Goodbye Angels Video

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.

RHCP on Tour 2016: Rams’ Game Pre-game Mini-set

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Date: 18th September, 2016

Location: L. A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Details: Pre-game set before the match between the LA Rams v. Seattle Seahawks

Set List:

Can’t Stop

Dark Necessities

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Video recording broadcast live from the event on our Facebook page can be seen HERE

Many thanks to Angra for all of this!

Update! Will add as appropriate 🙂

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Pre Game Performance!!! Hawks vs. Rams!!! #GoHawks #RHCP #RedHotChiliPeppers #LOB #LAColiseum @aprilla_c @lacoliseum

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Can’t stop! #RHCP

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New RHCP Band Member Interviews

Several New Articles/Interview of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are out!

Anthony Kiedis Interview from Finland:

Updated: An English translation has been added

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There’s an interview with Anthony Kiedis from Finland on the national broadcasting website YLE.  He talks about taking his son on tour, RHCP working with Danger Mouse on the new album and the US presidential campaign.

English translation:

Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers: Free time is the worst for ex-junkie

 

Anthony Kiedis has arrived to the ends of the Earth. That’s how Finland seems in the eyes of the world-famous rock star and Hollywood. The route here should be familiar, because this is the sixth time in Finland for one of the biggest rock bands in the Earth, Red Hot Chili Peppers. This time Kiedis’s eight-year-old son is with them.

It’s been almost 30 years since the first visit. The televised gig at Provinssirock drew attention not only with its energy but also because the only thing the band wore were tennis socks to cover the strategic parts.

 

– We were young, healthy boys from Hollywood. Maybe we were looking for the sexual vibes in our performance that are in our music. We did “sox on cox”-performance in special occasions, and the gig in Provinssirock was obviously one of them.

 

The death of one of the founding members of the band, the guitarist Hillel Slovak, cast a dark cloud over the first gig in Finland. He died of drug overdose not long after the tour.

 

-When we came back home to Los Angeles, Hillel was thinking about his future: Should I change my habits or should I stay the safe, dangerous road. We didn’t understand how deadly some drugs can be. In some cases trying once is enough.

 

– I still miss him. On the other hand the tour had gone well and it left a beautiful memory of him.

 

“Drugs are still part of my psyche”

 

Anthony Kiedis has a long history with drugs as well. He has been sober for years, but the drug background still affects his life.

 

– It is definitely a part of my psyche. I have been sober for a long time, but drugs are still a part of me.

 

The are numerous stories of the rambunctious tour-life of the rock bands. Maybe to somebody’s  surprise Anthony Kiedis thinks months-long tour is a safe environment.

 

– On tour I am at work. Focused. I have things to do. It’s harder after the tour, when you go home. Then I am isolated. And what’s even worse, I have free time. Then you have to be careful.

 

One motivation to making an effort is the fact that Kiedis is a father to an eight-year-old son. He is with him in Helsinki.

 

– I want him with us on tours. Of course sometimes he is at home and goes to school. But it is fun that we can do stuff together during long tours. I thought of showing him a bit of Helsinki, maybe we’ll make a short walk to the parks. It is important that he gets at least little influences from rest of the world.

 

Change from producer legend Rick Rubin 

 

Red hot Chili Peppers is one of the most popular bands in the world. The band has sold tens of millions of albums. A key influencer on the background has been Rick Rubin, the producer wizard, for over two decades. When Red Hot Chili Peppers started working on their latest album, they let him go, though.

 

– Maybe that’s just that, we had worked with him for so long. We had to challenge ourselves, to step out of our comfort zone. To do something, that forces us to change.

The producer on The Getaway -album which was released during the summer is Danger Mouse, who is better known in the electro music genre. He has worked with Beck and The Black Keys, who are heavily influenced by traditional rock’n’roll. Anthony Kiedis says Danger Mouse is nice, but firm guy.

 

– The way Danger Mouse works is completely unique. His creative work happens in the studio. It’s very spontaneous. Sometimes we would go to the studio in the morning with nothing, and at midnight when we went home, we’d have a finished song.

 

– He would tell our bassist Flea to play like James Brown. Or change it to something else if he didn’t like what he heard. He was actively involved in the song writing process.

 

The presidential candidates of USA are poison

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers is not know as very political band. Anthony Kiedis, who is in charge of lyrics, admits that the band has no political agenda. Despite of that he perks up when we start talking about the presidential campaign of USA.

 

– We were with democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. He was an exceptional candidate: Trustworthy, smart, empathetic.

