Sunday, 27 March 2011

Chili Peppers to feature on Songs For Japan album

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Around the World' (live) to feature on a new charity album.

Click HERE for the full track listing.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Anthony - New album by "late summer"

Anthony has said that he would hope to have the new Chili Peppers album out by late summer.

Flea in 'The Other F Word'

Click HERE to find out more info about the new documentary featuring Flea

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Chili Peppers meet N-Dubz

It's the most unlikely friendship in pop music since SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and Rupert The Bear.

DAPPY, FAZER and TULISA met legendary rockers ANTHONY KIEDIS, FLEA, CHAD SMITH and JOSH KLINGHOFFER in an LA studio last week.

They had passed each other in the corridor where they are both beavering away on new material.

Eventually wideboy Dappy introduced himself to frontman Anthony.

He even invited them to listen to some of N-Dubz' songs – and amazingly the Chilis agreed.

Fazer said: "We're big fans of them so it was very cool to meet them. They just happened to be in the next studio to us, so we had to say hello.

"Our trip to the US has been jam-packed. We've been recording late into the night every day but managed one day off to have fun. We can't wait to share the tracks we've been recording with everyone."

A lot of wannabes and bigwigs are on a charm offensive at the Oscars this weekend.

But none of them are as efficient as the Camden scamps at social climbing.

They befriended PRINCE CHARLES at The Royal Variety Show last year but rock royalty is far more impressive.

It's a big coup for Dubz credibility. Def Jam bosses reckon they have a big future in America and pals like the Chilis will be very handy. They have sold 60million records globally and could teach them a few things about being rock stars.

It's a miracle Anthony is still alive. Although he is teetotal now, his antics used to make Hollywood hellraiser CHARLIE SHEEN look like a nun.

The US group are finishing up their tenth studio album while N-Dubz are close to completing their debut album for the States.

The Chilis' working title is Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head - inspired by a friend's trips on acid.

Perhaps Dappy will now draw on his misadventures on Meow Meow...

Red Hot Nappies

Click below to watch my new favourite clip of the '80s Chili Peppers...wearing Nappies (diapers if your a yank). Enjoy!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

New In Studio Photo

Below is a new picture of Josh Klinghoffer fiddling around in the studio on the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album (due for release this Summer)

Chili Peppers appear in Bob and The Monster

Watch the trailer below for the new documentary on Bob Forrest featuring Anthony, John, Josh and Flea.


Saturday, 12 February 2011

What do we know about the new album?

  • Possibly lots of Piano on it
  • John Klinghoffer on guitar
  • Targeted for release in June 2011
  • Recorded in the same studio as Californication
  • Could possibly feature some Afropop

Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Number 10 Studio Updates

Below are some of the in studio shots of the Chili Peppers recording their 10th studio album:

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

RHCP Hyde Park Programme Scan (Part 4)

Part 4 of my Hyde Park Programme Scans

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Emit Remmus is written for a Spice Girl

THESE days she’s obviously best known for her stunning stage performances as Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers.

And, by the way, Insider offers its congratulations to Melanie C on being nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award on Monday in the best newcomer category for her six-month West End stint in the show.

But, lest we forget, there’s a rock chick inside the former Spice Girl which occasionally slips out.

In fact, Melanie has disclosed quite an impressive muso claim to fame.

“Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers wrote Emit Remmus – which is summertime backwards – for me after we met,” she reveals.

“It’s on their Californication album.”

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Chad's recent drum solo

Longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith sat in with Levon Helm this past Saturday. The drummer attended one of Helm’s Midnight Rambles as a fan and emerged partway through the Levon Helm Band’s set for on “All on a Mardi Gras Day” and “The Weight.” Smith—who has played with the Chili Peppers since the late 1980s—is currently touring with his instrumental funk side-project Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats.

Chad is gagging to drum for Jimmy Page

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith says Jimmy Page has written and recorded new music, and he’s itching to get out and play live.

The pair share the same managers, and Smith admits he’d love to play with Page if the chance arose.

Meanwhile, Zep singer Robert Plant has revealed he’s bored with constant reunion rumours and wishes everyone would move on – because he has.

Smith tells Ultimate Guitar: “I’d like to play with Jimmy. Who wouldn’t, though? We have the same managers and he used to come to some of our gigs. I was like, ‘Man, do you want a rhythm section?’ He smiled. I could play Led Zeppelin songs all day – it was my favourite band.

“But supposedly he has a bunch of ideas and a bunch of stuff recorded. That’s what I’ve heard. I can tell he wants to play. He’s frustrated.”

Smith admits there would be “five million” drummers in the queue with him; and in the real world he’s just happy the Chili Peps are still going strong after 25 years. They’re back at work after a two-year break, with Josh Klinghoffer having replaced guitarist John Frusciante, and plan to release a new album next year with festival dates throughout the summer.

