Magazine Scans

I’ve recently bought a few more back issue magazines featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers which I’m currently scanning and uploading. Any magazine relating primarily to just Anthony is uploaded to this site with the rest posted on my other website, The Chili Source- there are now several hundred magazine scans online. For a full list see HERE

Latest Additions:


1993 Musician Mostly an interview with Anthony.


2002 May Rolling Stone Spanish edition- brief one page feature with Anthony Kiedis


And I’ve just posted a massive 21 page supplement from Spain (am assuming from 2006) La Revista40

In fact, there’s a bit of a Spanish theme going on with the things I’ve been posting as I got a massive load of magazine articles from Spain… any help with translations would be gratefully received!

Here’s the list of links:

El Pais 


Unknown article

2003 Rolling Stone Spanish edition 

Rock n Roll 


EOM (?)



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UCLA Spring Sing… More

Another brief clip of Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer preforming ‘By The Way’ has been posted:

The Daily Bruin is also running a feature saying that the guys played ‘Otherside’, ‘By The Way’ (both confirmed with videos that have been posted) and a cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone which hasn’t been confirmed by another source. It also contains a snippet of Anthony’s speech:

Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a political science student at UCLA from 1980 to 1981, was presented with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the UCLA Alumni Association even though he said that receiving awards can be detrimental to inspiration.

“A lot of successful songwriters start off having a great connection to life and the awards start coming and suddenly they have nothing to say,” Kiedis said. “But I am grateful to (the UCLA Alumni Association) for pointing out someone who writes songs.”

After Kiedis’ speech, he brought fellow bandmate and guitarist Klinghoffer on stage to perform Red Hot Chili Peppers songs “Otherside” and “By The Way,” and a cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone. Their performance earned a standing ovation from the audience.

Sorry I don’t know the source for this but apparently it’s Anthony receiving his award:


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Anthony Kiedis at UCLA Spring Sing

Anthony was with Josh Klinghoffer at the UCLA Spring Sing where Anthony received the  UCLA Student Alumni Association annual ‘George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement’  for 2015. He performed on stage with RHCP’s Josh Klinghoffer. The first clue that there was to be a live element came with a post showing the two rehearsing:



They performed an acoustic set including ‘Otherside’ and ‘By The Way’

 From the event:



‘By The Way’ clip

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For Sale!

Anthony Kiedis has listed a house he bought in Hollywood Hills West for sale:


Source LA Times

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Finished Animals Asia Campaign Featuring Anthony Kiedis


Anthony Kiedis with model Courtney Money

The completed video for the Animals Asia “Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods” campaign has now been released- we’ve already posted the video trailer teaser and some photos from the video shoot (previous posts) but here are the photos and video from the final thing!


The Animals Asia ”Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods”campaign is aimed at putting an end to the seriously cruel practice of bear bile farming in China and Vietnam. The video was directed by Shaina Danziger with photographs by Katarina Benzova. All photos and donation links can be seen on the Animals Asia website.

Anthony Kiedis opens the video as the narrator but is continually interrupted. The first interruptions are by a make-up artist who puts some bear ears on his head before returning seconds later and adding a black dot on his nose. Kiedis resumes but is then interrupted by Ozzy Osbourne who does his best bear impression while walking through the set along with his wife, Sharon, who apologizes profusely for the interruption. Anthony shakes his head, throws his script over his shoulder and walks off set. The video continues with cameos by other famous people and a number of models plus a song by Moby…


Screenshots from Video

Many thanks to everyone who has helped with the information on this!

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Leia Christiana with Anthony Kiedis

Model Leia Christiana posted this pic on Instagram of her and Anthony Kiedis:




Many thanks to Nadya for sourcing the link!

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Anthony Kiedis at Pettibon Exhibition

Anthony Kiedis  attended the opening of the Raymond Pettibon exhibition “From my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst [sic] suffice” at Regen Projects, Los Angeles on 23rd April, 2015




Exhibition runs until May 30th at REGEN PROJECTS, HOLLYWOOD – 6750 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD.  Exhibition website HERE


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Spilling the Red Hot Chili Beans…

Extracts from an interview with Anthony’s nephew, Jackson, have been featured in this article:



“What’s it like being in the same room as your uncle when he isn’t shirtless and hyped? Is he super chill or just like an average dude? Also, has he offered to give you lessons in anything?”

