RHCP Walk of Fame Ceremony

This morning (LA time), the Red Hot Chili Peppers received their star on the Hollywood Blvd.

The band walked onto the stage from Amoeba Records- their star is immediately outside the store. The band were seated at first before stepping onto the stage a little while later. Speeches were given by Bob Forrest, George Clinton and Woody Harrelson. Each band member also spoke briefly:

1. John Frusciante

John spoke about moving to LA and that he lived one block away when he first arrived. He thanked the band members.

2. Flea

“I know these streets and these streets know me.”

Flea thanked his wife, Melody, and daughter, Clara, among others. He talked about walking the streets and begging for money, “Excuse me, sir. Please could you spare some change? Just a dime. A nickel.”

3. Chad Smith

Memories of when he moved to LA too and commented about walking the streets and that, “…now everyone can walk on us!”

Chad thanked everyone! He thanked the marching band who had been playing songs, he thanked the fans for being there, he thanked and named the past members of the band, and he thanked the current members of the band. And not surprisingly, he mentioned Taylor Hawkins.

4. Anthony Kiedis

Various thanks and he talked about the band being greater than its various parts when they get together. A sweet shout out (which so many of us were hoping for) to his late father, Blackie Dammett who would have been so proud today and also to his mum, Peggy.

You can view the presentation- the live stream was archived (it’s the holding screen at first so just scroll past it).

RHCP Band Members at Whitney Art Exhibition

Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith attended the VIP opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial this week.

There’s an interesting description of the photographer’s encounters with the band to accompany the photos of Chad and Anthony.

As Happy as a Boy in a Magazine…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers feature in two new GB magazines prior to the release of their new album, Unlimited Love (due out April 1st, 2022).

RHCP feature on the cover of April’s Classic Rock magazine along with an in-depth feature, and Flea is on the cover of April’s Bass Player magazine also with a detailed interview – lots of mentions of John Frusciante in it.

Transcript and scans for information purposes only – please buy the magazines if possible:

Classic Rock

Bass Player

Details to Purchase Magazines:

Classic Rock is available widely in Britain (I got mine from my local Tesco; £5.99) but it can be ordered from their website HERE

I ordered Bass Player from the magazine website HERE (other companies are selling it but they cost more. I paid £4.99 and that included UK postage; there are different options on the website which were cheaper but involved a subscription or were digital whereas I wanted a one-off paper copy to keep).


RHCP New Song! Poster Child

The new RHCP song, Poster Child, taken from the album Unlimited Love (to be released in April), is being released world wide- it seems to be going live around the world as countries hit midnight (so you might not be able to hear it yet depending on where you live). People in Australia and New Zealand were the first to be able to listen to it.

This is the best I can do with the lyrics! Not sure about ‘YOLO’ in the chorus but I can’t think of anything else that fits!


RHCP: Poster Child Lyrics

Melle Mel and Richard Hell were dancing at the Taco Bell

When someone heard a rebel yell, I think it was an infidel

Adam Ant and Robert Plant were centre of a sycophant

Used to buy Ulysses Grant to record at the Record Plant

Islamabad is on the nod, Havana at the riot squad

And if you want to be a Mod, you’ll have to meet me at the quad


You got the best of my loco

I’ll take the rest of your showboat

You got the best of my Yoko

I’ll take the rest of your YOLO?


Parliam?nt’s Atomic Dog, that hats were filling up a fog

We talk about th? life and death of everything he ever loved

The seventies were such a win, singing the Led Zeppelin

Lizzy lookin’ mighty thin, the Thompson’s had another twin

I thought I won the lottery, the numbers never thought of me

Ramones had a lobotomy, so spin me like a pottery


I will be your poster child

You know the world is ours for a little while

And then I will be your poster child tonight, ow

La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum


A funky piece, the Sandinista!, me and minor Mona Lisa

Judas Priest has whipped the beast, the mother love was named Theresa

Bubble gum, a cup of soup, dirty dandy nanda? loop

A small banana in your hoop, and now I know the band is…

Bernie Mac and Caddyshack were dusty as the bric-a-brac

And if you ask me for the time, I tell you that the preacher’s back


You got the best of my loco

I’ll take the rest of your showboat

You got the best of my Yoko

I’ll take the rest of your YOLO?


Steve Miller and Duran Duran, the joker dancing in the sand

Van Morrison – the Astral Man – the festival of hurricanes

Speak of Chico and the Man, the silence of a certain lamb

Dixie Pops kick out the jam, a poncho full of contraband

Mary Queen was on the scene on every preteen magazine

The Motörhead and mystic queen, I must’ve needed Valvoline


I will be your poster child

You know the world is ours for a little while

And then I will be your poster child tonight

La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum



You got me on this

But then I can’t get off

With no one else but you

You turn me on too

Well, then I can’t get up, ooh

For no one else but you


Cream magazine, a love supreme, the ballad of a Billie Jean

And now we know the Status Quo, but God would never save the queen

David Mushegain, Copenhagen, cop a ghost of Ronald Reagan

All I say was Flavor Flav the cosmic rays were power saving

And my fist double kissed a listed number purple

Mr Chubby Checker do the twist, and everyone’s a narcissist


You got the best of my loco

I’ll take the rest of your showboat

You got the best of my Yoko

I’ll take the rest of your YOLO?


The waterbed was takin’ meds, a beaver with the house of red… a pocket full of Talking Heads

MIA? is making paper planes, addiction to the ways of Janes

My stuff is made of purple rain, ten fingers in the lion’s mane

Giant squid, Karate Kid, Sid Vicious and the… we did

The planet that we must…


I will be your poster child

You know the world is ours for a little while

And then I will be your poster child tonight


I will be your poster child

You know the world is ours for a little while

And then I will be your poster child tonight


Thanks to Nicolette and everyone else who has helped fine-tune the lyrics!

Unlimited Love The Forthcoming New Album by RHCP!

Unlimited Love the new album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be out on April 1st 2022!

Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.
We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it. – John, Anthony, Chad, and Flea
When we got together to start writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others. Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing. The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people, stayed with us the whole time we were writing. For me, this record represents our love for, and faith in each other. – John

Unlimited Love track list:

Black Summer
Here Ever After
Aquatic Mouth Dance
Not the One
Poster Child
The Great Apes
It’s Only Natural
She’s a Lover
These Are the Ways
Watchu Thinkin’
Bastards of Light
White Braids
Pillow Chair
One Way Traffic
Let ‘Em Cry
The Heavy Wing

A number of special vinyl releases will also be available. Full details and order links of the Official RHCP website but include special edition vinyl, cassette, a t-shirt bundle and CD.




Some screenshots of the Red Hot Chili Peppers taken from the video for RHCP’s new single, Black Summer.