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27 Sep
2012


The Silverlake Conservatory of Music announced today that its founder, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea, and bandmate/front-man Anthony Kiedis will host an event to benefit the school on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Flea’s house in Los Angeles.

The intimate evening will include special performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers and RANCID, dinner and a limited silent auction featuring support from President Bill Clinton, Chad Smith, Raymond Pettibon, Damien Hirst, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Tim Armstrong, John Varvatos, Maroon 5, Santa Maria Novella, Khiels, Fender, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kelly Slater, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Summers, LnA Clothing, Supreme and Shepard Fairey among our auction supporters.

Donation amount to attend the event are $1500.00, and all in kind donations are fully tax deductible.

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is still soliciting for auction contributions, gift bag items and sponsors.

www.silverlakeconservatory.org

28 Jun
2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers today announced they are premiering the video for their single “Brendan’s Death Song” on RollingStone.com.

“Brendan’s Death Song” is the fourth single from the band’s album I’m With You, which was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011. The video, directed by Marc Klasfeld (Foo Fighters, Jay-Z) was shot in New Orleans, Louisiana and is homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen.

Mullen is best known as the founder of the Hollywood punk rock club The Masque that he set up and ran from 1977 until it was shut down in 1978 due to the city’s refusal to issue the necessary permits to run it as a legal nightclub. After it’s closure, Mullen spent many years booking shows for Club Lingerie. It was during this time he met Anthony Kiedis and Flea and after hearing their demo, Mullen offered them an opening slot on a Bad Brains show. The Red Hot Chili Peppers credit him as one of their first major supports and giving them their start. Through his support and the many nightclubs he worked out the scene gave birth to not only the Red Hot Chili Peppers but bands like The Go-Go’s, X, The Weirdos and The Germs. To Read More about Brendan Mullen written by Flea for The Los Angeles Times, visit here

18 Jun
2012


Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today they would unveil 18 previously unreleased sides from the I’m With You sessions. Each of the songs will be available worldwide both digitally and on vinyl, with two sides per seven-inch. The first pair of sides – “Strange Man” on the A-side and “Long Progression” on the B-side – will be released on August 14, 2012. The second pair of sides – Magpies and Victorian Machinery – will be released on September 11, 2012. The third pair of sides – “Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” – will be release on October 2, 2012. The fourth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released November 6, 2012. The fifth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 4, 2012 and the sixth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 18, 2012. The final two releases will be released in early 2013.

Each of the nine seven-inches released will be able to combined by fans to create one larger piece of artwork.

“Finding songs that seem to want to join hands with others is a special task that require the right people… and the right songs!” said RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. “Some songs seem to have a lot more of an agenda than others. Some songs play well with others and some songs need more attention and a little extra care. Here are some songs that seemed to want to pair up and take a later train. Keep your eye on them, they’re up to something…”

Each of the nine seven-inches will feature cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes (www.kelseybrookes.com). Brookes’ well-documented background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art combine in explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs. His work has appeared in countless group shows, art fairs, and magazines such as GQ, Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay and Dazed and Confused.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a world tour in support of I’m With You, and playing sold out arenas around the globe.

22 May
2012

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival. Set to headline this year’s lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White. Three day tickets and single day passes are still on-sale for the festival for the festival set for October 12th through the 14th. Pick them up here while they last.

Check out the full lineup below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys
Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Iggy & The Stooges, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, The Roots, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Civil Wars, M83, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino Two Door Cinema Club, Thievery Corporation, The Afghan Whigs, Crystal Castles, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Metric, Band of Skulls, Esperanza Spalding, Alabama Shakes, Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Randy Rogers Band, Die Antwoord, Rufus Wainwright, NEEDTOBREATHE, Big Gigantic, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Earle, The War On Drugs, Umphrey’s McGee, Barrington Levy, Old 97′s Punch Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, A-Trak, Trampled by Turtles Patterson Hood, Michael Kiwanuka, Big K.R.I.T., Oberhofer, POLICA, Tennis, Zola Jesus, Stars, Kimbra, Black Lips, Los Campesinos!, Jovanotti, Ben Howard, Ruthie Foster, Freelance Whales, Civil Twilight, The Whigs, Dev, The Lumineers, Bad Books, The Devil Makes Three, Asleep at the Wheel, First Aid Kit Patrick Watson, LP, Caveman, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Father John Misty The Wombats, Dry the River, The Boxer Rebellion, Soul Rebels Brass Band Thundercat, Willis Earl Beal, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Kishi Bashi, Deep Dark Woods, Moon Duo, Kopecky Family Band, River City Extension Quiet Corral, Wheeler Brothers, The Relatives, Space Capone, The Staves Native Run, Nikki Lane, Quiet Company, Infantree, Wild Child, La Vida Bohème The Eastern Sea, The Dunwells, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Justin Jones, Sonámbulo Royal Teeth, Noah Gunderson, The Aaron Ivey Band, The Mighty Sincere Voices G.S.T., Colorfeels, Lera Lynn, Megan McCormick, Shields of Faith, Stapletones, The Baylor Choir, Disciples of Joy, Ralph’s World, Orange Sherbet, Big Don Rocknoceros, Hullabaloo, Jambo, Peter DiStefano & Tor, The School of Rock, The Q Brothers

