RHCP Tour 2016: Lollapalooza

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Date: Saturday 30th July, 2016

Location: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

Set list:

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Can’t Stop

Dani California

Scar Tissue

Dark Necessities

Snow

Look Around

Otherside

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Go Robot

Californication

Parallel Universe or Maggie- Parallel Universe was played

The Getaway

*Josh Klinghoffer: ‘I Would For You’  by Jane’s Addiction* 

Under The Bridge

By The Way

 

Encore:

Goodbye Angels

Give It Away

 

Full Show:

 

RHCP Interview for RTL 102.5

Flea and Anthony Kiedis were interviewed for RTL 102.5 the other day. The interview is now online.  It’s in Italian but I’ve just received a translation of it into English!

The interview can be found HERE

Translation:

The speaker says how this is an absolutely exclusive interview, the only one for Italy, about “The Getaway”.

The interview took place in Paris on the 13th of June. He had to choose only two of the Peppers to speak with, and he asked for Anthony Kiedis and Flea. The other male speaker asks how the Peppers were feeling, he says that he found them really concentrated, really focused on this new album, that means a lot for them, that shows some changes, starting from the producer!

After Dark Necessities, he says something about the dazzling career of the band, reminding the two upcoming Italian concerts.

According to the interviewer ,the new album goes back in time even if the RHCP said goodbye to Rick Rubin and started to work with Danger Mouse. We can clearly feel purer sounds, Flea’s bass as the main character, a better sound articulation! Anthony answers that even if he respects his valid opinions, he doesn’t think that the album takes them back to the past, or better, there are some peculiar sonorities belonging to the past, but there’s a lot about future as well, it’s a kinda combination of those two sides. There’s a strong and rude power that can remind you of the old Red Hot, but in the new album we have brand new sounds, a new range of emotions and a brand new energy! Danger Mouse brought them a fresh and actual way of producing that let them reaching heady new lands. So, yes, there are some links with their past, but according to AK the whole album sounds really new!

The question after The Getaway, it’s about Flea writing his memories and how the band establishes their peculiar rhythm and sound on his bass. He kindly answers specifying that each one in the band is a part of the rhythm, not only him, even if he really appreciates his compliments. Than he says how writing the autobiography it taking a lot of time, considering that he’s writing on his own, with no help at all, and assuming that he’s involved in the creation of songs and in the development of the tour. He finds difficult, on side to make order in all his thoughts and memories, and on the other to produce something good, as he is a devote lover of literature since the very young age.

After Tell me Baby and By the Way, the interview goes on asking Anthony if it has been difficult to write and to record the new album. He says that it was, but in a good way. They learned so much during the recording, step by step, falling and rising. For example, Danger Mouse likes writing in studio, a thing that put pressure on them, ‘cause they have to do it! At the beginning it was really annoying, but Brian made them feeling each day more comfortable, he’s been able to show them that they can do something that they never expected they could really do in such a good way! And that is what a good producer does! He used to say to AK:”Come on, let’s sing an idea for this music!”leaving him like:”What?! Should I really do it now?! Can I just try?!” DM:”No, not trying! Just sing!”…for example, Go Robot’s vocal line went out in that way!

Then, the Interviewer asks Flea something that every RHCP fan desires to know! Does he express himself in such a crazy way (as he does on the stage) even in his personal life? He doesn’t seem, he maybe has got a deeper personality, just thinking about, for example, his passion for literature. So, are there two Fleas? He says that he’s the same person, but he distinguishes his public life from his personal life! He’s an entertainer, so when he express himself as an artist, he tries to do his best to entertain the audience. His personal life, is his personal life, even if he loves humanity. He think that the love that you’re able to feel shows what you truly are! But, of course, you’re also what you are and what people think you are, when they’re watching you on the tv or on their pc. He hopes that people, in their perception, love him, but he can’t control that!

The following question, is about the track called Dreams of Samurai, that feels like psychedelic, with Beatles’ ghosts in the atmosphere…we want to know if AK agrees with those impressions! He does! And he says thank you for noticing those intentions hidden in the song. He also says that Beatles’ ghosts are always welcome to join the party! Come on John Lennon, come on George Harrison! We’re always waiting for you! In the song there are also some background female vocals, from a Brian’s idea! The song has got an unusual timing, that for a long time made AK unable to compose a proper vocal line! It is not in 4/4 but he goes on in strange way, almost obsessive! One day, he figured out how to sing on it, and everything was alright! They definitely wanted to be more psychedelic, with that song, and he’s looking forward to play it live!

The radio plays Snow and Scar Tissue, and the interview goes on, asking Flea the meaning of The Getaway’s cover. He answers that it’s merely art, they make art! It is no didactic, not politic, it’s something ambiguous that people can interpret that can touch everyone in a different way! Definitions kill art! The most awful thing in the world, in Flea’s opinion, is that some people think that the only possible reading of the reality is theirs! There are a lot of different realities, and all of them deserve respect! But, back to the album cover, the girl is definitely Josh, the raven is definitely Anthony, the bear is definitely Chad and the raccoon is definitely Flea! Contradicting everything he said before!

