It’s just after midnight here and we’ve been outside celebrating and watching the fireworks going off around us… so Happy New Year to you all! Hope it’s a healthy and happy one and that it’s especially a red hot one!
Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing at the Malibu Love Sesh at the Hollywood Palladium on January 13th, 2019.
Tickets available tomorrow (December 21) at 10a PT.
More details on the official website
Most of this interview that Scott Lipps did for his radio show with Anthony Kiedis has already been released as audio but this has now been posted and it appears to be the full video of the interview. Enjoy!
I’ve finally managed to sort out my scans as idiot here managed to collapse a couple of files (posted and unposted – literally thousands of images!) into one by accident when having a massive sort out of all of my files. I’ve finally started to upload everything that hasn’t been posted yet. I still have a load of my own and a zip file someone else sent me to work through. These are mostly from Claire but there might be a few more scattered in there.
Many thanks once again to all of the people who have contributed and especially, this time, to Claire for all of the scans she’s sent!
***2017 January Lighting & Sound America Article about the lights used on ‘The Getaway’ tour***
1991 October People Magazine Article about AK’s fashion sense
2002 November Kerrang! Mention of RHCP playing the KROQ Halloween Ball
2005 July Kerrang! Review of a free RHCP concert in Las Vegas as part of the centennial celebrations
August 2002 Rock Mag (France) BTW article
2016 June Humo (Dutch language Belgian magazine) Review of ‘The Getaway’
1995 September Bravo (Germany) OHM clipping
2006 June Guitar Xtreme An interview with John Frusciante
1995 Unknown One Hot Minute Article (German) Translated into English
1994 September Melody Maker Review and advert from Reading Festival
c. 1996 Article about RHCP and the ‘Beavis and Butthead Do Amercia’ movie. (German) Unknown source and date but the movie came out this year.
2016 June OOR (Dutch) Review of ‘The Getaway’
2016 November Batterie (France) Article about the Chad Smith Drum Clinic in Paris
2002 June OOR (The Netherlands) BTW article
Unknown date Visions (Germany) BSSM article
2006 May Filter (Czechoslovakia) SA article
2011 September In Rock (Japan) I’m With You article (?)
2002 November TV Napad (Russian?)
2003/12 Musik Express (Germany) Lengthy article including interviews with Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Flea
Two additional dates have been added for RHCP’s 2019 Tour to Australia and New Zealand. An extra show has been added in Australia on 20th February at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and another one in New Zealand on 9th March at the Spark Arena, Auckland.
A fundraiser event, “One Love Malibu,” is taking place to benefit those affected by the Woolsey Fire and Chad Smith will be taking part in it along with a number of other celebrities, including Katy Perry and Taylor Hawkins, with other acts to be confirmed*. The benefit is due to take on 2nd December at the One Gun Ranch. Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds going to the Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief organisations. More information about tickets is available on the One Love Malibu site however, they all seem to be sold at when I checked as posting this,
* The original flyer listed Chris Martin from Coldplay among the performers scheduled to play but the band have released a statement on Twitter saying they are unable to do so.
There are photos of Anthony, with his son, in a very smokey LA; in some, AK is pulling his t-shirt across his face because of the level of the smoke. They were taken the day after the Malibu evacuation order. They had just been evacuated from their home. They wouldn’t know then if their home and possessions remained, or had all been destroyed.
We’ve all seen terrifying footage, I’m sure, of the roads leading from Malibu and Anthony & his son had fled on such roads for real with all the emotion emergency evacuation must bring. The next day, when the shock, worry & emotion must have been running sky high, a paparazzi photographer took the photos of them that I’ve mentioned.
We picked the photos up on our search feeds. We decided they were too intrusive. I will not post them; not only because of a child’s right to privacy but because of the circumstances. Most fans know that Anthony lives in Malibu. The fires got massive news coverage worldwide so it’s not hard for fans to work out that Anthony and his son had to evacuate, when it happened and therefore, that these photos were taken immediately afterwards.
Unfortunately, a celeb gossip site, amongst others, has picked them up and posted them. Now, so called fans and RHCP fan sites are copying and sharing the photos themselves. I’m appalled at their lack of respect and insensitivity.
Just imagine that was you! Emergency evacuation. Leaving everything behind. Not knowing what was happening. Your home. Your possessions. Your life. I’m sure the last thing any of us would want is paparazzi taking photos of us anyway let alone under such circumstances. And not only was it being done to an adult, but it’s being done to a child too. A child.
As fans we don’t have to share the photos just because they were taken. Sometimes people are more important than clicks or likes. I know my pages & websites aren’t as popular as the gossip fan sites that take, copy and post absolutely anything, but I’d rather have integrity than popularity.
I know the majority of the fan base will feel as I do. But for the minority, please think before sharing. Have some empathy and consideration. If you have shared, think about deleting. These are real people you are dealing with. They might be celebrities but they are still people with feelings and emotions. And as fans shouldn’t we be supporting them? Instead, some of the RHCP fan base are treating them with no consideration and to me, that’s appalling behaviour anyway but even more so towards something that is supposed to be important to us as fans.
Both Anthony & Everly Bear need some privacy & respect at times and this is most definitely one of them. Peace.
[Note: I’m picking up on AK because of the photos but this doesn’t just apply to him. Three members of the band have houses in the burn area. Thankfully, their homes are currently undamaged, but they will all know people in their neighbourhood who have lost their homes, their community has been badly affected as a whole and on a personal level, they will have friends and neighbours they know well who have had their homes destroyed. This really is a time for consideration and respect for everyone]