09 May
2012


By Michel Dussack

On May 4th, I imagine the Red Hot Chili Peppers woke up thinking their ‘I’m With You Tour’ stop at Newark’s Prudential Center that night would be similar to all the other shows on the tour so far. However, when it was announced that Adam Yauch (MCA) of Beastie Boys had passed away that day, something that had an obvious impact on the band, things got rearranged a bit.

The first clue that this would be a different night than any other was Prudential Center’s choice of music that night – as people found their seats, during the set change between Sleigh Bells (more on them in a bit), and after the show – the only thing that rang through the venues PA system was Beastie Boys. When Sleigh Bells took to the stage, which was backed a wall of amps and a black and white striped flag, singer Alexis Krauss dedicated their blistering set to MCA. Their 40 minute set comprised of a blend of material from their debut ‘Treats’ and their sophomore album ‘Reign of Terror’. Seeing a group like them play to a massive arena was interesting – while many of the fans unfamiliar with them seemed confused when they walked out without a drummer, they crowd definitely went away impressed with their brand of noise rock. Derek Miller’s bludgeoning guitar riffs and Krauss’ signature vocals contrasted each other in a way that’s lost in venues with inferior sound systems. When the band ended their set with the fantastic ‘A/B Machines’, however, it became all about Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Red Hot Chili Peppers walked out promptly at 9:15 for an hour and forty five minute set, all of which was dedicated to MCA. After all, the bands shared a kinship – they came up around the same time and were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together last month. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis sported a green shirt with which he wrote MCA on in black sharpie, and after the band’s second song of the night, ‘Around the World’ he spoke briefly about him.

When you’ve been around for nearly 30 years, as the Chili Peppers have been, you have a large amount of fan favorites and hits, yet somehow they seemed to be able to fit nearly all of them in save for a couple (‘Snow (Hey Oh)’ and ‘Scar Tissue’ were absent) into their set. Notable standouts included the megahit ‘Under the Bridge’ and a raucous main set closer ‘By The Way’. A cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ was preceded by playful banter between Flea and Kiedis, and was immediately recognized by the crowd.

New guitarist Josh Klinghoffer proved that while their newest album ‘I’m With You’ might not be as focused on guitar as previous efforts, he can stick hang with one of the best rhythm sections in the business. Chad Smith was an unstoppable wrecking ball during the show, with no loss in energy after all this time. In fact, when the band came out for the encore, he grabbed onto the lighting fixture directly over his head and hung from it for a few seconds while drumming with his feet.

And then there’s Flea, who steals the show. With an encore entrance like Smith’s, it was clear the bar was raised high for him to top, though he succeeded by walking across the entire stage on his hands. The band then began a brief jam that encompassed part of Beastie Boys’ ‘So Whatcha Want’ in it. As the band yet again thanked the crowd and announced they had one more song, there was really only one way to end the show – with ‘Give It Away’ performed flawlessly. This was what everyone had come for – and despite the seats on the main floor of the arena, people still found ways to dance and jump up and down and a band who have maintained not just relevancy throughout the years, but one who have continued to put out quality music.

The night truly ended with an extended jam featuring every member trying to outdo the others before it finally ended and Flea took to the microphone. He humbly thanked each member of the crowd before remarking how they’ve been touring for 30 years and the New York/New Jersey area was always kind to them. ‘We fucking love you guys’ he remarked before adding ‘today is truly a sad day’. As the arena emptied out and ‘Fight for Your Right’ echoed through the PA system, these words rang particularly true – yet somehow the Red Hot Chili Peppers succeeded in making a sad day seem a little bit brighter.

