This just showed up in my YouTube suggestions list. It’s all about the new RHCP stage light set up and the new light system:
Christmas is approaching and I’ve been given a RHCP jumper/sweater by the kind people at Ugly Christmas Sweaters – you can see me wearing it so fetchingly here 🙂
You need to design an ornament for a Christmas tree which is Red Hot Chili Peppers related in some way- it can be connected to a RHCP album, song, lyric, the whole band, an individual band member, whatever as long as there is a Chili Peppers connection. It can be made from anything, be any shape, design, etc. and people can enter as many times as they would like. Just please keep it clean- nothing rude or inappropriate. You need to take a photo of the ornament (not the actual ornament itself) and send it to me:
I will make a gallery of the photos and the judges will decide the winner.
The ornament has to be RHCP related and needs to be home-made – nothing ready made/mass produced. By submitting the photograph you are giving me permission to post it on any of my RHCP websites and RHCP Facebook pages. We also reserve the right not to post images if they are inappropriate. The judges decision will be final and the jumper will be posted with proof of posting obtained but sorry I can’t be responsible if it doesn’t arrive for some reason (or for non arrival of emails/photos). There is only the one jumper which is size large (the sales page warns they come up a size small and I went for a larger size thinking it would fit more people but it is snug on me).
Closing Date of Competition: Midnight (GMT; we’re 8 hours ahead of LA for anyone in the US) on Friday 25th November 2016. We’ll announce the winner within a few days- will say when closer to the time.
If you can’t wait or want to buy a sweater/jumper yourself, you can get one from the company direct: Ugly Christmas Sweaters They are currently on special offer at $30 each. You can also add lights to them for an extra cost.
There will be a new format for concerts; from now on information will be posted as a page rather than in this front page section and then added to a designated section which is directly accessible from the menu. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages as it makes concert posts easier to find and it’s a pain scrolling through the front page section past all of the concert stuff to find other news.
I’ve just added the the last concert in Berlin to the new section. Berlin November 2016
The latest edition of Batterie magazine from France contains a four page article and interview with Chad based on the drum clinic he recently did in Paris.
Scans are uploaded on the magazine page: Chad Smith Batterie November 2016
Last night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played at the KROQ Halloween Costume Ball.
Date: 28th October 2016
Location: Fonda Theatre, LA
Right On Time
Suck My Kiss
I Could Have Lied
By The Way
Give It Away
For the encore, Chad Smith dressed as a bishop.
There was a fancy dress competition and the winner won $5000! This was the winning costume:
Many thanks to Angra and Anna for their info and allowing us to use their photos!
A video of the official opening of the new building for The Silverlake Conservatory of Music. RHCP’s Flea who founded the music school cut the ribbon and made a short speech. This was followed by a parade around the block during which you can see Flea and Anthony Kiedis dancing along (At the beginning, AK was dancing with his son Everly Bear. Flea’s daughter, Sunny, was also by them).
Chad Smith joined in with a temporary ‘supergroup’ on 23rd October (?) made up of RHCP’s own drummer, Beck, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan, the Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan, and Goldfrapp’s Davide Rossi at a fundraiser for the Malibu Boys And Girls Club. The set list included Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” Beck’s “Where It’s At,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown,” Twenty One Pilots’ “House Of Gold” and the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA.”