The drummer says: “I’m so fortunate – I get to play with the best musicians. We’re still happy to be doing what we’re doing. I want to keep getting better as a person, a musician, a friend, a dad and a husband. It all goes together.”

Smith’s side-project Chickenfoot are also recording a new album, but are planning to tour without him due to his Chili Peps commitments. Smith has said he doesn’t care who replaces him on the road.

Meanwhile, Plant has sought to stop any further talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion after he joined the band for a one-off show three years ago and decided not to pursue a full comeback.

The singer tells Tourdates: “It’s almost as if people can’t see I have other projects. It’s like a woman with white heels and a pencil skirt passing by will attract my eyes, but most will miss it completely.”

Red Hot Fact

Anthony once auditioned to be the new James Bond.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Red Hot Fact

In the song, "Emit Remmus", the main guitar riff is recorded backwards, hence the name "Emit Remmus", which is backward for "Summer Time".

Sunday, 5 December 2010

RHCP Hyde Park Programme Scan (Part 3)

Part 3 of my Hyde Park Programme Scans

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

RHCP Hyde Park Programme Scan (Part 2)

Part 2 of my Hyde Park Programme Scans

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RHCP Hyde Park Programme Scan (Part 1)

This is a scan of the first 5 pages of my RHCP Hyde Park Programme.

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The album that never was - flyer

These are scans of the back and front of a little advert/flyer that came with my Hyde Park tickets.

The tickets arrived with the advert a couple of months before the gig (from what I remember) and as you can see it says "new album coming soon this summer". And that was in 2004. The next album didn't come out until May 2006. And they can't be talking about the Greatest Hits because that was release November 2003.

I guess the album was a lot nearer a release than I realised.

A Scan of my Chili Peppers Hyde Park ticket from 2004.

This is the front and back of my Hyde Park ticket from June 2004.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Live Return in 2011!

Anthony, Flea, Chad and Josh will definitely be playing live together next year.

They are already confirmed to play Rock in Rio in September and Summer Sonic in Japan.

Keep checking back for more info

Monday, 25 October 2010

Bryan Ferry and Noel Fielding discuss Red Hot Chili Peppers collaboration

Bryan Ferry has said that he thinks Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea played the "most expensive instrument known to man" on his new album 'Olympia'.

Flea is one of a number of guests on the album, as Ferry explained in the second part of NME's video interview with him and The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding.

"[Flea]'s a big friend of Damien [Hirst]'s," Ferry said. "When he was playing in the studio with us, he was playing the most incredible bass. It was a Fender bass that Damien had customised. It's covered with butterflies, so it's a kind of an artwork. It's possibly the most expensive instrument known to man."

Watch the video interview

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Diana Vickers is getting sued by RHCP...apparently

This song of hers (whatever it's called, I couldn't care less tbh) sounds VERY similar to Under The Bridge in the chorus.

Vickers = Sued!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Chad talks more about new album, Josh + live dates

Chad Smith on new Bombastic Meatbats, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot
MusicRadar - Published Oct 15th 2010

Related RHCP Excerpts from interview...

How are things with the Peppers?

"Things are good. Very good. We've cut a bunch of songs, so we're probably halfway through the record. I think we've tracked about 20 songs already, and there's a few more left to do. Then we'll whittle them down to make the best record. We always cut a lot of songs and see which ones rise and which ones fall - that's just how we like to work. But the new one won't be a double album like Stadium Arcadium, I can tell you that."

Do things feel any different with Josh Klinghoffer? How's he working out?

"Things are a bit different. You know, he's a different guy. But he's doing great. He's got a terrific sound, he's very musical, he's full of idea - we're enjoying working with him. Things are coming along pretty easily, so that's always a good sign. I've been playing with him for over a year now, so it's feeling very natural.

"What I'm really liking about Josh is how multi-talented he is. He plays guitar, bass, piano, drums, he sings…We've been very fortunate to have him come into our fold and help inspire us to try some new things."

Is his guitar sound radically different from John Frusciante's?

"I wouldn't say it's radically different. Josh is just Josh. He has his own thing, and that's why we love him. The sounds he comes up with are very pleasing to my ears, and I'm pretty sure they will be to everybody else once they hear him on this record."

If the Chili Peppers have dates booked for next summer, I would assume that you'd want the album out by then.

"That would be nice. We probably have three to four more weeks left for cutting basic tracks. Then we'll start doing overdubs - guitars, vocals, all the other things that go on a record. After that, there might be a couple of things to do in January. Or we could start mixing - and as you know, that can take some time. I'm just projecting and guessing, but I would say we'd like to try to deliver the album in March. We're definitely hoping to have it out by next summer. It's been a long time in coming."

On page four, Chad also says the following...

"The Peppers have festival dates booked for the summer of 2011 already , so I can't play in both bands next year."