Bonus Issue of I’m With You to be Released

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

Source Many thanks to Venice Queen for sourcing this and to Shalhevet Dvir for linking me to it

RHCP Magazine/Article Collection

I’m trying to play catch up after the chaos of last year and have begun by scanning the remaining back issue magazines I have- I can actually get to my desk now!

All of my back issue collection featuring articles on the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now scanned and online; there are over 350 articles ranging from the 1980s right up to the current day with interviews from Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Flea, Dave Navarro, Arik Marshall…. enjoy :D

The collection can be viewed from the ‘Articles & Scans’ tab under the banner or HERE

I’m now working on getting translations for the articles not written in English and also to get transcripts of all of the articles so if anyone can help with translating or typing out the articles, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks

Flea Update! Vote, Look and Upcoming Appearance!

Lots of Flea related news coming in…

Firstly, there’s a newly issued photo of Flea at a LA Lakers game with Anthony Kiedis on December 9th:

Flea Anthony Kiedis courtside LA Lakers game

There are four more photos but they only feature Anthony (have all been posted on AnthonyKiedis.Net)

Flea is also up for nomination as Loudwire’s best bassist of the year. You can vote for him HERE He’s currently on second place behind Motely Crue’s Nikki Sixx so please get voting!

And finally, according to Loudwire’s news page, Flea is to announce the acts which will join the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday December 11th, 2012. The announcement ceremony will take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on 11a.m local time – the first time that the Rock Hall induction ceremony has been staged in Los Angeles since 1993. Source

RHCP & Foo Fighters Photography Exhibition by Tony Woolliscroft

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 :) )

The centre is open 9-5 daily during the week.

Silverlake Fundraiser at Flea’s House!

If anyone fancies babysitting my two children while I pop over to the US for a few days….?!!

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music announced today that its founder, Red Hot Chili Pepper‘s bassist Flea, and bandmate/front-man Anthony Kiedis will host an event to benefit the school on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Flea’s house in Los Angeles. Oh yeah, it’s also Flea’s birthday.


The intimate evening will include special performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rancid, dinner and a limited silent auction featuring support from President Bill Clinton, Chad Smith, Raymond Pettibon, Damien Hirst, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Tim Armstrong, John Varvatos, Maroon 5, Santa Maria Novella, Khiels, Fender, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kelly Slater, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Summers, LnA Clothing, Supreme and Shepard Fairey among our auction supporters.

Donation amount to attend the event are $1500.00, and all in kind donations are fully tax deductible.

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is still soliciting for auction contributions, gift bag items and sponsors



RHCP Coventry 2006

I was trawling through eBay the other day in my search for back issue magazines featuring RHCP and I saw a post for some photos from the Chili Peppers’ concert at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry back in July 2006. I was at that concert (it was the first time I saw the band) so I treated myself to the photos as a keepsake (it was also the last concert I went to with my late husband so it now has extra significance). They arrived the other day and there were some great photos included in the pack so if anyone fancies a blast from the past and wants to get their own copies

rhcp coventry 2006

here’s the link to the photographer’s website:

Alan Perry Concert Photography

Site Update

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 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.

Kerrang! (1109) May 2006


John frusciante talks about using herion as a valuable experience

Kerrang! 1109

‘Being addicted to heroin? I really value that period of time.’

Inside the fried mind of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ visionary guitarist, John Frusciante

What do you remember about growing up?

“I grew up being somebody who just loved being by myself and practising guitar. I used to wear a mask in front of other people. The person I was when I was 17 wasn’t the real me.”

What do you mean by that?

“I was usually pretending or putting on a show when I was around people. When I joined the Chili Peppers at 17, I was frightened that the others wouldn’t accept me because I was different and unusual. For my first couple of years in the band I was just trying to find my feet. I had to figure out who I was going to be, both in the band and as a person. I pretty much decided to be as similar to the rest of the band as I could. I was a mask in front of a mask.”

You left the band after the release of “BloodSugarSexMagik”. What sort of pressures were you under then?

“When I was in the band the first time, I was very confused and didn’t really know how to process all the changes in my lifestyle or the new found freedoms I had. I couldn’t make use of them at all. I didn’t know how to be successful.”

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.”

Was that period important for you?

“When I had all that time to do whatever the Hell I wanted without being pulled, pressured or having any expectations put on me, it meant I could sort through everything. I became much clearer about everything so I really value that period of time.”

Still, walking out on one of the biggest bands in the world in order to do drugs, paint and play the guitar alone isn’t always a recipe for success.

“Granted, if I saw a kid in the same position, I would tell him that there are other ways to come to the same end as I did. But they didn’t occur to me at the time. You do what makes sense to you at the time. It ended up working, so I value that period. Everything I figured out during that period, I still think of as valuable and -to some degree- still believe in.”

Do you think you could ever fall back into those old habits?

“I don’t know. If it happened it would be through not paying attention. When it comes to taking drugs, I really have to make sure I don’t get carried away because I feel that it’s a part of my nature – a part I have to resist.”

When was the last time you took drugs?

“I’m not going to talk about it.”

Are you happy at the moment?

“I’m feeling good right now. Making the record [new album "Stadium Arcadium"] wasn’t a happy experience – I went through a lot of weird phases and did a lot of worrying. Mixing the album was a drag because it’s not a very creative process. But now we’re going into a freer period of time. I can meditate and practise more now. I can take walks in the sunshine now.”