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."

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Top 50 Riffs of the decade

The guitar hook from Muse's 2001 track Plug In Baby has been voted best guitar riff of the 21st century.

The band’s 2006 hit Knights Of Cydonia also won the band fifth spot in the poll for Total Guitar magazine. Readers, asked to nominate the ultimate guitar riff of the past 10 years, chose songs by Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Green Day and Metallica in the top 50. Red Hot Chili Peppers also made the list, as did Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow.

...I don't know which RHCP song though?

"Look who just dropped by my studio recently to rehearse songs for their new album!"

AK Talks New Album & John Frusciante

Paul Benson: My first goal and the Chili Peppers make it a red-hot night to remember

The Charlton striker finds a noisy way to celebrate ending his drought for the club and by the way, it felt really good...

I scored my first goal for Charlton on Tuesday and as it was a late winner, I was in a mood to celebrate.

But the manager, Phil Parkinson, had called us in for a warm-down yesterday, so a glass of Coke was as heavy as it got for me after the 1-0 victory over MK Dons.

I live in Chelmsford, which is an hour's drive away so the journey can sometimes be a pain but I really enjoyed it on Tuesday.

I listened to the Red Hot Chili Peppers album By The Way and it felt as though the drive had only taken 20 minutes. I'd been listening to the album on the way to the ground, as well. Seeing as I scored, I might have to listen to it before every match now!

Monday, 13 September 2010

MS Paint Chili Peppers album artwork have been recreating classic album artwork using only 'Paint'.

Check out the RHCP ones below:

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Recording is to begin tomorrow

The Chili Peppers are set to start recording the new album tomorrow (Monday 13th September 2010).

This is according to this fan...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

David Michod (Animal Kingdom) cites Shadows Collide With People as the greatest album ever

In an interview with David Michod, the director of Animal Kingdom said this:

3. The greatest album, ever?

Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin. Either that or Shadows Collide With People by John Frusciante.

To read the full interview click HERE

Sunday, 8 August 2010

"If You Have To Ask sounds like Punjabi MC"

That's what an ex-girlfriend of mine said HAHA Thank god she is an ex now!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers Involved With 'The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project'

According to Koolmuzone, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum and American guitarist, songwriter and producer Lanny Cordola (GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS, MAGDALLAN) will lead a group of musicians from the U.S. that will travel to Pakistan for a month-long musical caravan throughout the country.

The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project's goal is to bring Americans and Pakistanis closer together by erasing misconceptions and raising awareness of the diversity and beauty of Pakistan and its people, ultimately revealing the commonalities between Pakistani/Muslim and American cultures, to show Americans the Pakistan they never see in the mainstream media

Later on in the year, the Pakistani musicians will come to the U.S. for performances and events joined by their American comrades (including members of GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, etc.), which will also include time for more songwriting and recording. Both the Pakistani and American "legs" of the gathering will be filmed for a documentary. The music and film will then be completed and released for sale on CD and DVD.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Chili Pepper's Practice Room/rehearsal studio

Ever wondered what the practice room looks like?

Here ya go...

Friday, 19 March 2010

I heard a rumour today...

and it was a RIDICULOUS one!!!

Have you seen the film
School of Rock?

Well someone told me that the main Kid (Zack) is Anthony Kiedis' son.

I literally laughed out loud, but he was adamant. His Dad told him, I wonder where all that started. Clearly isn't true...I imagine

Oh, and sorry for the lack of posts, moved house, no 'net etc...

Can't wait for more news on new material.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Eminem (Slim Shady, Marshal Mathers etc...) + Chili Peppers = Shadium Arcadium

"Shadium Arcadium mashes together the sounds of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eminem. It's an 8 track mixtape featuring samples by those two artists only."

Monday, 4 January 2010

Well, well, well...I missed it all

Firstly, Happy New Year everyone! :D

Hope it was great.

Down to business: TYPICAL, I get distracted and become very busy at x-mas time and miss the biggest Red Hots news in years!

Just in-case you didn't know...John Frusciante has left...he confirmed it himself on his blog.

Also we're 99% sure Josh Klinghoffer has joined...and I'm assuming he'll be taking John's place on the guitar.

I'll be back to my old ways now of updating regularly :)