Anthony Kiedis on Radio 2

OK, the Chris Evans interview from Radio 2 (Britain) this morning. It’s online but I’m sure sure if you can listen worldwide as it’s on iPlayer. It starts about 2 hours and 8 mins in (begins with Dark Necessities).
Transcript:

Chris Evans Radio 2 Interview with Anthony Kiedis June 17th 2016

Guests: Anthony Kiedis, Nadiya Hussain, Toby Jones and Tom Odell

Starts with Dark Necessities playing.

Chris Evans: The Red Hot Chili Peppers with Dark Necessities. That’s out today along with the brand new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, The Getaway. And joining us now from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we’ll just let his song finish then we’ll talk to him… Anthony Kiedis. Good morning, sir.
Anthony Kiedis: Good morning to you, sir.

Chris Evans: How are you?

Anthony Kiedis: I’m a little out of focus but I plan on coming to.

Chris Evans then talks about where the other guests come from…. So you’re in good company.

Anthony Kiedis: And Nadiya (one of the other guests on the show who replies she came in from Milton Keynes.) She looks very well rested.
All commenting on how good she looks. More comments about sleeping in Milton Keynes (an English town)

Chris Evans: So Anthony, we have the eleventh Red Hot Chili Peppers album. Now with a Chili Peppers’ album, it’s not so much what you get but what you don’t get because you always write far too many songs don’t you so what are we not getting this time?

Anthony Kiedis: You’re not getting the b-level tunes. Our most recent producer, Danger Mouse, was quite sure about that. So you’re getting the best of the best, the cream of the cream of what we have to offer.

Chris Evans: But the last album five years ago, you said you had a spare album’s worth of songs for that so where have they gone now?

Anthony Kiedis: We’ve put them out on singles and weird little packages that only the real vinyl-philes care about.

Chris Evans asks the other guests if they know about Danger Mouse and says it’s a gang of people.
Anthony Kiedis: No, it’s one intellectual individual.

Chris Evans: Oh, I thought it was like three in Danger Mouse.

Anthony Kiedis: No, just one guy working the job of three men (CE interrupts a couple of times)

Chris Evans: … So when Danger Mouse, he who must be obeyed, says I don’t like this one, what do you do? Do you have a fight or a vote, do you go out or what do you do?

Anthony Kiedis: We kind of let go.

Other guests interrupt with comments about having a Bake Off [Nadiya ‘won’ a baking competition here called the ‘Great British Bake Off’.].

Anthony Kiedis: When you hire a guy like that, you hire him for his opinions and his direction and if you fight him it’s kind of pointless so at a certain point you’re like, well. I’m an artist and I get very attached to my own little ditties and maybe they’re not all that and I should move forward.

Chris Evans: Have you always been like that like that…

Anthony Kiedis: We used to fight to the death [CE interrupts: Back in the day] but we tried the experiment, rolled the dice and like we got.

Chris Evans: But you’re 53 now [comments about how good he looks].

Nadiya: I didn’t recognise him with his shirt on… but usually it’s the shirt off.

Anthony Kiedis: I could say the same about you.

Laughter. Chris Evans: …So you’re the eldest here.

Anthony Kiedis: Am I the eldest in this entire building?

Chris Evans: No… [talks about some other people]. …What does the 53 year old Anthony Kiedis write like compared to the 21 year old when you kicked off. Are you still writing about the same things?

Anthony Kiedis: No, not so much. The energy is still similar because I saw some old footage of us when we were in France that they’d dredged up out of God knows where and I was like, the energy is still there. You know, the collective love for music and poetry and just the brotherhood of sound. And it’s still kind of flowing through me and I attribute that to the team.

Chris Evans: But you’re still writing about girls though, aren’t you?

Anthony Kiedis: Well, heartbreak never ends, does it?

Chris Evans: Oh, nicely put.

Anthony Kiedis: It just doesn’t. [Chris Evans interrupts again] It just doesn’t.

Chris Evans: And this is tired. Imagine what he’s like if he’s had some sleep.

Anthony Kiedis: But, err, maybe the angle or the prison (?) that you see these through changes over time?

Chris Evans: Same story, different point of view

Anthony Kiedis: Yeah. Different point of view

Chris Evans: Like that a lot. Now all great bands. You’re talking about Coldplay, you’re talking about U2 , The Beatles, have their own sound and I think that’s what makes a band great. And you have such a distinctive sound…

Anthony Kiedis: Thank you.

Chris Evans: When was that born? Did you go into the studio and thought, oh, this is the sound, this is the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sound?

Anthony Kiedis: We didn’t think about it but we never wanted to sound like anybody else.

Chris Evans: How do you do that though?

Anthony Kiedis: We grew up in high school together and we all brought something different to the table. My guys studied music from a young age and I did not so I think, like, adding the idiot to the table of very talented musicians gave us a unique rub.

Chris Evans: Bono’s like that, is the poet, lyricist… But you are like that. You were always writing poems as a kid but your band mates were trumpeting, classical piano and all of that stuff, weren’t they?