 

-Last 130 years, ever since industrialism, the presidents of United States have been puppets of billionaires like Rockefeller. They have decided who will be the next president with their dollars. Bernie couldn’t be bought.

 

Kiedis’s favourite didn’t reach the final round. Two bad candidates were left.

 

– I have to pick one of two poisons. Maybe I will choose slower death aka Hillary. She just got sick though, which can have a surprising impact in the result. What is important is how fast she can recover and if she can give a strong impression on TV debates.

 

Kiedis thinks Republican candidate Donald Trump is a reality TV star who is not measured on the same scale with other politicians.

 

– We look at him like he’s an entertainer. If Trump lies or says something outrageous, we think, that that’s just the actor he is.

 

In the United States publicity is everything. That’s why musician who have searched stardom are a part of the political game. Anthony Kiedis doesn’t feel pressured to state his political opinion, though.

 

– I don’t think about fame. I just want to tell the truth. Also, I am not politically active artist. I make music because I want to create something beautiful and positive into this world. In the end, politics are quite depressing.

 

Many thanks to Linda for this!

 

 

 

MTV Finland Review and Flea Interview Video:

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There is also a review of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ recent concert in Helskini on MTV Finland‘s website- it translates through Google Translate pretty well for anyone interested. It’s titled: “Comment: Red Hot Chili Peppers – the world’s worst and best band?” and that sums up the nature of the article. The reviewer seems to to be saying he has been disappointed by RHCP’s live performances in Finland in the past however, the latest performance comes off more favourably and they do have some massive hits hence his “worst and best” comment.

However, right at the bottom of the article there’s a brief video interview (no embed code/direct link) with Flea talking about playing Finland in the past e.g. Provinssirock back in 1988 and how exciting it is to be in Helsinki both then and now.

 

Josh Klinghoffer Interview on Pirate Radio

Again no embed link, but you can listen to it on the Unofficial Josh Klinghoffer website. He talks about playing with RHCP and he specifically mentions ‘Encore’ as well as his influences.

RHCP on Tour 2016: Oslo

(Sorry before the Stockholm one I’ve just posted- playing catch up here!)

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Photo credits: Henrik Lewandowski

Date: 8th September, 206

Location: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Finland

Set list:

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01. Intro+ Dark Necessities
02. Dani California
03. Scar Tissue
04. The Adventures of Rain dance maggie
05. Right on Time
06.Parallel Universe
07. Feasting on The Flowers
08. Snow
09. Sir Psycho Sexy
10. They’re Red Hot
11. Wild World by Cat Stevens (solo Josh) / Go robot
12. Californication
13. Under The Bridge
14. Sick Love
15. By The Way
ENCORE
16.Jam (What Is Soul) Dreams of a Samurai
17. Give it away

 

Notes:

RHCP started with Dark Necessities!
First time play for Feasting on the Flowers

Many thanks once again to Henrik Lewandowski for his information and photos.

 

 

RHCP on Tour 2016: Stockholm

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Date: 10th September, 2016

Location: Tele2 Arena; Stockholm Sweden.

Setlist:  

01 Can’t Stop
02 Dani California
03 Otherside
04 Dark Necessities
05 She’s Only 18
06 Search And Destroy
07 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
08 Go Robot
09 Californication
10 The Getaway
11 Look Around
12 Under The Bridge
13 Sick Love
14 By The Way
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15 Goodbye Angels
16 Give It Away

 

Notes: They covered Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Many thanks to Henrik Lewandowski for his set list information!

Videos:

RHCP Tour 2016: Berlin

UPDATED: Full video added

Date: 6th September 2016

Location: Kraftwerk, Berlin, Germany

Set List:

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Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

 

Can’t Stop

Dani California

Dark Necessities

Otherside

Tell Me Baby

The Getaway

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Go Robot

Californication

Look Around

Soul to Squeeze

Sick Love

By The Way

Encore

Cover: Part of Lust For Life (Iggy Pop)

Goodbye Angels

Give It Away

 

Notes: This was a private concert e.g. competition winners were able to attend. It was the first concert in Germany to be filmed in 360 degrees.

For those watching the live stream in Europe- it seemed that US IP addresses were blocked- there were mixed results. Some streams (with the 360 degree camera?) were giving really fuzzy results with lagging sound but other streams (traditional cameras?) were giving excellent quality- which is why my screen shots are from the latter half of the concert as initially I was battling with the poor quality stream until I found out about the other link. A couple of screen shots from the poorer live stream:

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Screen Shots from the Live Stream:

Telekom Street Gigs Interview with Anthony Kiedis

Telekom Street Gigs have released a new interview with Anthony Kiedis ahead of tonight’s special 360 degree Red Hot Chili Peppers’ show in Berlin, Germany.

