Anthony Kiedis is to feature in the 150th edition of a New Zealand surfing magazine called NZ Surf Mag. More details and an order link (hard copy in New Zealand and digital copy for rest of the world) can be found HERE
UPDATE: I’ve just downloaded the digital version (if you look around there’s a link to Zinio to download one edition; the price paid apparently varies where you are but it was 6 NZ dollars + tax when I got it just.) The interview is an in-depth surf one with Anthony discussing how he got into surfing, what it means to him and he also talks about how he doesn’t take any unnecessary risks because of wanting to be a father to Everly Bear. He also talks about how he’s now careful about surfing before a show as he hurt himself prior to the New Zealand shows:
What about the risk element involved in surfing; does that ever enter into your mind that it could affect your performance on stage?
Before two days ago, no! I know that surfing involves getting hurt because I get hurt all the time, but I also have this kind of ignorance where I refuse to believe that I could ever get hurt bad enough so that I couldn’t do my job, because i never really have…. But then two days ago after being dragged over the rocks at Shippies, I realised WOW, I’m about to start a month long tour of New Zealand, Australia and Africa… and I can barely walk after that injury… and now I kinda have to consider that I can’t surf heavy waves before a tour.
… you know I’ve gotten cuts from fins and all kinds of weird or odd little injuries, but it just seems like a small price to pay for surfing. But getting my pubic bone separated by a giant rock was a whole new level of pain and discomfort that could really mess up the first couple of shows on the tour. I literally got rolled over the rocks and probably did ten flips bouncing off the rocks which were covered in mussels. Like the worst kind of car crash that you could imagine… as I stood up and realised that my pubic patch was full of blood and my suit was torn, my head was bleeding …”
There are also several really great photos in addition to the written text (it’s about 6 pages long).
Had to copy this as it’s so great:
(I’ve ordered the digital copy but if anyone could send me a hard copy for my collection….! Has to be worth asking! :D)
Many thanks to Shalhevet Dvir for the heads up on this!
I know this isn’t strickly AK news (although I’m guessing a lot of our visitors are RHCP fans and will enjoy this anyway) but Anthony Kiedis gets a ‘shout out’ from Flea on this hysterically funny, zany talk show Flea’s on that premiered today. They were acting out movies Flea had been in (in Japanese- have to watch it to understand!) and they do ‘Point Break’. Flea points out their mistake and says, “But that was Anthony Kiedis who was in that movie and not me. He’s the handsome one.” You can see it HERE (around 8.50)
Again apologies due to real life making this on the tail end, but Tony Woolliscroft is exhibiting his Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters photos again in another display to follow on from the UK exhibitions of his photos at Rock City Art, Bedford and then Stoke-on-Trent but this time, it’s made it up to Leeds.
I went to both the Bedford and Stoke displays and if they are anything to go by, this current exhibition is well worth a visit- the photos of it look amazing! It runs until the end of February at Leeds Gallery, York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG
Edit: I posted this above the Helena Vestergaard section as I wasn’t sure who was in it- I’ve since been told it’s Michelinni Provensi and was taken on 5th January (thanks to ‘God’ for the info- I tried to email you about your other points but the email bounced). It came up on a Facebook post about Helena but I thought it wasn’t her and the video itself gave no more detail.
Anthony and Helena Vestergaard
I’ve just added details about Anthony’s ‘date’ (there seems to be some discussion on whether it was an actual date or not!) with Helena Vestergaard as a new page: Anthony Kiedis and Helena Vestergaard Helena fell asleep during the game and her little nap even got a mention in UK newspaper, The Daily Mail (I think the story just ran on their online version and not in the actual paper)- again details of that given on the same page.
(Sorry real life has been getting in the way again so I’m playing catch up on this!)
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!
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.
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.