Many thanks to Greta for making this Valentina for the heads up on it.
30 years ago today, February 13th 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed their first ever gig under the name of Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem at the Rhythm Lounge in Los Angeles… and the rest, as they say, is (RHCP) history!
Here’s to the next 30 years!
I’ve just made a post of the latest updates on Lara Bingle and Anthony Kiedis in the ‘About the Man’ section; there are a couple of photos of the two together and details from a news item, that’s just been published in the last hour, claiming that Lara’s split from her boyfriend and that the Twitter photo (above) was carefully staged to give him the message that their relationship was over.
More details : Anthony Kiedis and Lara Bingle info page
If anyone is interested, Richard Alan White has contacted me to say he is selling some of his photographs of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including Anthony Kiedis, taken at the Mother’s Milk aftershow party on the top of the West Hollywood Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Blvd, back in September (22nd) 1989.
The photos have been locked in a safe for the past 25 years and were recently uncovered by Richard. A double set prints were originally made (some of the original photos were given to Anthony) and then the negatives were put into a vault and basically forgotten about until recently when they were ‘re-discovered’.
If you are interested in finding out any more details such as prices, sizes, print runs and to see more of the images for sale, further information can be found HERE (Please note; these photos are initially for sale for three days only)
UPDATE: if anyone is interested, these photos will be going back on sale on a regular basis (every three days?) so if you’ve missed them and want to buy them, just check back on the site to see if they’ve been re-listed.
Red Hot Chili Peppers; Big Day Out, Australia, January 2013
Many thanks to Shalhevet for the video links
The latest photo of Anthony Kiedis taken with Flea on a beach in Sydney, Australia
A couple of new photos have also been added to the ‘Anthony Kiedis 2013 Photo Gallery’
Many thanks to Anastasia from our Facebook page for the heads up on them!
Latest update: Anthony Kiedis has arrived in New Zealand for the RHCP concerts. He was photographed with a fan after his arrival at the airport and there’s also a photo of him holding up a couple of newspapers taken by RHCP photographer David Mushegain
“Tori [Armstrong] made herself known to Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis, who, to her delight, was happy to be snapped for posterity. Others weren’t so lucky.
Keidis arrived in Kaitaia with his partner and children aboard a private jet to spend a few days relaxing (and surfing) at Ahipara, where the family stayed. He was eventually recognised by some fans while enjoying breakfast at Ahipara’s cafe Gumdiggers’ Cafe, which has also hosted the likes of Johnny Depp and Kiwi singer Jackie Clarke. Several autograph/photo requests were politely declined, but he reportedly enjoyed the scrambled eggs, salmon and avocado. ”
Full story : The Northern Advocate
This photograph taken by Dave Mushegain shows Anthony Kiedis holding up a copy of The Northland Age (which is also running the same Tori Armstrong story) and also a copy of The Northern Advocate [BTW I've checked The Northland Advocate website for the Freak Surf article and the page that comes up makes no mention of Anthony and a search for Kiedis on the site just takes you to the breakfast story.]
Thanks to Julien for the heads up on the arrival story and Rich Plenge for information on the source of the photo!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that the band will reissue their 2011 album I’m With You as a tour edition with added bonus material. The tour edition of I’m With You will contain 8 bonus tracks that have been taken from RHCP’s singles and B-sides. The album will be released on January 11, 2013, a week before RHCP headline ‘Big Day Out 2013′ in Sydney, Australia.
I’m With You – Tour Edition – Bonus Disc
1. Strange Man
2. Long Progression
3. Magpies on Fire
4. Victorian Machinery
5. Never is a Long Time
6. Love of your Life
7. The Sunset Sleeps
8. Hometown Gypsy
As you know, I’ve been playing catch up after the chaos of last year and have been scanning the remaining back issue magazines I have… and it’s all complete!
All of my back issue collection featuring articles on the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now scanned and online; there are over 350 articles ranging from the 1980s right up to the current day with interviews from Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Flea, Dave Navarro, Arik Marshall….
I’ve uploaded just the ones relevant to Anthony Kiedis on this site (either he’s featured in the interview heavily or on the cover, etc.) and those magazines can be viewed from the ‘Magazine Scans/Articles’ tab under the site banner- they are arranged in chronological order.
My whole collection can also be viewed from my other website, The Chili Source, and there are chronological and alphabetical lists of everything on that site (‘Articles & Scans’ tab under the banner or HERE)
I’m now working on getting translations for the articles not written in English and also to get transcripts of all of the articles so if anyone can help with translating or typing out the articles, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks
Kiedis lives alone in an elegant Spanish-styled 1930s villa in Benedict Canyon. It is, unmistakably, a bachelor’s pad. Along with his two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, Katie and Sammi, Kiedis shares the place with a lot of art, books and music- and not much else. The car in the garage is a Porsche Carrera.
For a 43-year-old man who started shooting hard drugs at 14, and once complained that in New Zealand “there wasn’t enough cocaine in a small country like that to keep me satisfied for any length of time”, he is looking good. The muscly torso beneath the tight white T-shirt and black jeans suggest that Kiedis has swapped the crack pipe fort the gym- a very LA transition for an LA enthusiast such as himself.
“I will never leave this place,” he announces firmly. “This state and the city are so full of mysticism and creative juice. Because people like to label things it has become the capital of what is considered a more artificial reality, but that’s not how I see it.” He says the first single from Stadium Arcadium, Dani California “is about the misconceptions surrounding West Coast culture.”
Kiedis came to LA in 1963, aged 11, to live with his natural father, a drug dealer, womaniser and part-time actor whose lifestyle the young Anthony took to like a fish to water. Dad, another surprise survivor, is now the band’s biggest fan. Kiedis Jr talked at length of his past indulgences in an autobiography, Scar Tissue, published in 2004. “The book started out as a desire to tell a story about a father and a son growing up in Southern California in the 1970s, because it was so colourful and crazy. But then I didn’t know where to stop so I told the whole thing.”
The full transcript of Anthony’s interview and scan of the article is HERE