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2016

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Bowie at Bernie Sanders Concert

February 6, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers staged their first performance of 2016 Friday night at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel at the #FeelTheBern benefit concert for Bernie Sanders, who has gained the support of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. During the Peppers'...

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Flea: Why I Support Bernie Sanders

February 5, 2016

Outspoken Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has already expressed his frustration with some of the Republican presidential candidates. But as the musician noted on Twitter, "I'm happier and more productive when I stay positive." The Chili...

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Flea: Donald Trump Is 'Silly Reality-Show Bozo'

February 3, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and Bernie Sanders supporter Flea was watching a recent Republican presidential debate when he was struck by what he saw as a common thread among the candidates. "All they talked about was who could kill the most...

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Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Neil Young Top Jazz Fest Lineup

January 19, 2016

Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Young top a stacked and eclectic lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The long-standing festival will take place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds over...

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Hear Red Hot Chili Peppers' Lost 'Circle of the Noose'

February 4, 2016

"Circle of the Noose," a previously unreleased, five-minute song from the sessions to follow up Red Hot Chili Peppers' One Hot Minute, has made its way online. The laidback, jammy, Led Zeppelin-y track, which YouTube user RHCPtv 5 uploaded, finds Anthony...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

January 27, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers will "Feel the Bern" by headlining a Los Angeles concert fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The rock veterans will perform February 5th at Theatre at Ace Hotel, Loudwire reports.  Tickets,...

2015

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Watch Thom Yorke, Flea Reunite to Perform 'Atoms For Peace'

December 3, 2015

Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea are in Paris this week to attend Pathway to Paris, which brings together musicians, artists, sustainability consultants and activists to discuss climate change solutions leading up to the...

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Danger Mouse Preps New Record Label, Signs Autolux

August 17, 2015

Danger Mouse has announced his own Columbia Records imprint, 30th Century Records, which will feature artists personally signed by the songwriter-producer. Danger Mouse – best known for high-profile collaborations (Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells)...

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Inside 10 Iconic 'Decline of Western Civilization' Scenes

June 16, 2015

"It's been a year of pure hell," filmmaker Penelope Spheeris says with a laugh. The director, whose credits include Wayne's World and Black Sheep, has finally emerged from the depths of turning her celebrated three-part hardcore-punk and heavy-metal documentary...

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Anthony Kiedis Talks Silverlake Benefit Show, New RHCP Album

October 16, 2015

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been laying low for most of 2015, but this weekend, they're stepping out for a special occasion: the annual benefit concert and auction for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the non-profit music school co-founded...

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Flea's Bees: Chili Peppers Bassist Starts Apiary

August 16, 2015

It's a hobby perhaps more befitting of Sting than Flea, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has become a full-fledged beekeeper with over 200,000 insects in his apiary. In recent months, Flea has posted numerous photos of himself in full beekeeping...

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Watch RHCP's Chad Smith Jam With Kids for Charity Event

May 25, 2015

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith received the "Livin' the Dream" award at Little Kids Rock's first ever Family Jam, raising over $85,000 to help provide music education for students. The Family Jam took place at Facebook's headquarters last week,...

2014

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RHCP's Chad Smith Answers Your Twitter Questions

December 11, 2014

Although Red Hot Chili Peppers member Chad Smith and his doppelgänger Will Ferrell may have spent much of 2014 trying to prove how different they are from one another, with their hilarious competition on The Tonight Show, the drummer does have something...

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Flea Promises 'Introspective,' 'Super Danceable' New RHCP LP

October 21, 2014

When Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded their last record, 2011's I'm With You, it was a different experience for the group. "We had a new guitar player [Josh Klinghoffer] and it was a real feeling-out process with each other," Flea tells Rolling Stone. "We...

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Stone Gossard, Chad Smith Talk Side Projects, Early Grunge

August 28, 2014

What happens when a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer chats with one of the greatest guitarists of his generation? An hour-long riveting, informative conversation that spans everything from influences to environmental issues to side projects to...

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Ringo Starr Taps Friends for Drum Video

July 8, 2014

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. In the clip, Starr recalls the origins of his love affair with the drums, tapping a handful of friends,...

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Flea on Jazz, Drugs and His Role in 'Low Down'

November 6, 2014

When Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea began preparing for his role in the movie Low Down, a rough-hewn biopic about jazz pianist and onetime Charlie Parker and Miles Davis accompanist Joe Albany, it came easily to him. In his growing-up years, he had...

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Katy Perry Booked for Super Bowl Halftime Show

October 10, 2014

Cue the "Firework"s: Katy Perry has officially signed on to perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st, Billboard reports. The multi-platinum pop star had been in the running alongside Rihanna and Coldplay,...

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NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl

August 19, 2014

The NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, their top choices to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world, according to The Wall...

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