“He is definitely more subdued than he is on stage, though that doesn’t necessarily mean his shirt is always on. He doesn’t know much more than a few chords on guitar, so I haven’t gotten any lessons from him, but I do see him as a huge inspiration for my own musical endeavors. He got me drums and a bass once for christmas.”


On his uncle’s pals:


“Do you have a relationship with anyone else in the band? Like Chad, Flea, Josh or John?”

“I kinda just answered this but yeah. Flea especially, as he’s still my uncles best friend. They are all amazing people. When I was a kid, I loved the wild thornberrys and would always ask flea to do the donnie voice once I found out it was him. He obliged every time but did it more halfheartedly every time. haha.”


On Kiedis’s dad:


“How often do you see.. Uncle Blackie aka Anthony’s father?”

“Blackie… I haven’t seen him since RHCP got inducted into the hall of fame. I used to see him every couple of months, his house in Michigan was crazy. He had a giant skull collection lining the walls of every room and an unlicensed wolf named Shiva. Everyone in my small hometown knew someone that knew Blackie. He got around quite a bit.”


On the Kiedis scent:



“Years worth of BO. Its kind of charming in a weird musky way though.”


On the Kiedis family Christmas


“What are the holidays like with Anthony Kiedis?”

“Although it has been a few years since we’ve celebrated Xmas together, they would always be great. He would take on the role of Santa and pass around presents to people. He also always had the best gift ever”


On dancing in the streets:


“So I’d like to ask how did Mr. Keidis create his dance moves? Like honestly those are one of a kind moves”

“I have no idea but I completely agree- and they aren’t restricted to the stage either. Any time we pass buskers on the street and he’s feeling the music, he will whip out his crazy spin moves. He sometimes runs into passersby too. Actually this one time last summer in a tiny Michigan beach town there was this old school country singing busker. My uncle asked if he knew Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do by Hank Williams(which RHCP covered). The busker knew it and my uncle sang harmonies with him. too cool.”


The full interview came be found here.

Many thanks to everyone who confirmed that this is genuine! 

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Yahoo Showbiz Article…

Just a piece of throwaway journalism as I’m posting so much tonight! Yahoo ran an article on rockers who are dating much younger women and Anthony Kiedis was featured with Wanessa Milhomen:




Thanks to Pamela for the heads up on this!


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RHCP to Start Recording the New Album in July


We normally post information here once and add additional links to existing articles, but I’m making an exception for this article on Anthony Kiedis receiving the Gershwin award (original post with ticket info, etc.) because there are comments by his mother, Peggy Noble Idema, in the article and it also mentions that RHCP will start recording the new album in July:

Anthony Kiedis, singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and one of Grand Rapids’ most famous exports, will be the 2015 recipient of the George and Ira Gershwin Award.

Presented by the University of California Los Angeles’ Student Alumni Association, the honor is a lifetime achievement award handed out annually to landmark figures in the music industry. The UCLA website calls Kiedis “one of the most influential artists in the alternative rock boom of the early ’90s,” and the university will place him among previous recipients such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Julie Andrews, Ella Fitzgerald, Alanis Morissette and MC Hammer.

“This really makes me proud,” Kiedis mother, Peggy Noble Idema, of Lowell, said. “Both my parents and Grandpa Idema were huge Gershwin fans – I grew up with their music.”

The award will be bestowed upon the singer at UCLA’s May 16 alumni day.

Kiedis, 52, was born in Grand Rapids, and lived here until he was 11, attending Brookside Elementary School. He frequently visits the area to visit his mother and other relatives.

Red Hot Chili Peppers last performed locally in 2012, at Van Andel Arena, its fourth time headlining the venue since 2000. The band has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, and was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Recording for the band’s 11th studio album is set to begin in July, Idema said.


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