All photos courtesy of Michel Dussack


19 Apr
2012

To commemorate their induction this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a very special digital-only EP, entitled We Salute You, on May 1st via Warner Bros. Records. It features six songs from previous Hall of Fame inductees, all of whom have influenced the band musically: The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges, Neil Young, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and Dion and the Belmonts. See below for full track-listing.

Five of the six tracks have never been available digitally. “A Teenager In Love” was released as an international maxi-single; “Havana Affair” was released as a 7″-single and featured on the compilation We’re A Happy Family: A Tribute To The Ramones; “Search & Destroy” has only appeared on a now out-of-print maxi-CD, “I Get Around” was first played during Brian Wilson’s 2005 MusiCares induction speech; and “Suffragette City” was previously only available as a B-side to the band’s single “Aeroplane.” “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” was recorded live during Red Hot Chili Peppers’ current tour supporting their album I’m With You. It will also be available via their website www.redhotchilipeppers.com.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted by Chris Rock at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, in Cleveland and premiere on HBO in early May.

The track-listing for We Salute You is as follows:

“A Teenager in Love” (Dion and the Belmonts)
“Havana Affair” (Ramones)
“Search & Destroy” (Iggy and the Stooges)
“Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” (Neil Young) [live]
“I Get Around” (The Beach Boys) [live]
“Suffragette City” (David Bowie) [live]

www.redhotchilipeppers.com

06 Feb
2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently released a video for their single “Look Around.” Today, they premiered an interactive version of the video on Mashable that allows you to zoom in and out and pan from one room to the next. Watch it below:

25 Jan
2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers premiered their video for “Look Around” on Spinner this morning. Take a “look around” and try not to get dizzy.

20 Jan
2012


Multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that a series of North American shows in April and May have been added to their upcoming I’m With You World Tour. Due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis, and subsequent surgery, the tour will now kick off on March 29th in St. Petersburg, FL, and crisscross the continent throughout 2012. Check out the dates below. More will be announced in the coming weeks.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are touring in support of their current album I’m With You, which has received a Grammy nomination for “Rock Album of the Year.” In addition, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

04/27 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre (on sale 1/27)
04/30 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place (on sale 1/27)
05/02 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (on sale 1/28)
05/04 Newark, NJ Prudential Center (on sale 1/28)
05/07 Boston, MA TD Garden (on sale 1/27)
05/10 Washington, DC Verizon Center (on sale 1/27)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center (on sale 1/27)
05/25 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center (on sale 1/28)
05/26 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena (on sale 1/27)
05/28 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena (on sale 1/28)
05/30 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center (on sale 1/27)
06/01 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/02 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/04 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center (on sale 1/27)
06/06 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/07 Louisville, KY KFC Yum Center (on sale 1/28)

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

03/29 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
03/31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena*
04/02 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center*
04/04 Raleigh, NC RBC Center*
04/06 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
04/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena*
04/09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
04/10 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center*
04/12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum*
08/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center*
08/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center*
08/14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena*
08/15 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena*
09/23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center*
09/25 Phoenix, AZ Jobring Arena
09/27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center*
09/29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center*
10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena*
10/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena*
10/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center*
10/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
10/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
10/25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena

* denotes the show is sold-out

11 Jan
2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.

Tickets for the postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates. The band is touring in support of current Grammy-nominated album I’m With You.

Old Date New Date City Venue
01/20 04/02 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center*
01/21 03/31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena*
01/23 03/29 St. Petersburg, FL St. Pete Times Forum
01/25 04/06 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
01/27 04/04 Raleigh, NC RBC Center*
01/28 04/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena*
01/30 04/10 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center*
01/31 04/09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
02/03 04/12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum*
02/04 10/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena*
02/17 08/14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena*
02/18 08/15 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena*
02/26 08/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center*
02/27 08/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center*
02/29 09/23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center*
03/02 09/25 Phoenix, AZ Jobring Arena
03/04 09/27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center*
03/06 09/29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center*
03/08 10/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center*
03/09 10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena*
03/13 10/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
03/15 10/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
03/16 10/25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena

* denotes the show is sold-out

www.redhotchilipeppers.com