RHCP Logo Featured in Art Prize 2018 Finalist Piece

Many thanks to PN for the photo

An artwork featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ logo has made it through the to final round of the Art Prize 2018.  “Mastermind America,” by Alexi Torres has the logo incorporated into his piece (see bottom left enlargement):

“This work from my ‘Flags’ series depicts an American Flag. Incorporated in it are objects and symbols such as animals, foods, logos, and a bit of everything that makes this nation so unique. My intention is to show the truth of how everything in a country is interdependent and has a strong relation with nature and with each other. For the whole to work well, all of the parts have to function in harmony; this requires acceptance, cooperation, sharing and joy. In accordance with these principles,

I make every item with the same level of importance and out of the same material. Each is in harmony with the others. Every thread of the basket weaving is essential to make the form of the individual object, and at the same time, to make the greater America. I start and finish each work on a waning moon according to the lunar patterns followed by my ancestors in my native Cuba, and recorded with my signature on the canvas.”



RHCP Live 2018: Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser

Last night, 29th September, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed as part of the 2018 Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser honouring Mo Ostin.

RHCP performed a brief set:

Photo used with permisssion. Many thanks to May Mendosa

Ramblin Man (The Allman Brothers cover)
Dark Necessities
I Like Dirt
Goodbye Angels
Under The Bridge
By The Way
Purple Haze (Hendrix cover)

NOTE: Sorry, I am got going to download and copy (without credit) personal stories from Instagram as some other fan pages do as I assume personal stories are well, personal and I’m currently waiting to see if I get permission to use a friend’s photos who was at the event but I will link to public posts as being public implies it’s OK (will always link to the original and then the poster has the option of changing settings if they wish).

Here are a few things from Instagram (there are a lot more in personal stories if you search for relevant tags). Will update when appropriate.

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Flea at Pathway to Paris

Last night, RHCP’s very own Flea took part in the 2018 ‘Pathway to Paris’ concert in San Francisco along with a number of other people. Flea’s solo is absolutely amazing!

You can watch the performance HERE. Flea is introduced by Patti Smith and comes on at 1:02 playing a bass and trumpet solo for 15 minutes. He also plays bass during the finale while Patti Smith which can be found in the second video link in the comments or this is the direct link. He joins the stage about 47 minutes into the video.


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Many thanks to Shalhevet for the video link.

Chad Smith on The Art of Drumming

RHCP’s Chad Smith, featured briefly on episode 1 ‘The Art of Drumming’ on Britain’s Sky Arts channel last night. He featured for a second or two in the introduction but there were two longer clips. Sorry rubbish quality as recorded off my TV using my phone as I have no idea how else to copy something from the TiVo box but it will give the idea. The program is actually a history of drumming and drumbeats, interviewing the people responsible for the breakthroughs, with other drummers commenting. They went through the 50s, 60s, and ended with reggae/Bob Marley in last night’s show.

Article about Flea’s memoir ‘Acid For The Children’

A brief article about Flea’s book, ‘Acid For the Children’ has been published. The book will examine Flea’s childhood & is now due for publication on the 27th November:

“It’s easy to tell funny stories about the ridiculous, crazy things you did as a kid. But to get underneath the things that happened, to really look at back at my childhood with distance in between, and have that retrospective introspection… I just thought that would be a great spiritual exercise.”

BTW It apparently looks at Flea’s early years only and “It ends where The Red Hot Chili Peppers begins.” I think lots of people were assuming it was going to be more along the “Scar Tissue” lines, with some actual early RHCP related content, but that seems not to be the case (although I’m guessing that there will be mentions of fellow RHCP member, Anthony Kiedis, since they were childhood friends).

Full article HERE

RHCP About to Begin Work on a New Album!

There is a brief new interview out with Anthony Kiedis. He says that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to begin work on a new album in a couple of weeks! 😀

Kiedis doesn’t like to keep fans waiting, either. He revealed that the Chili Peppers will begin work on a new album in about two weeks.

You can read the full story on USA/UK News.