The Getaway hosts such an unexpected collaboration, too! RHCP ft. Elton John! Anthony explains that it all begun when they composed the song called Sick Love! When they were listening at the final product, they observed sounds similar to the Elton John’s song, Bennie and the Jets, so they wanted to credit him, to pay him for his sounds. So they called Elton, explained him the situation and he offered by himself to join them in order to play the song! He’s funny, he’s warm, he’s humble…a true gentleman! He’s been through anything, and now he plays in our band!

The last question wants to enquire about the perception that the band has about the Italian fans, even if they’re followed worldwide! Anthony states that Italy is one of the best indicators of the quality of their works. It was proved when they recorded Californication, because they were in Italy on the day the album was released in the country, and AK heard few Italian guys, singing out loud Otherside inside their car, the very same day the album went out!! He thought it was impossible, but as he heard it, he felt really great about their new work, he understood it was a good one! So Italy is like a barometer (and he tries to say the italian word “barometro”), we know that if Italy likes what we’re doing, we’re doing a great job!

Thank you so much to Giorgia for translating this! It’s really appreciated 🙂

The Getaway Media Update 3

Finally a UK magazine (my collection has been feeling left out!) is running a review. The latest edition of Kerrang! (June 25th; issue 1625) has a full-sided review of The Getaway with the paint press release photo plus a snippet of the video interview they aired with Anthony Kiedis.

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Entertainment is also running a fairly lengthy interview with Anthony Kiedis in which he discussed working with Danger Mouse rather than Rick Rubin, Elton John playing on Sick Love, etc:

How have the Peppers maintained a fruitful working relationship for so long?
We never had any confusion that everything should be equal: the sharing of the work, the sharing of the money, the sharing of the joy, the sharing of the pain. That was a big step in the right direction for us having the potential for longevity, because so many bands break over “Hey, I wrote that!” We do love and respect each other; we do fight regularly. Our attitudes, our moods, and our egos clash — but we’ve been able to work it out. We’ve been able to roll with the punches. Flea and I are like brothers. I don’t think that relationship will ever end no matter what, because you can’t quit your brother. You just can’t.

 

 

There’s another German article HERE

And also an online video from Argentina:

The Getaway: More Media!

I guess it makes more sense to do the round up in a new post…

Five minute Video on Le Parisien TV; you can just make out Anthony’s replies in English- the video is in French and his replies are translated.

An article from Francais Express (in English) which talks about Anthony’s relationship with Helena Vestergaard ending and how he felt working with Elton John.

An article from Stern, Germany, with a brief video.

An article from Alternative Nation where Anthony talks about his sex life…

A video of Anthony’s Facebook Q & A session; not the whole thing as there were difficulties with the broadcast I believe:

Virgin Radio (Britain) Anthony Kiedis chats to Edith Bowman:

And I’ll add it here as well as the relevant post but here’s the video of the iHeart radio Launch party for The Getaway:

Many thanks to the A team!

06/2016 People Magazine

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Transcript:

No.7: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway

ROCK Anthony Kiedis and the gang reach back to the musical touchstones of a 33-year career-sing-along choruses, a fusion of cosmic funk and psychedelic rock—for their best album in ages. Standouts like the Prince-inspired “Go Robot” are all you need to get into summer party mode.

 

The Getaway Media Round Up!

I’m losing track of everything here so I’ll make a new post and add links as they come in! It’s a crazy day to be a RHCP fan today! 🙂

I posted a small extract from a Radio X interview by Chris Moyles with Anhtony Kiedis recently (it’s the one where Anthony talks about saving a baby). Here’s a link to the whole interview: Anthony Kiedis on Radio X (click on the Listen Again tab and it should work). Anthony’s part starts at 2:39:24

An article from Germany: Deutschlandradio Kultur (Thanks to Henrik!)

Another video interview with Anthony Kiedis from Das Erste

From Joe.ie a brief article and a video

A brief article and a video link talking about the ‘rough patch’ after John Frusciante left the band from Alternative Nation (Thanks to Shalhevet)

A video from Audio Boom

An article from Vanity Fair Italy (Thanks to Ilenia)

Thanks to my AA team today for their help! 🙂

RHCP Tour 2016: France (TV Show Concert)

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UPDATED: Full show can be seen HERE

RHCP was recorded performing in France on Tuesday  for a TV show which was shown today.

Live Performance Date: 14th June 2016

TV release: 16th June 2016 on Canal+

Location: Studios SFP .

 

Set List:

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Interview

Dark Necessities
Give It Away
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We Turn Red
The Longest Wave
Nobody Weird Like Me
The Getaway
Go Robot
By The Way

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