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I know this is not RHCP news as such but I’d really like to share anyway as this was such an amazingly fun thing to be part of. An online friend, Stephen, came up with an idea of a group of people around the world adding art to a RHCP t-shirt and I was delighted to be part of that group. Loads of friendships were made and it was fun seeing the t-shirt travel from one person to another literally around the world until it made its final journey back to Stephen in Ireland. The t-shirt even happened to end up seeing the Chili Peppers at the Isle of Wight festival in June 2014 (several of us contributors managed to meet up at the concert too).
I’m Rebecca… and my photo was taken at the World Heritage site not far from my home here in England; it’s a place called Ironbridge so called because the first ever iron bridge in the world was constructed over the River Severn there. I chose the site to represent my area and also because Under the Bridge was the song that started the whole Red Hot Chili Peppers experience for me so it seemed fitting to combine the two. My art selection was chosen as it seemed so apt for the whole experience and I decided to embroider my contribution to be different (and allow some of the black space on the sleeve to be utilized).
Thanks to Stephen and everyone else involved in the whole project! Thanks to Trevor and Billie for putting all of the photos together and making this brill video.
Most of you should know Tony Woolliscroft’s work already and if you don’t know his name, I’m sure you’ll recognise his images as he’s taken so many iconic shots of the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years! He is also the photographer behind the book ‘Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ which features many of his photos of the band along with anecdotal captions… But now, if you fancy something bigger, Tony is selling prints through his website: Tony Woolliscroft Photographer or you can contact him through his Facebook page. All prints will be currently be an A2 size and will be numbered and signed by the man himself. I’ve also checked with Tony and he’s willing to post worldwide. Might be a time to start dropping hints for Christmas presents!!!
I have a couple of things by Tony hanging in my RHCP room but I’ve noticed one of the photos in the current sale is the same as this one of mine so this is what it looks like framed and on the wall to give you an idea of how great they look
For people who don’t know, the Rockinfreakapotamus magazines are the ones Blackie Dammett was behind during his time as Head Honcho of the RHCP fan club. They were sent out to members (four per year?) as part of their fan club subscription. I’ve managed to get six of these magazines myself and all six are now copied and online:
If anyone can help out with any of the others, I’d love to hear from you- whether you can scan them, photograph them or want to sell them. I’d love to get as many of these online as I can as a record of all that Blackie did for the Chili Peppers’ fans and so those of us who weren’t members of the fan club at that time get to enjoy them too.
Just for a bit of fun! This cropped up in my search feeds; it’s an article about how other rock stars can teach Miley Cyrus a thing or two about getting naked on stage following an announcement she will perform a concert entirely nude. The Chili Peppers are featured in the list at number 6:
Even before the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s broke big musically with their signature punky-freaky wig-out alt-metal slamborees, the band was infamous—or should that be “skinfamous”?—for their very particular (lack of) stage attire.
The first few RHCP lineups performed in a uniform consisting of “socks on c-cks,”and that is exactly what it sounds like. The band covered their genitals with dangling tube socks, and tore it up.
The benefit fundraiser for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music took place on Saturday 17th October 2015 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a brief acoustic set as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Around The World By The Way Sir Psycho Sexy Californication They’re Red Hot & Jimi Hendrix’s Fire
Many thanks to Kimberly for the information and for allowing me to use her photos from the event
As you probably know by now, I collect magazines featuring RHCP. I have my list of ones I’d really like and there were two magazines on the ‘holy grail’ list for me… I saw one of them for sale for the first time about a month ago but the postage was a rip-off and I reluctantly let it go; but then a week ago, I saw another posting for it which was a lot cheaper and I had to get it!
It arrived this morning so I’ve just scanned and uploaded it – there’s also a full transcript. I don’t think many people will have seen it before as it is pretty rare.
Smoke: Don’t let the magazine title put you off; I really wanted it as it’s so rare and one of those iconic magazine covers but I thought the content would be very limited given the publication- I was very wrong! There are a few photos of the band with cigars and a few references to smoking them but it’s mostly a lengthy article talking about working with, then new boy, Dave Navarro and One Hot Minute.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a one-off gig on Sunday at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego. It was a fundraiser for youth performing arts education groups including Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Unfortunately the $1000 ticket price put it beyond the reach of most RHCP fans but it was in a good cause! And those lucky enough to be able to go got to see the Chilis play in a small venue and also see them digging deep into their back catalog to pull some old songs out and give them an airing for the first time in years!
Set List: (Source: I’m pretty sure Julia RHCP posted this originally but it’s been copied so many times I’m not sure. Hopefully it’s OK to post it- please contact me if it isn’t.)
Can’t Stop Factory of Faith Nobody Weird Like Me Otherside Police Helicopter Blood Sugar Sex Magik Under the Bridge Me & My Friends Snow ((Hey Oh)) Fire By the Way Mommy, Where’s Daddy?