Abbey Road RHCP Photo

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A slightly different photo to the one most of us are used to from the Abbey Road shoot by photographer Chris Clunn. Enjoy :)

I’ve just uploaded the article HERE (it’s a feature on the work of Chris Clunn and doesn’t seem to mention the Chilis other than include this photo- the article is in German) but I thought the photo was worthy of adding to the front page.

Early RHCP Photos for Sale

John Frusciante own original teeth Anthony Kiedis September 22 1989 West Hollywood Riot

Photo Richard Alan White. ©1989-2013

If anyone is interested, Richard Alan White has contacted me to say he is selling some of his photographs of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including Anthony Kiedis, taken at the Mother’s Milk aftershow party on the top of the West Hollywood Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Blvd, back in September (22nd) 1989.

The photos have been locked in a safe for the past 25 years and were recently uncovered by Richard. A double set prints were originally made (some of the original photos were given to Anthony) and then the negatives were put into a vault and basically forgotten about until recently when they were ‘re-discovered’.

If you are interested in finding out any more details such as prices, sizes, print runs and to see more of the images for sale, further information can be found HERE (Please note; these photos are initially for sale for three days only)

Site Update

I’m trying to play catch up here and one of the things I’ve done is to scan and upload some more back issue magazines featuring the Chili Peppers that I’ve recently added to my collection; so here are the latest offerings :)

During the period when you left the band, you were addicted to heroin. How much do you still think of those times?

“If you’re an artist, I don’t think you ever put anything that’s ever happened behind you. Everything that’s ever happened to me culminates in everything I do thereafter.”

There’s a one page interview with John Frusciante where he talks about the pressures of being in the band and discussed the period when he used heroin as being a valuable experience that he doesn’t regret.

There’s also an in-depth interview in Guitar World with Dave Navarro from 1996 talking about his life, Jane’s Addiction and RHCP’s One Hot Minute, a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ discograpy from 1992, a mention in an article where RHCP came third in a list of the funniest moments in rock for their infamous sock wearing (there is also a full page photo for anyone interested…), a review of RHCP in London togther with a news item about Flea & a brief interview with Flea talking about working on ‘Bust a Move’ track.

Then, in the middle of the posh hotel bar, he stands up turns around and drops his trousers. A lot of fidgety hand movements around his groin area follows. The he swings around, trousers and pants around the knees, his arse smiling to everyone present and both arms open wide in declaration.

There’s a forest of black tangled pubes looking me in the eye as Antwan’s kingsize whopper hangs loosely, snug in its white sock. A few heads turn. I break down in laughter and Antwan scoops them all up and puts ‘em away again.

A couple of articles have also been added over on AnthonyKiedis.net e.g a news item about Anthony breaking his wrist in 1997 and a review of the RHCP tour where they were accompanied by the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam and what happened when AK celebrated his birthday. There is also a very early interview from 1988 when AK is mostly interviewed (with a few additions by Flea) and he is discussing wearing socks and sex.

RHCP & Woolliscroft Photographic Exhibition

Tony Woolliscroft’s photographs of RHCP will be known to every fan of the band as he has captured on film many iconic shots of the Chili Peppers over the years for UK rock magazines such as RAW and Kerrang! And of course, there is his Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘Me and My Friends’ photobook.

Rock City Art has now teamed together with Tony Woolliscroft to mount an exhibition of his work featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in Bedworth, England. The exhibition opens today on June 22nd with a launch evening, there’s a seminar tomorrow morning and then the exhibition is open to the public until July 19th 2012.

Address:

Rock City Art; 26 Castle Lane Bedford MK40 3US

tel. 01234 910448

I’ve just spoken to the gallery and apparently the exhibition is usually open daily from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. although they advise you to check before making a purpose journey.

More details on Rock City Art website The collection can also be viewed online and there is an accompanying book that can be purchased.

Many thanks to Altair at RHCP Brazil for the heads up on this

Josh Klinghoffer Interview!

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

 

Frusciante NOT with RHCP at Hall of Fame Induction

An interview with Chad Smith for Billboard, that’s just been released, has confirmed that John Frusciante will not be appearing with the other Red Hot Chili Peppers members when RHCP is inducted into the Rock in Rock Hall of Fame; he also confirms that Anthony Kiedis is on the mend and that the band are preparing for the release of another single off I’m With You:

That said, Smith expects the group to be on the road for most of the rest of this year. With Kiedis “on the mend,” the Chili Peppers hit the road again on March 29 in Tampa, Fla., before heading to Europe in June, with some U.S. make-up dates in August and in the fall. So a new album certainly isn’t likely until the end of 2013 at the earliest.

Meanwhile, the Chili Peppers are also prepping for the release of a another single from “I’m With You” (“Brendan’s Death Song”) as well as the group’s April 14 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith says the group, which on that night will also include past drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez, will perform at the ceremony as well as host a private party the night before the inductions. Guitarist John Frusciante, however, will not be attending.

