Back in… Red?! In bed with Cher, Manilla & loads of scans…

RHCP Current news: Anthony Kiedis and a story about his bedtime babysitting with Cher has made it into the current edition of Q Magazine’s 120 best rock stories article. Check out the details HERE.

For everyone going to see RHCP in Manilla, have a brilliant time! My friends Francis and JMS are going to be there so watch out for two idiots (and maybe a pineapple?!) seriously rocking out! Francis tweeted to Flea a couple of years back about seeing the band in the Philippines and was amazed when he got a reply saying the band should play there… I’m so happy for you both that it’s happening and for everyone else attending! I know a lot of you have waited so long to see the band. BTW We’d love to see any photos!

Finally, this site… I’m really sorry about the pauses- real life just keeps getting in the way and I’ve been having issues over my site domain names but hopefully all is sorted now and I can get going again! All outstanding comments have been approved, new plans are being made for the content of the site and to celebrate the return as a kick off, I’m uploading all of my magazine scans that are outstanding. I have some more to add but I’ve kicked off with a massive upload of John Frusciante articles thanks to the wonderful Stephen Mahon who donated his RHCP magazines to my collection for us all to share.

The following scans have been added:

http://thechilisource.com/042004-guitar-world-acoustic/

http://thechilisource.com/042001guitar-one/

http://thechilisource.com/042004-guitar-acoustic-special/

http://thechilisource.com/081999-guitar-one/

http://thechilisource.com/012003-guitar-one/

http://thechilisource.com/091999-guitar-player/

http://thechilisource.com/052001-guitar-world/

http://thechilisource.com/032001-guitar-2001-a-gear-odyssey/

http://thechilisource.com/042001-total-guitar/

http://thechilisource.com/autumn-1999/ (total guitar)

(For a full list of the John Frusciante articles we have, please check out his band member page HERE).

Blackie Dammett: Lords of the Sunset Strip

As we’ve been reporting, Anthony’s father, Blackie Dammett, has been writing his autobiography and I’m really happy to be able to say it’s now finished and online! It’s called ‘Lords of the Sunset Strip’ -obviously referring to the time when Blackie and the young Anthony were involved in the club scene on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (as also mentioned in AK’s own autobiography, ‘Scar Tissue.’)

Clearly, as it’s Blackie’s autobiography, it contains stories and mention of his son, Anthony Kiedis, but it also mentions the Red Hot Chili Peppers so it’s a great read for fans of Anthony himself and the band as a whole.

It’s available to download from Amazon (I won’t give links as you have to download from the Amazon website for the country you are in; just search for the book and it’s really easy to find!). Blackie has given so much to the RHCP community over the years so please support him in this venture and download it; the book has been a real labour of love to him. Enjoy everyone!


Sample pages:

And on a personal note:

Thank you so much Blackie for the mention in the acknowledgements; it means so much to me. It’s been an honour to have helped support you in any way I could. I’m so delighted this book is now published after all of your hard work and efforts. Congratulations! Rebecca Billingham <3

 

 

 

Many thanks to Ines Hrka? Perkovi? for help with this!

Blackie Dammett’s Autobiography

Anthony’s father has been writing his autobiography as many of you know and obviously it will contain details of Anthony Kiedis and also the Red Hot Chili Peppers; it was due to be released a while ago but got delayed for several reasons…. However, publication of this long-awaited book has just moved another step closer! A few minutes ago, Blackie published the list of contents on his Facebook page:

Source

We’ll keep you updated with the release date, etc. when the details are publicly released :)

 

RHCP & Foo Fighters Photo Exhibition

 

(Photo used with permission of Tony Woolliscroft)

 

Apologies due to real life making this on the tail end, but Tony Woolliscroft is exhibiting his Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters photos again in another display to follow on from the UK exhibitions of his photos at Rock City Art, Bedford and then Stoke-on-Trent but this time, it’s made it up to Leeds.

I went to both the Bedford and Stoke displays and if they are anything to go by, this current exhibition is well worth a visit- the photos of it look amazing! It runs until the end of February at Leeds Gallery, York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

More information and photos can be found on the events Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/103946599783177/

 

Tony Woolliscroft is the photographer behind the ‘Me and My Friends’ RHCP photography book- this is a great way of seeing the photos close up. You can also purchase prints.

Bonus Issue of I’m With You to be Released

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that the band will reissue their 2011 album I’m With You as a tour edition with added bonus material. The tour edition of I’m With You will contain 8 bonus tracks that have been taken from RHCP’s singles and B-sides. The album will be released on January 11, 2013, a week before RHCP headline ’Big Day Out 2013′ in Sydney, Australia.

I’m With You – Tour Edition – Bonus Disc

1. Strange Man
2. Long Progression
3. Magpies on Fire
4. Victorian Machinery
5. Never is a Long Time
6. Love of your Life
7. The Sunset Sleeps
8. Hometown Gypsy

Source Many thanks to Venice Queen for sourcing this and to Shalhevet Dvir for linking me to it

RHCP Magazine/Article Collection

I’m trying to play catch up after the chaos of last year and have begun by scanning the remaining back issue magazines I have- I can actually get to my desk now!

All of my back issue collection featuring articles on the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now scanned and online; there are over 350 articles ranging from the 1980s right up to the current day with interviews from Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Flea, Dave Navarro, Arik Marshall…. enjoy :D

The collection can be viewed from the ‘Articles & Scans’ tab under the banner or HERE

I’m now working on getting translations for the articles not written in English and also to get transcripts of all of the articles so if anyone can help with translating or typing out the articles, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks