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!