Letting the Mouse out of the Bag?

The mystery of the vanishing tweet… deleted-tweet-flea-danger-mouse Apparently Flea posted the above tweet saying “‘Bout to start recording. Danger mouse producing… Let’s hang soon”  a few hours ago. However, the tweet was removed very soon afterwards. Danger Mouse is a music producer & song writer who is best know for being part of the Gnarls Barkley duo. He has worked with artists as like Beck, Jack White and Norah Jones.

Many thanks to Alessandro for letting me know about this on the Facebook page :)  Conversation & source

Busy Flea!

Flea news update…

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Flea made an appearance at a Lakers game over the weekend and featured in the pre-show program:

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More photos including ones of Flea on the show can be seen on Red Hot Chili Family’s Facebook page

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He was also seen at another game at his old school, Fairfax High, where the pupils were playing against Westchester:

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Source and more details including brief video showing Flea: LA Times

Flea Feedback Kitchen Trailer

Every day this week a trailer will be released for ‘Feedback Kitchen’ featuring Mario Batali with a special guest; guests will include The Edge, Josh Groban, Patti Smith and … Flea whose video has been released today:


Feedback Kitchen – Mario Batali with Flea… by FeedbackKitchen

The series airs on January 26th 2015.

Chad Smith at Headley Grange

Chad Smith has tweeted the link (a teaser for NAMM) to a short clip of him playing at Headley Grange significant for its links to Led Zeppelin. Apparently Chad is the first person to record drums there since Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham 40 years ago.

“To be able to just look up and see the way the stairs go, just to be in that space and play those notes and be in this same air, goosebumps, man,” Smith says in the video. “It was amazing.”

More information can be found in an article on Wondering Sound

New Tony Woolliscroft Exhibition

Those of you in England might be interested to know that Tony Woolliscroft’s photographs are being featured in a new exhibition in Aldershot so those of you who didn’t get to see his previous displays, in Bedford and Stoke-on-Trent, now have another chance to see his work. Tony of course was the author/photographer behind ‘Me and My Friends’ featuring his photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and he took many of the iconic images of the band that we are used to seeing. His work has featured in music magazines over the years such as RAW and Kerrang! The new exhibition features all of his work rather than concentrating on just RHCP but the Chilis (and Foos) will always be prominent;

But it is his work with RHCP and Foo Fighters that Mr Woolliscroft said he retained the greatest affection for, both as a professional and a fan.

 

“For 25 years, they have dominated the rock scene,” he said.

“You’re incredibly lucky if you get just one band you work with who go supersonic – I had two.” Source

 

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Admission to the current exhibition of Tony’s work is free and ends on 25th February 2015.

Venue details: West End Centre,  Aldershot (For more information: www.westendcentre.co.uk or call 01252 408040).

RHCP First Performance of 2015!

A bit of a surprise to get up and see these photos this morning as I’d seen nothing on the websites I check or in the news feeds saying they were due to play. It seems that the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala which benefited the J/P Haitian Relief Organization yesterday (January 10th 2015).

Apparently they were the surprise performance of the evening which I guess is why so little was known about this in advance (other than Chad posting a photo of his drum kit shortly beforehand). Source

Clip of By The Way from Chad’s Instagram page: http://instagram.com/p/xtHtlsRo8-/

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A video posted by Chad Smith (@chadsmithofficial) on

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Sean Penn's Haitian Relief Party #redhotchilipeppers #red #seanpenn #haiti #moreenergythaniveeverseen

A video posted by Charleston Academy (@chs_academy) on


Many thanks to Shalhevet for the info!

2015 Begins with Chad!

And the first RHCP items this year come from the lovely Chad Smith! On 2nd January he preformed with the Nancy Atlas Project and there’s a video of him playing on (and briefly singing; about 3.50) a cover of Brandy:

 

 

There’s also a video of him playing with GE Smith for the next episode of the “Floating Bridge” on  Baeble Music’s Facebook page:

 

Thanks Shalhevet for the heads up on the second link!

Charity Surfboards by Flea and Anthony Kiedis for Auction

A Benefit for Surfers Healing Foundation

Dates: Saturday, November 22 through December 31, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction is holding a fundraiser to benefit Surfers Healing Foundation which is a “foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing”.

Both Flea and Anthony Kiedis have contributed to this event.

Anthony’s Board:

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Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle. Izzy Paskowitz’s father was ‘Doc’ Dorian Paskowitz and that is who Anthony is referring to in his artwork and dedication. He was a surfing pioneer and legend. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. (You can find out more about him in his book, ‘Surfing and Health’). SONY DSC

Online auction link to Anthony’s surfboard: HERE. Flea’s Board: ???????? Bidding link to Flea’s surfboard:  HERE

You have two days left to bid on both of these surfboards if you are interested!

Thanks to Shalhevet for the link and to Anne for the additional link & info on ‘Doc’ Paskowitz.

“Seeking RHCP Superfans in NYC Area”

I’ve received this email, and I thought I’d post it in case anyone is interested:

Calling all Red Hot Chili Peppers Superfans in the New York area!

 

Do you know every single word to every single Red Hot Chili Peppers song?

 

Are you all about Anthony Kiedis? Think they were at their best with John Frusciante? Or are they nothing without Flea’s energy?

 

Did you survive the blight of pop tart music throughout the 2000s and remain a die-hard Red Hot Chili Peppers fan? You deserve a little reward!

If you live in the New York tri-state area and live and breathe the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we have an amazing opportunity with your name on it!

 

You could be featured in a web promo and receive an awesome surprise related to the band you worship!

Here’s how you get started. Email us  ASAP at musiciansuperfans@gmail.com with:

 

· Your name, age, location, email address, and phone number

 

· What makes you a Red Hot Chili Peppers superfan

 

· A recent photo of yourself