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Transcript:

Introduction

Presenter: Tonight there’s going to be a great, great show. It’s 360 degree live premier in Germany. It’s the first ever 360 degree live concert. So what do you expect?

Anthony Kiedis: Umm, I try not to have too many expectations. I see you’re predicting greatness so I’ll try to fulfil that. So yeah, i’ll leave it wide open. Whatever happens, happens. It could be a disaster; it could be a catastrophe, it could be a meltdown, it could be a complete weird trip. You don’t know. You never know. We’ll start the party and see where it ends.

That sounds great. You’re coming with a new album, The Getaway, and five years ago you brought us I’m With You, so what was the moment you said when shall we do the new record? Was there a special moment?

Anthony Kiedis: Special moment? Umm… There were lots of little moments strung together. You know we go out on tour for a long time after we release these records and it’s pretty exhausting; fun and you know fascinating to go from one culture to the next when you are on tour. And sometimes it seems like a bit of a dream and in the end you need some time off. You need to go surfing, you need to go for a walk, you need to re-introduce yourself to your friends and see what home life is about. And time passes, and one day you’re like, ‘God, I’ve got a great idea for a song. I wonder what Flea’s doing?’ Or Josh will send out a group text saying, “Hey! Let’s play tomorrow.” And then you start the process over again.

Presenter: There’s no plan I want to release an album in 2020, 2000… It’s just flow?

Anthony Kiedis: We’re not that precise about our planning. We kind of let it take an organic shape. We just feel it on the inside like an internal clock and we go from there.

Presenter: And you play right now, lots of gigs in Europe and you see so many places. Do you have the feeling that in different places the audiences are different? Do you say that in Germany people are like this in the audience, in France, in Great Britain… is there a difference?

Anthony Kiedis:  There are different personalities. You know it also depends on if you are playing a festival because in that case people are there to see all kinds of different bands so it’s a real melting pot of an audience but our audiences have been lovely no matter where we’ve been. Like we’ve just come from the Czech Republic and before that Hungary and people are good. And we feel very blessed to have that kind of greeting. You know, lively, soulful, warm, welcoming people.

Presenter: You play lots of big arenas where you can’t see everyone in the back. Tomorrow [makes the correction], tonight it’s very, very close. Is there a difference if you can see all the faces?

Anthony Kiedis: Umm… You try to see all the faces, obviously you can’t see the food caught in the teeth of the person in the back row, but I did get a lesson from the great George Clinton, when I was a much younger man. He said, ‘Definitely sing to the person in the last row because then it will bounce off all of the people until it gets there and then everybody will feel fed. You know, just don’t sing to the front row. You gotta get it to the back row.’ So whether it’s a large arena or a small place you gotta include everybody.

Tomorrow it’s going to be very special because everybody is going to be able to be on stage with you with the 360 degree camera. Do you want to try it with a little warm up?

Anthony Kiedis: [jokes]Don’t get too close!

[Presenter laughs] They talk … So this is going to be the camera tomorrow so you can do everything [switches to German]

 

 

There is also slightly longer footage of the same interview I believe from a different angle:

RHCP on Tour 2016: Prague

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Photo credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Message from Chad Smith:

Chad Czech @chadsmithofficial

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Date: 4th September, 2016

Location: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

Set List:

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Photo credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Can’t Stop

Suck My Kiss

Scar Tissue

Dark Necessities

Parallel Universe

Nobody Weird Like Me

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Go Robot

Californication

What is Soul? (Not listed on the set list)

Factory of Faith

Goodbye Angels

Under The Bridge

Sick Love

By The Way

Encore:

Dreams of a Samurai

Give It Away

Notes:

What is Soul? (Funkadelic) was not listed on the set list.

Many thanks once again to Henrik for all of this info!

RHCP on Tour 2016: Budapest 2

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Photo credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Date: 2nd September, 2016

Location: Pap László Budapest Sport Aréna, Budapest, Hungary

Set List:

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Photo credit: Henrik Lewandowski

By The Way

Dani California

Otherside

Dark Necessities

Universally Speaking

Right On Time

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Go Robot

Californication

We Turn Red

Look Around

Under The Bridge

The Getaway

Around The World

Encore:

Goodbye Angels

Give It Away

Notes:

By The Way was the opening song

And ‘The Getaway’ was replaced with ‘Sick Love’

 

Many thanks to Henrik once again!