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Flea: “Next thing I knew two weeks later I was onstage rocking out like a feral beast and I realised that was something for me that was so immediate and so intense and I had a much better chance of girls liking me when I did it.”
Presenter: Girls liked you more playing the guitar than the trumpet?
Flea: “Girls much more, especially back then, liked a guy in a rock band way better than like a jazz kid geek in a suit with a trumpet.”


I’ve finally written up (where does the time go?!) and added the transcript to the Australian interview that was aired on May 29th. The video link has also been updated as the previous one was removed- watch it while you can just in case this version gets removed too! You can find the link and transcript HERE

All members of RHCP are interviewed but Anthony Kiedis and Flea are the main ones featured and there are lots of interesting comments and details about their friendship and the band.



I’ve also scanned and uploaded the latest version of OOR magazine from The Netherlands (06 2016). I knew there was a retrospective photo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the front and a review of ‘The Getaway’ but I had no idea there was also a 10 page article (it seems to be a history of the band) until I received it today (many thanks to my lovely friend Wil who rushed out to get the magazine and sent it to me!). Lots of pictures- the cover gives some idea as to what may be inside (Warning! Maybe don’t open next to Grandma or young children!). You can see full scans HERE for reference purposes but if you are in The Netherlands and can buy a copy please do.

iHeart Radio RHCP Launch Party Photos

Getty Images have released photos taken at the iHeart Radio Red Hot Chili Peppers’ launch party for ‘The Getaway’ which was recorded last month for release on 17th June to coincide with the album release date.


More Anthony Kiedis specific ones are available on

RHCP Tour 2016: Greenfield Festival, Switzerland

This will be updated- I’ve been posting stuff for most of the evening and writing up transcripts so I’ll do the set list now and update tomorrow as I’m really tired  as it’s almost midnight here.

Date: June 8th 2016

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland

Set List

Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Can’t Stop
Dani California
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Factory Of Faith
Nobody Weird Like Me
The Getaway
If You Have To Ask
Right On Time
By The Way

Around The World
Give It Away

Many thanks once again to Henrik Lewandowski for posting from the festival and keeping us updated!


This is another piece of the interview that Anthony Kiedis did for ET Canada. In it he’s talking about the single ‘Dark Necessities’ from the new RHCP album The Getaway.


Anthony Kiedis Discusses “Dark Necessities” [The Getaway]

Anthony Kiedis: So that was the song that was written in the studio with Brian Burton. A lot of the songs we had already and some of them were created spontaneously in the studio with Brian. That was a new one and so, they sent that to me on a CD because I’m old-school like that and I like to go work in my car that has a CD player. And I listened to it and I was pretty immediately stricken with my part in the song which sometimes happens and sometimes doesn’t. Sometimes you hear a piece of music that you fall in love with but you have no idea as a vocalist what you’re supposed to do with it. It just doesn’t make sense. The timing is weird, the melodies are weird. With that song I was like I know what to do with the song; I think I know what my part is. And I took that and went to Hawaii and wrote lyrics for it and it just kind of speaks to …the beauty of our dark sides and how much creativity and growth and light actually comes out of those difficult struggles that we have on the insides of our heads that no one else can see. And I knew that song meant a tonne to Brian and that it was one of his favourite musical tracks and I came in and sang it after I got from Hawaii and he was feeling it which made me feel great because sometimes he’s like, ‘That’s not happening. Go back and try again.” But with that one it was working and ahh, umm… the more that song did…  er gestate the better it got until it just became.  That was Brian’s push for a single so our producer, once we realised ‘The Getaway’ wasn’t going to happen, ummm, record company, managers wanted ‘Go Robot’, Brian was like I love ‘Go Robot’ but it’s got to be ‘Dark Necessities’ and he literally went and fought for it with a sword in his hand until he got his way.


This snippet has also been released where he talking about some of his previous decisions and how musical his son, Everly bear, is:


Anthony Kiedis Looks To The Past

Interviewer: Do you ever look back on some of the things you’ve done and just think what was I thinking then? Whether it’s fashion or a move you made or a song?
Anthony Kiedis: Moves no. Because even the most ridiculous moves I’m all for them. Sometimes the more absurd and embarrassing the better. Fashion, I’ve had a couple of moments where I do question my sanity and I’ve seen some photo shoots and I was like whoa! Song wise, I don’t even mind writing a bad song or a silly song or a song that I don’t want to play today. It made sense at that moment and if it is a song and we have worked on it, I have love for it.

Voice over: And now he has a batch of new songs to love with the June 17 release of ‘The Getaway.’

