An interview with Flea from the end of June (went online two days ago), when he was in Chicago. He talks a lot about The Silverlake Conservatory of Music, playing airbass (Oddly, no plans to introduce it as a subject at Silverlake!), his first concert, ‘Goodbye Angels,’ his autobiography, the film ‘Baby Driver’, etc. etc.
Chad Smith is currently in Athens, Greece, recording an episode with the Foo Fighters for the ‘Landmarks Live in Concert’ series. The Landmarks Live in Concert Facebook page is featuring a number of posts and photos of Chad in the city and also recording an interview with the FF. The concert itself is due to take place today.
RHCP feature in the previous edition (number 26; number 27 now seems to be out) of the Trend Privé Magazine. The band do not appear to be on the print edition cover of the magazine but there is a digital version with them on. The magazine is available to read online and the Chili Peppers feature in an article about Norwegian photographer, Julie Christine Krøvel. There is one photo of the band in the article but there is no actual mention of them.
Thanks to RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CLUB MÉXICO on Facebook for posting the cover so I was alerted to go off and look for the magazine. 🙂
There are some really high quality videos from the two Chicago shows that RHCP have just played and they deserve a post of their own! I’ve added a couple of them below but the full listings can be seen here:
Photos by kind permission of Ken Rotberg
Many thanks to Ken for all of this!
I know this is short notice but I’ve been away for a few days and catching up on life… Some of my friends on Facebook have set up this project and have asked me to share it for them. They are collating a video for Blackie. Here are the details from their Facebook page:
“IMPORTANT POST, PLEASE READ”
A friend has asked us to try help make a Blackie Dammett thank you video, what we need from you is a short video of you expressing your thanks or showing your love for Blackie, please keep the videos positive, no direct mention of the big chill please, we are particularly hoping old Rockinfreakapotamus fan club members will make some videos and share some stories.
You can email your videos to email@example.com or if you are using a sharing website please use the same email address, please try keep the videos positive in context, we hope to get this video to Blackies family if possible so we can show what he meant to so many of us,
Video campaign will run for one week, please share with your friends, the more videos we get the better the video we send to Blackie.”
The final day to submit videos is Monday 3rd July.
Anthony Kiedis was interviewed for Y108 prior to the band playing their show at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. Usual questions and then it gets really random. And AK is either tired or not into it. You can view video clips from the interview or listen to the whole thing here: Y108 Video Interview
There’s also a very brief interview with Josh Klinghoffer for 24 Hours Vancouver. Josh talks about meeting RHCP back in the day when he was playing with Bob Forrest. It cuts off abruptly so it seems like this is just a section- hopefully the whole interview will come out soon!
Zimbio has a number of photos of RHCP’s Flea arriving at the premiere of the movie ‘Baby Driver’ held at the Ace Hotel on June 14th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo link: Zimbio
A brief snippet of a video has been released which is apparently from the original video for ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ that was directed by Kreayshawn but ditched in favour of a second video that was released:
“We had one sort of failed attempt at making a video for this song, which was indoors and just kind of dark and dank and not really fun or anything, so we thought, ‘Let’s go with the opposite of that.’ And the opposite of that was a rooftop.”
Source: MTV interview
The snippet shows a couple of live scenes of the band and then a scene where Anthony Kiedis shuts the door on an ambulance containing a girl and Josh Klinghoffer. Anthony turns to the camera and shrugs his arms. Both Klinghoffer and Kiedis are dressed as medics.
Date: 11th June 2017
Location: Bonnaroo Festival; Manchester, TN
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
I Wanna Be Your Dog (cover) going into..
Right on Time
What Is Soul? (cover)
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way
Give It Away
Screen Shots from the broadcast:
Another interview with Anthony Kiedis; it says part 1 which suggests more is to come: