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There are some really high quality videos from the two Chicago shows that RHCP have just played and they deserve a post of their own! I’ve added a couple of them below but the full listings can be seen here:
Anthony Kiedis was interviewed for Y108 prior to the band playing their show at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. Usual questions and then it gets really random. And AK is either tired or not into it. You can view video clips from the interview or listen to the whole thing here: Y108 Video Interview
There’s also a very brief interview with Josh Klinghoffer for 24 Hours Vancouver. Josh talks about meeting RHCP back in the day when he was playing with Bob Forrest. It cuts off abruptly so it seems like this is just a section- hopefully the whole interview will come out soon!
A brief snippet of a video has been released which is apparently from the original video for ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ that was directed by Kreayshawn but ditched in favour of a second video that was released:
“We had one sort of failed attempt at making a video for this song, which was indoors and just kind of dark and dank and not really fun or anything, so we thought, ‘Let’s go with the opposite of that.’ And the opposite of that was a rooftop.”
Source: MTV interview
The snippet shows a couple of live scenes of the band and then a scene where Anthony Kiedis shuts the door on an ambulance containing a girl and Josh Klinghoffer. Anthony turns to the camera and shrugs his arms. Both Klinghoffer and Kiedis are dressed as medics.
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
I Wanna Be Your Dog (cover) going into..
Right on Time
What Is Soul? (cover)
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way
Josh talks about the perils of being recognised as a member of the Chili Peppers (blame AK and Flea hehehe) and that they are normal people who need to eat, etc. and that it would be nice for some fans to recognise that. He extends that to chat about the differences fame brings now he’s actually in the band as opposed to being a friend of the band/additional guitarist. He also talks about the long-standing friendships in the band and how they are still all very enthusiastic about what they do and show no desire to stop being RHCP.
I think it’s working and it’s still growing and the most important thing is the three of them are three of the greatest people I could ever consider friends.
Josh Klinghoffer has been interviewed for Winnipeg Free Press. There’s a brief history of the band and then a short interview with Josh where he talks about working with the band, the mundane trials of touring versus the feeling you get when playing liv,e and Chris Cornell’s death.
The video for Goodbye Angels has been released today:
It features brilliant live footage of a RHCP concert shot in Atlanta, Georgia interspersed with a story line of girl peeing in a flower bed, getting high, drinking, smoking, snogging & stripping in a toilet cubical and gatecrashing the concert just because apparently we all want to see that. Whatever.
Setlist Venice – April/08/2017
Red Hot Chili Peppers
1 Can’t Stop
3 Dark Necessities
4 Me & My Friends
5 Go Robot
6 By The Way
7 Goodbye Angels
8 Give It Away
+ Jam “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges)
Last night, RHCP played a private gig in Venice to mark the opening of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” They had been videoed at the airport (complete with Flea and his new new leopard skin hair design) and Chad had posted a photo of them attending the exhibition and every one was assuming there was more to their presence in Venice than just that- either a private gig or to record a video but it turned out to be the former.
This is a really wild shot. I don’t suppose anyone recorded GIA on Sunday 11th December (second night) in Birmingham and especially the very end of the concert when Josh was saying goodbye? Or took photos? if you did, please could you let me know. Josh gave my friend his beanie hat and she’d love some record of it. We’ve checked all of the YouTube videos and can’t find anything – I always have my camera turned off by that point so I can enjoy the final song and it happened so quickly and I didn’t know it was her until the end of the concert and I never thought to record it.