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)...


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...


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...


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,...



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...


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...


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...


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,...


RHCP Surprise Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Drum-Off

May 23, 2014

Last week, Will Ferrell told Rolling Stone that his feud with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith "could become the beginning of a rivalry that will go on until the end of time." It appears that competition ended Thursday night on The Tonight...


Chad Smith, Will Ferrell Talk 'Fallon' Drum-Off

May 16, 2014

After months of speculation, competitive jabs and mistaken identities, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have agreed to participate in a drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, May 22nd. Fallon announced...


Flea Supergroup Shares Prog-Punk Rager

April 10, 2014

Antemasque, the group that Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and former members of the Mars Volta have formed, have shared another galloping, prog-punk song, "Hangin' in the Lurch." The band members have a long history with one another – Flea played...


Flea to Chronicle Drugs, 'Bohemian Life' in New Memoir

April 2, 2014

Michael "Flea" Balzary, one of the music's preeminent bassists, is ready to tell his self-described "epic" tale of hard drugs, bohemia and funk-rock glory. Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hachette Book Group, has acquired the rights to the...


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...


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,...


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...


The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...


Barack Obama Surprises White House Talent Show

May 22, 2014

Michelle Obama enlisted some big names to assist her in the White House's first talent show, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfre Woodard, Trombone Shorty and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, but it was a surprise guest who upstaged them all. Chili...


Watch a '90s Alt-Rock Vocal Hook Supercut

May 6, 2014

As the Nineties nostalgia train rolls on in a super fuzzed haze of flannel shirts, shaggy hair and guitars blasted through Big Muff pedals, the fine folks over at CBC Music have compiled a supercut of one of alternative nation's trademark musical tics:...


Former Mars Volta Members Form New Group

April 9, 2014

UPDATE: Antemasque announced that their eponymous debut album will be released on November 10th. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has teamed with Mars Volta nucleus Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala and mid-era Mars Volta...


John Frusciante Sends New LP Into Space

March 31, 2014

Some artists launch their new album with a quirky viral campaign or music video. Former Chili Pepper John Frusciante has taken a more literal approach – by legitimately launching his new LP, ENCLOSURE, into space. On Saturday, March 29th, at a "remote...