Red Hot Chili Peppers fansite, news page and forum with dedicated RHCP magazine scan and articles section featuring Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea Michael Balzary, Josh Klinghoffer and John Frusciante.
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.
Raw240Films run by Richard A. White is currently trying to raise some money to cover the legal bills associated with getting his early video footage of RHCP released. Donators to the project will receive photos, copies of the DVD, etc. depending on the size of their donation as a thank you.
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
Just a reminder that the photography exhibition of photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers & the Foo Fighters (are several Anthony Kiedis photos) taken by Tony Woolliscroft currently on display at Stoke-on-Trent, England is coming to an end of Friday 30th November so you need to be quick if you want to visit!
I went to see it on Tuesday and it was worth popping in As well as the photos on display, you can order copies and get a chance to buy the exhibition poster as well as the photo book that accompanied Woolliscroft’s photo display in Bedford a couple of months ago.
Opening night poster:
The exhibition is free and is on display at the Burslem School of Art in Burlsem, Stoke-on-Trent:
Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3EJ, United Kingdom 01782 810 808 (Take the number with you as if you’re using Sat Nav, Tom Tom goes totally crazy and sends you round in circles about 1/4 from the venue- I had to park and phone for directions in )
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.
Anthony Kiedis and RHCP arrived in Israel for their concert at Hayarkon Park.
The decision to play Israel by the band sparked a lot of controvery online with even a Palestinian group set up calling for the Chili Peppers to cancel the concert and it seems that the controversy is continuing in a different way as things don’t seem to be getting off to a brilliant start for Anthony Kiedis in the country; a local TV station is running an item on the arrival of the Red Hot Chili Peppers including footage of a brief altercation between Anthony and a camera man working for an Israeli TV station.
The article accompanying the video suggests that the vocalist was nervous but it seems more likely that he was annoyed by the man filming him while trying to enjoy the view from a viewing platform (a woman who was standing close to Anthony also walked off seemingly annoyed so maybe that was a factor too?) as Anthony can be just about heard saying something about a “nice welcome” in a sarcastic tone before going over to the camera man and appearing to punch the camera (from the comments made; the footage at this point is of the floor rather than what is happening) resulting in a brief argument between the two men.
Anthony is persuaded to get into the car by others around him while Dave Mushegain (AK’s close friend and RHCP photographer for the forthcoming fan based book) tells the cameraman repeatedly that he’s “done” filming.
Many thanks to Shalhevet & Ana for sourcing the links. News report with video link HERE
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.
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
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