Anthony Kiedis: Music still gives me one of the best feelings on earth.
Voice over: Anthony’s son, Everly, seen in this Marc Jacob’s ad seems to have the music bug too.
Anthony Kiedis: He’s learning piano and he’s a natural born vocalist. He likes singing and we like writing songs daily about anything and everything.
Interviewer: Is he a barometer at all for your music?
Anthony Kiedis: Umm… Yeah, there’s only one song he’s not in love with on this record but overall he likes this record better than anything we’ve ever done in the past. And he can sing every lyric on this new record. So when I see him smile and when I see him look at me like ‘You wrote that Dad?!’, it’s a good feeling.

RHCP on Carpool Karaoke

As posted a short while ago, Chad Smith announced on his social media accounts that the band were to appear on James Corden on The Late Late Show for a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment. Rolling Stone have now posted that it will air on 13th June:



Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they will join James Corden on The Late Late Show for a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment next week. All four members of the band will be in the car, so it will be a tight squeeze – and one of the loudest karaoke sessions to date.

The episode is slated to air on June 13th and include sing-alongs to three selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ catalog: “Under The Bridge,” “Californication,” and new single “Dark Necessities,” from the their 11th album The Getaway.

Full story and source: Rolling Stone

RHCP Tour 2016: Rock im Park, Germany


UPDATED: Videos added

The sister concert to last night’s ‘Rock am Ring’ concert. Thankfully no delays or injuries due to storms today.




Photo Credits: Henrik Lewandowski


Date: Sunday 5th June, 2016

Location: Zeppelinfeld, Nürnberg, Germany.




Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Set List:

Can’t Stop

Dani California

Scar Tissue

Dark Necessities

Nobody Weird Like Me

The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie

Universally Speaking 

Me & My Friends

The Getaway

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Higher Ground


By The Way


Sir Psycho Sexy

They’re Red Hot

Give It Away

Many thanks to Henrik for posting from the concert!


Rock im Park’s Facebook page now has photos!

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Thanks to Euterpe!

RHCP Tour 2016: Rock am Ring, Germany


The Red Hot Chili Peppers finally played their headlining set at Rock am Ring in Germany tonight- scheduled performance times were delayed because of bad weather. Germany has been hit by severe storms over the last two days and yesterday, 71 people were taken to hospital from the concert


 Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 

Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016

Location: Mendig, Germany



 Credits: Henrik Lewandowski 

Set List:


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 

Can’t Stop

Dani California

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Dark Necessities

Nobody Weird Like Me



Right On Time

The Getaway

Under The Bridge

Suck My Kiss


By The Way


Soul To Squeeze

Give It Away


Anthony Kiedis and Flea jumping during ‘Suck My Kiss’


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

During Ethiopia:


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 

Some screenshots of the livestream. (Many thanks to Wil Vrijhof for these!)



Whole Show:

Many thanks to Henrik for posting from the concert and for allowing us to use his photographs.Thanks also to Wil for the screenshots and Elaine for sourcing links!

New RHCP Video for Dark Necessities

It seems there will be a video to accompany the Red Hot Chili peppers’ ‘Dark Necessities’ single as drummer Chad Smith has posted this photo:



The clapperboard for the video has the name of actress & director Olivia Wilde on it in the position for the director and also the name of cinematographer Chris Blauvelt.

iHeart Radio Launch Party Update


iHeart Radio have posted an update about ‘The Getaway’ launch party concert that was recorded in front of an audience on May 26th.

Venturing through their lengthy catalogue, the RHCP rocked the 10-song set with hits like “Snow,” “Otherside” and “By The Way” after kicking off the 90-minute event with their 2003 smash “Can’t Stop.” Still, this was promotion for The Getaway, so they made sure to preview plenty of cuts from the new album, which is due June 17 via. Warner Bros. Records, including lead single “Dark Necessities,” “Sick Love,” the energetic “This Ticonderoga” and second single “Go Robot.”

“I feel like all of the weirdness that we went through as a band and as individuals led to what our record is,” lead singer Anthony revealed during a Q&A portion of the show. “Whether it was Flea shattering his elbow or not being able to find a producer or writing songs that didn’t end up getting used or all these weird emotional and physical occurrences, it all worked out for us. In the end, I’m glad that all that difficult stuff happened because we like what we got.

The article also gives details about tuning into the launch party when it’s broadcast on the album release date, June 17th:

iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T LIVE on June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Also, if you’re a DIRECTV subscriber, you can also watch the show on the AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239 or U-Verse Ch 1114.

Full article and source
Many thanks to Angra!

RHCP Tour 2016: Bottle Rock




Location: Bottle Rock Napa Valley, CA, USA

Date: May, 29th 2016

Set List

01) Can’t Stop
02) Dani California
03) What Is Soul? (tease)
04) Snow
05) Dark Necessities
06) Nobody Weird Like Me
07) The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie
08) Otherside
09) Right On Time
10) The Getaway
11) Under The Bridge
- Jam -
12) Higher Ground
13) Californication
14) By The Way
- Encore Jam -
Chad Drum Solo
15) Around The World
16) Give It Away

The Getaway was played live for the first time