“He didn’t feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect,” Smith says. “We asked him… He said, ‘I’m just not really comfortable with that, but good luck and thanks for inviting me.’ It was all good. He’s the kind of guy, I think, that once he’s finished with something he’s just on to the next phase of his life. The Chili Peppers are not really on his radar right now.”

But, Smith adds, that won’t dampen the celebration in Cleveland. “I’m very pleased about it,” he says. “Music’s not a competition. Yeah, you like to win Grammys and stuff, but (the Rock Hall) is different. It’s not like the flavor of the month or the flavor of the year; it’s for a long career we’ve been fortunate enough to have. I’m very humbled, because the people who are in there…it’s not a joke. It’s very cool. So we’re looking forward to it. It’ll be a fun thing. There’s no pressure, like, ‘Are we gonna win?,’ none of that s***. We can just go and have a good time and celebrate with our friends and our families and our fans.”

Read the full Billboard article HERE 

Thanks to Ana and Andjelka for the heads up on this article.

Rolling Stone February 2012


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.

 

Transcript:

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.

Transcript:

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

Anthony Kiedis Operation & US Tour Dates Rescheduled

Photos came out yesterday showing anthony Kiedis attending a Lakers game walking on crutches and with a cast on his foot; more information has come out today…

RHCP drummer, Chad Smith, has tweeted about Anthony’s injury:

“Ak had surgery mon.on his foot so he’s out for 8 weeks..our sincere apologies for the inconvience. ALL u.s. dates have been rescheduled.”

More information and rescheduled tour dates have been posted on RHCP.com page:

“Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by Anthony Kiedis. Anthony recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.”

 

Tickets for the postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates.

Old Date    New Date      City                           Venue

01/20         04/02             Sunrise, FL               Bank Atlantic Center*

01/21         03/31             Orlando, FL              Amway Arena*

01/23         03/29             Tampa Bay, FL         Tampa Bay Times Forum

01/25         04/06             Charlotte, NC           Time Warner Cable Arena

01/27         04/04             Raleigh, NC              RBC Center*

01/28         04/07             Columbia, SC           Colonial Life Arena*

01/30         04/10             Duluth, GA               Gwinnett Center*

01/31         04/09             Greensboro, NC       Greensboro Coliseum

02/03         04/12             Memphis, TN            FedEx Forum*

02/04         10/04             New Orleans, LA      New Orleans Arena*

02/17         08/14             Oakland, CA             Oracle Arena*

02/18         08/15             Oakland, CA             Oracle Arena*

02/26         08/11             Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center*

02/27         08/12             Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center*

02/29         09/23             San Diego, CA          Valley View Casino Center*

03/02         09/25             Glendale, AZ             Jobing.com Arena

03/04         09/27             Denver, CO               Pepsi Center*

03/06         09/29             San Antonio, TX        AT&T Center*

03/08         10/20             Houston, TX              Toyota Center*

03/09         10/02             Dallas, TX                 American Airlines Center*

03/13         10/24             Tulsa, OK                  BOK Arena

03/15         10/22             Oklahoma City, OK   Chesapeake Arena

03/16         10/25             Little Rock, AR          Verizon Arena

 Source Many thanks to Andjelka for the update.

On behalf of everyone at TheChiliSource.com & AnthonyKiedis.net, I would like to wish Anthony a speedy recovery. Get better soon!

RHCP in Rolling Stone Magazine

There is a brief mention of RHCP in Rolling Stone Magazine (19th January, 2012) where Anthony Kiedis talks about the Chili Peppers inclusion into the Hall of Fame and remembers Hillel Slovak:

Anthony Kiedis refers to Hillel Slovak in article about band's inclusion into Cleveland Hall of Fame

Transcript:

Red Hot Chili Peppers

For the Chilis, the induction is a chance to celebrate original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a drug overdose in 1988. “He was a beautiful person that picked up a guitar in the 1970s and didn’t make it out of the 1980s,” says Anthony Kiedis. “Now he’s being honoured for his beauty.”

In the same magazine there is a photo of the band:

Transcript:

Chilis Catch Fire

“These are some of the best shows we’ve ever done,” says Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. “We’re fucking shit up!” The Chilis’ world tour (singer Anthony Kiedis and drummer Chad Smith shown performing in Turin, Italy in December) hits the U.S. this month- and on April 14th, they join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Because we’re in such an exciting place right now,” says Flea, “getting acknowledged for our career has a lot of meaning.”

Many thanks to Melanie Owens for sharing this.

RHCP 2012 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Cleveland Rock N Roll hall of Fame 2012 inductees

The complete list of inductees is:

Guns N’ Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beastie Boys
Donovan
The Small Faces/The Faces
Freddie King
Don Kirshner
Cosimo Matassa
Tom Dowd
Glyn Johns
Laura Nyro

Source

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.