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'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: RHCP's Flea on New LP

June 20, 2016

The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below. In this episode, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea talks about his recent high-speed...

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Chad Smith on New RHCP LP, Befriending Will Ferrell

June 20, 2016

When Chad Smith joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988 he had little reason to think it was a long-term proposition. The group had been through three drummers in the previous five years, and guitarist Hillel Slovak had died months earlier....

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See Flea Show Off Gnarly Snowboarding Wound

June 17, 2016

Earlier this week, Flea told Rolling Stone about how he broke his arm in five places while snowboarding and couldn't play bass for six months. Now the Chili Pepper is showing off his battle wound. "See this big bump on my arm?" he says in the video above....

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Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Dark Necessities' Video

June 16, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers unveiled the video for new track "Dark Necessities" the band's Facebook page on Thursday. Vinyl actress Olivia Wilde directed the clip after making her directorial debut earlier this year with Edward Sharpe & The...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Talk Danger Mouse-Inspired Reboot

June 14, 2016

Early last year, the future looked bright for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. After a year of writing, the band had come up with a batch of new songs that it was proud of. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the Chili Peppers in 2010, was taking on a bigger...

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See Red Hot Chili Peppers Talk Special Pre-Show Rituals

June 13, 2016

Anybody who's seen Red Hot Chili Peppers live knows how much they put into a show: Anthony Kiedis jumps and leaps while rapping and singing, Flea stomps around as he plays slap bass, Chad Smith becomes a drum dynamo and Josh Klinghoffer leans into...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to Sing Hits on 'Carpool Karaoke'

June 8, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they will join James Corden on The Late Late Show for a 'Carpool Karaoke' segment next week. All four members of the band will be in the car, so it will be a tight squeeze – and one of the loudest karaoke...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Provides Health Update

May 22, 2016

Anthony Kiedis has provided an update on his health after Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their performance last-minute at KROQ's Weenie Roast on May 14th as the singer was hospitalized with intestinal flu. "It was a painful and...

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Chili Peppers Cancel Gig After Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized

May 15, 2016

UPDATE: Red Hot Chili Peppers have issued a statement detailing Kiedis' condition and confirming their May 17th concert in Burbank has been postponed. "Due to Anthony Kiedis' hospitalization from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday...

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Pearl Jam Cover Neil Young With Kings of Leon, RHCP Members

April 25, 2016

Pearl Jam unveiled a one-night-only supergroup during their Saturday performance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Two members of Red Hot Chili Peppers (drummer Chad Smith, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer) and Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill joined...

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What's the Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Video of All Time?

June 17, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers' 11th studio album, The Getaway, is out now. For the first time since 1991, the band worked with a producer other than Rick Rubin, calling on Danger Mouse to refresh their funky, Cali-rock sound. Over the course of their career,...

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The Getaway

June 16, 2016

Like being an NFL linebacker, being a Red Hot Chili Pepper is a challenging gig to age gracefully in; literally or metaphorically, tube socks on your johnson ain't a good look at 50. To their credit, the Peppers' 11th LP is a bold attempt to jibe their...

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Flea Talks 'Crazy' Snowboarding Spill, RHCP's New Direction

June 16, 2016

Flea can't pinpoint the exact moment he knew the Red Hot Chili Peppers needed to take a different direction on their new album, The Getaway, out June 17th, but he vividly recalls the feeling. "I felt like we we were starting to do the same thing...

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See Red Hot Chili Peppers Sing, Wrestle on 'Carpool Karaoke'

June 14, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers were the latest artists to cram in James Corden's vehicle to help the Late Late Show host get to work on time for "Carpool Karaoke," although the host likely regretted that decision as soon as Anthony Kiedis and Flea begin arguing...

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Hear Red Hot Chili Peppers' Groove-Inflected 'We Turn Red'

June 9, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers have unveiled new song "We Turn Red," the third single they've debuted from their 11th studio album, The Getaway. The album is out June 17th. Leading off with a loping beat and grooving melody, the song's soundscape buoys...

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Hear Red Hot Chili Peppers' Minimalist Funk on 'The Getaway'

May 27, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers unleash atmospheric funk on "The Getaway," the title-track of their 11th studio album, out June 17th. "Take me to the future," frontman Anthony Kiedis croons over Flea's minimalist bassline.  "The Getaway," available...

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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Chance the Rapper and More

May 18, 2016

As we near 2016's halfway mark, this year is shaping up to be one of the most eventful in recent pop history. We've lost icons, seen legendary bands reunite and, thankfully, enjoyed a steady stream of new music from some of the biggest acts in the world....

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Detail New Album 'The Getaway'

May 5, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared a new song, "Dark Necessities," the first offering from their new album, The Getaway, out June 17th via Warner Bros. Records. The track is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music, and...

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Flea on Kobe Bryant: 'He's Like Charlie Parker or Coltrane'

April 13, 2016

Unless you're a Lakers fan, there's a pretty good chance you've hated Kobe Bryant at some point in your life – two decades of dominant, domineering play tends to have that effect on folks. Of course, there's an even better chance that Kobe never...

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