RHCP Chicago 2017

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:

RHCP Chicago 30th June, 2017

RHCP Chicago 1st July, 2017

Photos by kind permission of Ken Rotberg

Many thanks to Ken for all of this!

 

Video for Blackie

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 aradiojoe@gmail.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.

Josh Klinghoffer & Anthony Kiedis Interviews

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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

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here’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!

Snippet From Original Rain Dance Maggie Video

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.

Screen Shots:

RHCP at Bonnaroo Festival (11th June 2017)

Date: 11th June 2017

Location: Bonnaroo Festival; Manchester, TN

Set List:
Can’t Stop
Play Video
Dani California
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
I Wanna Be Your Dog (cover) going into..
Right on Time
Go Robot
Californication
What Is Soul? (cover)
Aeroplane
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way

Encore:
Goodbye Angels
Give It Away

Screen Shots from the broadcast:

 

New Josh Klinghoffer Interview

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New Josh Klinghoffer interview from Edmonton CTV News.

Josh talks about the perils of being recognised as a member of the Chili Peppers (blame AK and Flea hehehe) and that they are normal people who need to eat, etc. and that it would be nice for some fans to recognise that. He extends that to chat about the differences fame brings now he’s actually in the band as opposed to being a friend of the band/additional guitarist. He also talks about the long-standing friendships in the band and how they are still all very enthusiastic about what they do and show no desire to stop being RHCP.

Thanks to Becca for the link.