Anthony Kiedis: Exactly. They started off young wanting to study but I didn’t want to get into that but we found if you added this person to that mix, you got us.

Chris Evans: But I’m intrigued about you not wanting to sound like anyone else… If you try to be original, that’s the last thing you end up being.

Anthony Kiedis: Fair enough

Chris Evans: [You just have to be it. All talk about adding the idiot to the equation and Tom has his own sound]…

Goes into Tom Odell playing a song. At the end, Chris Evans asks Anthony Kiedis what he thinks:

Anthony Kiedis: Good song… We made som

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Anthony Kiedis at YSL Beauty Launch

Anthony Kiedis attended the YSL Beauty launche for the new Fragrance ‘Mon Paris’ at Cafe Le Georges on June 14, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Anthony Kiedis 2016: France (TV Show Concert)

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 Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

UPDATED: Full show can be seen HERE

Anthony Kiedis was recorded performing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in France on Tuesday (14th June) for a TV show which was shown today (16th June).

Live Performance Date: 14th June 2016

TV release: 16th June 2016 on Canal+

Location: Studios SFP.

 

Set List

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Interview

Dark Necessities
Give It Away
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We Turn Red
The Longest Wave
Nobody Weird Like Me
The Getaway
Go Robot
By The Way

Videos

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Dark Necessities Video!

The video for RHCP’s ‘Dark Necessities’ single is now out. It only appears to be on the band’s Facebook page so I can’t currently embed it (will do so when I can).

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Snippet from a Radio X Interview with Anthony Kiedis

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Anthony Kiedis saved a baby during Carpool Karaoke.

A snippet from an interview with Anthony Kiedis by Chris Moyles for Radio X

You can see the brief extract HERE

Transcript:

Chris Moyles: So obviously everyone has been watching the carpool karaoke you did with James Corden

Anthony Kiedis: We also had a dance off which they didn’t include.

Chris Moyles: Oh, really?

Anthony Kiedis: But we had a glorious dance off; after the wrestle off we had a dance off which led to a very interesting, unscripted moment.

Chris Moyles: Oh I bet.

Anthony Kiedis: We danced off. We tied and we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of the house holding her child. Saying, “My baby. My baby. My baby can’t breathe. My baby’s having a…

Chris Moyles: Are you serious?

Anthony Kiedis: Yes. We all ran across the street. The lady trust her baby into my arms. The baby was not breathing and I thought I’m going to do a little baby CPR real quick to see if I can get some air into this kid. Tried to open the mouth; shut like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly. Bubbles came out of the mouth; eyes rolled back into place. The ambulance showed up. I handed the baby over and it was now breathing and fine and we went back to carpool karaoke.

Chris Moyles: Are you serious?

Anthony Kiedis: I’m serious.

Chris Moyles: Wow!

Anthony Kiedis: It was kind of a beautiful thing we stopped for the dance off.

Chris Moyles: Otherwise, of course, yeah.

Anthony Kiedis: We were there. The baby needed help, we were there.

Chris Moyles: Look at you! That’s incredible. Superdad

Anthony Kiedis: When you’re a dad and somebody yells my baby, you drag (?) across the street.

Chris Moyle: So you rubbed the tummy…

Anthony Kiedis: Rubbed the tummy and the bubbles came out. Yes. The little baby looked at me the whole time until the ambulance guy came. [Name: Nema?]. Little baby ? I’m gonna knock on the door when I get home.

Chris Moyles: Amazing

Presenter: What a hero

Chris Moyles: What a thing to have done

Anthony Kiedis: No hero. No hero. Just a dance off. It ended with a seizure baby.

 

 

 

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Rolling Stone Article with interview clips

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Rolling stone is running an article about the band’s pre-show warm ups which has a short interview with each member of the band. You can read the article here

Video transcripts:

QUESTION: What’s your ritual?
Anthony Kiedis: The physicality of our shows is such there’s no way you’re going to make that happen without preparation and because I sing loud for two hours during a show I have to spend a lot of time getting my voice together with the right food, with the right warm ups and then I have to run or stretch or do push-ups or wrestle Flea or something to get my blood flowing. You can’t go from zero to 100 miles per hour without preparing. So I have to eat three hours before so I have protein in my blood stream but so that I won’t vomit all over the microphone because if I eat right before I play, I’m not keeping it down. It’s too intense; it’s like paying an entire basketball game, or something, while you’re singing or playing instruments. And there’s also a certain headspace that you have to get into, which we all kind of gravitate into one room about fifteen minutes before we go on and we listen to some music together. It could be anything; it could be funkadelic, it could be Patty Smith, it could be anything but we kinda get together and get on the same wavelength. And Josh is incessantly warming up and Flea is incessantly warming up and Chad shows up in his jumpsuit and starts tapping the sticks. And everyone has to have their bones and their tissues and their thoughts warm and stimulate and together for us to take the stage and get off on the right foot. You know, we can’t do it cold or show up late. It literally takes hours to get ready. And sometimes you’re more ready than others and sometimes there’s nerves and sometimes something bad happens right before you go on but you have to be able to deal with all of that and put it aside. You could be sick, you could be hurt, you could be upset, you could be in a fight with your girlfriend, maybe you didn’t sleep, whatever, you have to get it together for that moment.

