There’s a two hour RHCP online show tonight by Bram van Splunteren who many of you will know already from his documentary work on RHCP. He’s interviewing fans from around the world and there might just be a few people you recognise! (yes, he has my number so who knows?!)
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!
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!
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:
We’ll keep you updated with the release date, etc. when the details are publicly released
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.
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
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
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
Please note: I’ve deleted the video for now
Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating and peace and blessings to all of our followers.
Many thanks to Elaine for this