Articles & Scans

Magazine Articles and Scans Main Index 

Welcome! We now have about 500 magazines featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers scanned and online so please enjoy 🙂

***Please note: These scans are for other fans to enjoy and are not a source for social media posts. It has cost a lot of time and money to collect & upload these scans, so please either leave the site logo or add a link back to this website. If you crop, or copy onto Instagram you are just depriving other fans the chance to see the full quality scans or access the transcriptions of English language magazines. ***

Magazines are arranged chronologically below but the complete alphabetical list can be viewed HERE At the end of this page, there are also links to our non-English magazine section (Around the World), plus concert reviews, adverts, etc. 

Articles relevant to a particular band member can also be found on the menu page for each of the RHCP band members- click on the ‘Band Members’ section- tab under the banner- to access.


The birth of Red Hot Chili Peppers & the early years. The band’s self-titled Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Freaky Styley, Uplift Mofo Party Plan & Mother’s Milk. The years saw a number of band member changes including the appointment of Frusciante & Chad Smith, and the tragic the death of guitarist Hillel Slovak (1988).


1990 saw RHCP change labels to Warner Bros with Blood Sugar Sex Magik being released the following year. In 1992, John Frusciante abruptly quit the band resulting in a period of change with regard to the band’s guitarist. Arik Marshall, Jesse Tobias and, eventually, Dave Navarro stepped into the role.


Essentially the Dave Navarro years; Dave first appeared with the band at Woodstock 1994. This period saw the release of One Hot Minute in 1995.




In April 1998, it was announced that Dave Navarro had left the band, thus paving the way for the return John Frusciante. Californication followed the next year in 1999. In 2001, the Chili Peppers released their first concert DVD, Off the Map.


By The Way was released in 2002. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second live DVD, Slane Castle, was released in 2003 along with the ‘Greatest Hits’ album featuring two new tracks a couple of months later. The live album, Live in Hyde Park followed in 2004.




The Stadium Arcadium years; the album and then the tour.




The quiet years as the band went on hiatus following the gruelling Stadium Arcadium tour. Rumours that John Frusciante had left the band (some time before) were confirmed in late 2009, with Josh Klinghoffer then stepping in on guitar. Recording for a new album began in September 2010.



The come back year for RHCP with the new line up and new album, I’m With You.  2011 also saw the start of the tour to promote the album.




The continuation of the I’m With You tour (although initial dates were postponed due to Anthony’s foot injury). RHCP were also inducted into The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in April.



The continuation of the I’m With You tour






And it continues still more! Some concert dates for the end of the I’m With You tour and reports of work starting later in the year on a new album.





Getting ready for the new album…




The lead up to the new album, The Getaway, which was released in June and then the start of the corresponding tour. Very few magazine interviews for the new album as most of the promotional material was through interviews released on social media.



And suddenly the magazine interviews and articles became a trickle… There was currently very little mention of RHCP in (what is left) of the music press. The pandemic didn’t help as everything shut down. The period was marked by the abrupt firing of Josh Klinghoffer and the return of John Frusciante. 


Everything happened! Unlimited Love was released with a  supporting tour covering the US and Europe. Then The Return of the Dream Canteen was released with the tour continuing to cover New Zealand, Australia and Japan before a short pit-stop when dates are scheduled which see the band once again touring the US and Europe. They even bought a star on a boulevard! Still limited magazine presence despite the frenzy of activity.




All non-English magazine scans are added to their appropriate year in the main index, but have also been added here – we have magazine scans in a range of languages including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.


The Rockinfreakapotamus Fanclub was the official RHCP fanclub & ran in conjunction with the RHCP website under the care of Blackie Dammett (father of Anthony Kiedis); it produced magazines & frequent newsletter updates on the band.




A selection of RHCP featuring on the covers of magazines.




Magazine adverts for concerts, tours and records.




The index for TCS magazine scans featuring a live review of Red Hot Chili Peppers.





If you have any magazines/scans that you would like to donate (we will always credit) or sell, please contact me. Help is also gratefully received with any translations of articles that people can offer.


We updated our magazine scan logo, but would still like to thank Hannah R for kindly giving us permission to use her art work as our earlier logo.

15 thoughts on “Articles & Scans

    • No they haven’t disbanded and are in fact, currently in the studio recording their next album which is due out some time next year. They have also announced a couple of festival dates for next summer too. The guitarist, John Frusciante quit the band, but the band didn’t disband; Josh Klinghoffer is currently playing guitar.

  1. Hi,
    first of all, sorry for my bad English.

    I’m a fellow RHCP fan and I just discovered your websites, and I have to say I’m really amazed by the effort and the quality you put in your work and in your scans.

    I’ve contacted you because I wanted to ask if it was possible for you to upload a backup of your scans and of your work somewhere, so, in the unfortunate events of something happening to your website (like it getting shut down for some reasons), your work wouldn’t go wasted and all the knowledge you collected in these years wouldn’t go lost. Of course, no one is gonna take credits for your work besides you (but it seems that you watermarked most of your stuff, so you shouldn’t really worry about it).
    You should really look into organizations like (look up for Internet Archive on wikipedia), Library Genesis, or to set up a torrent so YOUR work (and I really want to underline “your”) would be still avaiable as long as there are fans willing to share it (or you can always use a seed-box for sharing).

    I understand you if you don’t want to upload your scans somewhere else besides your websites, but I please ask you to consider to backup your scans somewhere because they are a piece of history and therefore of knowledge.

    Best regards and keep up the good job!

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