RHCP at the Superbowl 50

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the Superbowl 50 in San Francisco last night (6th February 2016) and included the total shock of playing Aeroplane! They also covered Starman by David Bowie.

 

Set List

Can’t Stop
The Adventures of Raindance Maggie
Nobody Weird Like Me
Starman (David Bowie cover)
otherside
Police Helicopter
Aeroplane
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Around The World
Me and My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Californication
By The Way
Under The Bridge
Give It Away

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Videos:

There are so many videos online now (I had a lie-in!) that I’ll post a selection.


Californication

Around The World

Under The Bridge

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Starman

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

 

Many thanks to everyone who sent me links again! You made my life so much easier this morning!

 

 

RHCP Live 2016!

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Posted with kind permission

Last night (Friday 5th February) the Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first live gig of the year- it was a benefit concert for a US presidential candidate, Bernie Saunders- at the Theater connected to the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. It wasn’t a full concert and apparently there were massive problems with the sound according to my friend who was there.

BTW Josh appears to have dyed his hair red! My friend who was there said about it when she phoned me and it does look red on the videos! Update: Have just been told that it was done as a tribute to David Bowie.

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Set List:

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Posted with kind permission

Can’t Stop

Factory of Faith

Nobody Weird Like Me

Otherside

Police Helicopter

Around the World

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Me and My Friends

Snow

Cracked Actor (David Bowie Cover)

By The Way

(If you Have to Ask) although on the set list, this was apparently not played.

Give It Away

Photos 

 There are loads more images on AP Images but I can’t link to them.

Videos:

An 18 minute video which is shot next to the stage starting with Bernie Saunders speaking and going into Can’t Stop, Factory of Faith and Nobody Weird Like Me.

And a 13 minute video starting near the end of Otherside

These are all taken very close to the stage:

By The Way

Me and My Friends

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Give It Away

From the Balcony:

35 minute video

Update: videos are now appearing on Youtube- sorry if there are duplicates but I’m losing track here!!!

Many thanks to the people who posted videos (please let me know if there is an issue sharing them) and my super detective team who were messaging me and phoning from LA! Great wake-up call :D hehehe

RHCP to Play Gig to Support Bernie Sanders

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a political fundraiser concert on Friday 5th February at the ‘Theatre’ at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Ticket sales will go toward Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Tickets to see RHCP will go on sale on Friday, February 5, at 10:00 a.m. via AXS for $30.00 to $2,700.00 each plus service fees. However, there is a presale right now for people who want to get their  tickets early.

Passwords: BERNIE and RCHP.

BUY TICKETS: February 5th: Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (from the comments on the original Source the released pre-sale tickets have sold out; more to be released next week).

Rockinfreakapotamus Magazines

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Scan: cover

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:

Rockinfreakpotamus Magazine index

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.

RHCP Tour Dates Announced!

I go down to Cornwall for a few days on holiday and it all happens!

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a number of tour dates for summer 2016- all so far are at festivals in Europe. These are the dates announced:

2016 EUROPE SUMMER FESTIVALS

June 3-5: Mendig Airfield, Germany (Rock am Ring)

June 3-5: Nuremburg, Germany (Rock im Park)

 *** TIckets go on sale on Friday October 30th at noon CET for Rock am Ring & Rock im Park***

June 10-12: Landgraaf, The Netherlands (Pinkpop)

June 10-12: Nickelsdorf, Austria (Novarock)

June 30-July 3: Gydnia, Poland (Open’er Festival)

June 30-July 3: Roskilde, Denmark (Roskilde Festival)

No other ticket sales dates/details have been released yet.

Many thanks to Shalhevet for letting me know!

Showing Miley Cyrus How It’s Done!

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:

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Text:

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.

Full article on VH1

RHCP Perform at Silverlake Benefit Evening

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.

They performed:

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 :)

Smokin’ Hot Chili Peppers!

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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.

Smoke Summer 1996

RHCP San Diego Concert 2015

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Date: Sunday 27th September 2015

Venue: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

san-diego-venue-chad-smith Source: Chad Smith Facebook

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: san-diego-rhcp-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?


Give It Away Video from Flea’s Instagram page:

Last night first time playing live again after da shattered elbow. Yeeeah

A video posted by @sllollaryee on

Many thanks to Bruno Klinghoffer for uploading these!

And thanks to RHCPtvArgentina too! They have loads of clips of the other songs played on their YouTube channel