I am that I am grateful to be on tour and to communicate my ideas, to talk to people. Then we’ll see. “.
As in the past, Flea has no remorse or regrets. Indeed, his mystical streak comes out here too: “I have great memories of what we did: we were so stupid, the fuckers who did not know what they did, who went around mushy … Our Guardian Angels have enabled us to survive , to find something within us that made us grow. No guru, no psychiatrist could have indicated a better way. ” A theme, that of the past, who returns at one of the most intense moments of the album, “Brendan’s death song.” “And ‘dedicated to our friend, a promoter of LA that one function of the first to give us a gig: at that time were not any and he played a major role in the growth of the band, with what he did. Gave us confidence, we felt respected. The first day we played with Josh was one in which we heard about his death. We improvised and that song was born. ”
The mystical vein of Flea returns as he recounts his relationship with music: “I’m a fucking hippie … for me the music comes from a divine place. What I can do is put in a position to slide, to get her to live my life in a location near to this divine place. But I am not religious … ”
Josh looks, smiles, occasionally intervenes with a joke, in a very polite, shy, but not too much. Flea when we go away for a moment in the bathroom, says he has no problem playing the songs that the band has recorded with other guitarists: “John had a problem with the songs ‘One Hot Minute’, the ones that the band was recorded with Dave Navarro. I’ve bought that album and I loved that tour was also the first time I’ve seen the Peppers live. But I know that not even particularly like these other songs. ” He says he wants to continue his solo career: “In the pauses of the tour will my music. But I do not think that will play with John again, “he says – Josh has played in many of Frusciante solo albums, he has recorded a double name and two under the name Ataxia. “John is quite focused on his things, lately.” As for his future role in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he laughs: “I will be unconscious, become toxic, steal cars. I can not wait “, and then sends a greeting to his Italian friends, Marlene Kuntz and Afterhours, with whom he played live a few times.
Live to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers instead, you have to wait in December, 10 in Turin and Milan 11.
Many thanks to Alex for the heads up on this!
EDIT: Updated with the three song videos and also the interview with a transcript :
Red Hot Chili Peppers have appeared on UK TV on Jools Holland’s show for the second time this week (tonight’s show was recorded along with Tuesday’s live footage). The show, like Tuesday, opened with RHCP playing the Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, they also played Look Around (screen caps below) and Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer were briefly interviewed: They talked about the departure of John Frusciante & Josh joining/ fitting into the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Anthony Kiedis mentioned having Everly Bear with him in London and showing him some of the sights (before Everly Bear has to stay in school and the world ends next year!) and he also said how much he enjoyed the set by Bjork. The show again ended with Monarchy of Roses.
Many thanks to Ana for sourcing these and pkrips0791 xxxxWGDxxxx for uploading them!
Jools Holland: And now I’m delighted to welcome Anthony & Josh from the Red Hot Chili Peppers at this table, here, direct. Very nice to see you both. Welcome back to the show.
Anthony Kiedis: Thank you.
Jools Holland: OK great. Band sounding great. Very good new record but it’s five years since the last record and er… how come you left it sorta so long? Five years, is that right?
Anthony Kiedis: Umm..It seems like five minutes and it’s never really that long. Yeah, maybe since we actually recorded the record before it but then you know we go out on the road for years on end, took a little break and found Josh.
Jools Holland: Exactly. And how did you find Josh?
Anthony Kiedis: Umm Josh is a friend who happened to be in our circle of people and …umm… it was just kinda perfect and magical transition where our previous guitar player, John, was ready to go and do something else and we said that sounds sensible, and then we thought about it for a while and really just let it come to us where we should go. And instead of forcing it in some weird, uncomfortable, awkward direction, we drifted towards the comfortable beauty of Josh.
Jools Holland: Lovely, comfy Josh.
Anthony Kiedis: Yeah right. Which has been. Not to praise him too much wildly on television while he’s sitting there
Jools Holland: No sorry.. yeah.. but [talking over Anthony Kiedis]
Anthony Kiedis: … it’s been the greatest thing that could have ever happened to us
Jools Holland: It sounds great as well. You sound beautiful. Do you feel as though you’ve blended straight in?
Josh Klinghoffer: Umm… yeah… I mean I’ve known those guys these guys for a while so umm yes, you know…
Jools Holland: It’s kinda hard , it’s kinda difficult to be accepted into?
Josh Klinghoffer: No not really cos they are so open and they just kinda want me to be me and you know have as much fun as they are
Jools Holland: And when you are on tour, what do you do? Do you go and see the sights of the cities you are in or do you stay in your room. What do you do?
Anthony Kiedis: Yeah sometimes the sights. Umm I’ve been bringing my son on tour with me and trying to show him around a little bit. He’s four.
Jools Holland: That’s great! Show him the world
Anthony Kiedis: Show him the world
Jools Holland: That is great, good time to see it before it ends.
Anthony Kiedis: And before he gets too locked into school. True before it ends, yes. Yeah, it could be next year according to the polar swap. Did you read about that?
Jools Holland: Is that right? Oh yeah, I knew there would be something else to worry about
Anthony Kiedis: Oh yeah, you got about about a year.
Jools Holland: And show him the world. Great to have you on the show. Its sounds great and it’s great you blend in beautifully with them if I may say so?
Anthony Kiedis: We love Josh and by the way, Bjork was radically wild and wonderful. That was so cool.
Jools Holland: Great wasn’t she?
Anthony Kiedis: Yeah
Jools Holland: A lot of great guests tonight
Anthony Kiedis: A great line up of guests. Yeah.
Jools Holland: Well I’m glad you’re one of them, so it’s very nice to have you both here. Thank you very much. Anthony and Josh! We will be hearing more from the Red Hot Chili Peppers later *
[* They closed the show with Monarchy of Roses]
RHCP performed just on the Jools Holland live music show called Later, on British TV station Radio 2.
EDIT: Videos now added
The Red Hot Chili Peppers opened the show with ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ and they closed it with ‘Monarchy of Roses. The band members looked really good and seemed to be enjoying the performance (especially Chad!) but the sound quality was absolutely awful
Here are some screen caps I quickly grabbed as they were performing:
Many thanks to Cusmanovic for uploading them