Flea: We all have different things that we do. I mean I have a real specific ritual. I warm up playing bass for like an hour. I stretch, I run around the arena you know to get my blood flowing, I meditate, I pray. I’m pretty intense about it.

Chad Smith: I don’t have a real… umm. I think Flea and Anthony have a real, it’s 6.45 I’m gonna do this, at 7.30 I’m going do that and then I’m going to [mimes playing bass]. Yeah, I’m kinda like, I don’t like to get to the show too early; those guys will show up early like four hours before the gig … [mumbling]. Whatever works. For me I like to get there about an hour and a half before, and I like to watch some of the band before and I like to have a look at the crowd and hang…(?) and look around a bit. And I get something to eat and I just warm up and we’re lucky and fortunate to have instruments backstage to get the blood flowing. I think the best way to perform is to be relaxed. I want to be excited to play. I don’t really get nervous because if I was nervous I wouldn’t know what I was going to be doing. I’m excited but I want to be relaxed because when you’re relaxed you play best (?). And just connect with the other guys. So just hang out, talk, listen to music. Whatever. I don’t have a [makes chopping gesture with hand] thing.

Josh Klinghoffer: I don’t have that much of a ritual. I ..umm… I warm up my voice now because I see the difference when I do and when I don’t so I try to do that. What else? I try to play as much as I can. Play guitar throughout the day. Warm up my voice, try no longer to entertain guests coz that takes more out of me than playing three shows. Especially at this early stage of a tour as you have friends come, family come to the shows and they want to spend time with you and they don’t necessarily understand what you have to go do; expel the physical and the psychological energy… Our crew and everyone who works with this band, is such a great person who has such much positivity thing that they bring to it and everyone does such an amazing job, that in a show, at a show that it’s hard not just to feel joy.

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Anthony Kiedis Live 2016: Novarock

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Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

 

Date: Sunday 12th June, 2016

Location: Pannonia Fields, near Nickelsdorf, Austria

 

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Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Set List:

01 Can’t Stop

02 Dani California

03 Scar Tissue

04 We Turn Red

05 Snow (Hey Oh)

06 Ethiopia

07 Nobody Weird Like Me

08 Dark Necessities

09 She’s Only 18

10 Tell Me Baby

11 The Getaway

12 Californication

13 By The Way

Encore:

14 Under The Bridge

15 Give It Away

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Photo Credits: Henrik Lewandowski

 Csenge’s Notes from the Show

There was actually a pretty nice one-man show from Josh after the comeback (before Under the Bridge). He and Chad was on stage and Josh started to play and sing (!) Tonight (an Iggy Pop – David Bowie song)

Earlier, after Nobody Weird Like Me, Anthony asked Josh whether he knew the song Rain by The Beatles. (It was a rainy day – you never knew whether it started to rain or not – but fortunately during the show it was not raining ) anyway, Josh started to play and sing the song Rain :)

She’s Only 18 and Tell Me Baby were quite a surprise. It was a really great show! I loved every minute of it.

 

Many thanks to Csenge Hatala for the information & Henrik Lewandowski for the pictures

Videos:

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke

No words…. Best thing EVAH!!!!

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Anthony Kiedis to Guest on Jay Leno’s Garage

Season Two of “Jay Leno’s Garage” is set to return on Wednesday June 15th (10 p.m. ET/PT) with 12 one-hour episodes featuring amazing vehicles and  celebrity guests including a certain Anthony Kiedis!

We’re not sure which episode Anthony will be on- it  doesn’t read like it’s the first one as he isn’t mentioned in the description for the first episode and my friend (thanks Angra!) has checked LA TV listings and she can’t find him listed for this week but he could be… Obviously we will update if we find out more.

In the season premiere, Jay explores the wild designs and cutting-edge technology behind the world’s most coveted vehicles: supercars. He negotiates his way into Robert Herjavec’s iconic Countach, learns why Nick Cannon likes to drive slow in his Ferrari, gets an exclusive look at an ultra-powerful Koenigsegg mega car, and tests comedian Alonzo Bodden’s car knowledge… all to find out if these high-priced vehicles are really worth all the hype.

Additional celebrity appearances this season include Jerry Seinfeld, Patrick Dempsey, Tim Allen, Dan Aykroyd, reality stars Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner, country superstar Brad Paisley, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, singer and TV personality Kelly Rowland, comedians David Spade and Jeff Dunham and NASCAR’s Joey Logano, among others.

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Message from Anthony

Anthony Kiedis is getting closer to social media… If only! :) But this message has been posted on the band’s Instagram page:

I’m taking it back. I’m taking it over. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Josh. Flea. Chad. Myself. We made a record. New tour. Be with us.

and thats whats up

A video posted by Red Hot Chili Peppers (@chilipeppers) on

 

 

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