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Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski
1 Can’t Stop
2 Dani California
3 Scar Tissue
4 We Turn Red
5 Snow ((Hey Oh))
6 The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
7 Nobody Weird Like Me
8 Dark Necessities
9 Wet Sand
10 Right On Time
11 The Getaway
13 By The Way
14 Soul To Squeeze
15 Give It Away
Many thanks once again to Henrik for this information!
‘We Turn Red’ was played live for the first time.
Anthony Kiedis played bass! A jam opened with Chad Smith playing drums and AK picked up a bass! Josh was on guitar and Flea was on keyboards
Presenter: Does it make you sad that people jump to conclusions that you’re using again or does it make you happy that fans care for you so much?
Anthony Kiedis: “I felt more care than anything else. You know I got a lot of messages in the mail and it just seemed like people did care. My friends called, people I hadn’t spoken to for years called, but what people assume or think about using, I couldn’t care less. It didn’t faze me at all. I happen to love being sober, I also loved being wasted at times. Being sober for me is a pleasure, I get a lot of joy out of it, it works for me. I get to surf, I get to hang out with my son, I get to play music, I get to be okay.”
I’ve finally written up (where does the time go?!) and added the transcript to the Australian interview that was aired on May 29th. The video link has also been updated as the previous one was removed- watch it while you can just in case this version gets removed too! You can find the link and transcript HERE
All members of RHCP are interviewed but Anthony Kiedis and Flea are the main ones featured and there are lots of interesting comments and details about their friendship and the band. Anthony also talks about fatherhood and his son Everly Bear plus his failed relationship to Helena Vestergaard.
I’ve also scanned and uploaded the latest version of OOR magazine from The Netherlands (06 2016). I knew there was a retrospective photo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the front and a review of ‘The Getaway’ but I had no idea there was also a 10 page article (it seems to be a history of the band) until I received it today (many thanks to my lovely friend Wil who rushed out to get the magazine and sent it to me!). Lots of pictures- the cover gives some idea as to what may be inside (Warning! Maybe don’t open next to Grandma or young children!). You can see full scans HERE for reference purposes but if you are in The Netherlands and can buy a copy please do.
Gettyimages have released photos taken at the iHeart Radio Red Hot Chili Peppers’ launch party for ‘The Getaway’ which was recorded last month for release on 17th June to coincide with the album release date.
I don’t think I posted this… Have done the snippet that came out today but I can’t find this- apologies if I have posted it before!
This is another piece of the interview that Anthony Kiedis did for ET Canada. In it he’s talking about the single ‘Dark Necessities’ from the new RHCP album The Getaway.
Anthony Kiedis Discusses “Dark Necessities” [The Getaway]
Anthony Kiedis: So that was the song that was written in the studio with Brian Burton. A lot of the songs we had already and some of them were created spontaneously in the studio with Brian. That was a new one and so, they sent that to me on a CD because I’m old-school like that and I like to go work in my car that has a CD player. And I listened to it and I was pretty immediately stricken with my part in the song which sometimes happens and sometimes doesn’t. Sometimes you hear a piece of music that you fall in love with but you have no idea as a vocalist what you’re supposed to do with it. It just doesn’t make sense. The timing is weird, the melodies are weird. With that song I was like I know what to do with the song; I think I know what my part is. And I took that and went to Hawaii and wrote lyrics for it and it just kind of speaks to …the beauty of our dark sides and how much creativity and growth and light actually comes out of those difficult struggles that we have on the insides of our heads that no one else can see. And I knew that song meant a tonne to Brian and that it was one of his favourite musical tracks and I came in and sang it after I got from Hawaii and he was feeling it which made me feel great because sometimes he’s like, ‘That’s not happening. Go back and try again.” But with that one it was working and ahh, umm… the more that song did… er gestate the better it got until it just became. That was Brian’s push for a single so our producer, once we realised ‘The Getaway’ wasn’t going to happen, ummm, record company, managers wanted ‘Go Robot’, Brian was like I love ‘Go Robot’ but it’s got to be ‘Dark Necessities’ and he literally went and fought for it with a sword in his hand until he got his way.
As posted a short while ago, Chad Smith announced on his social media accounts that the band were to appear on James Corden on The Late Late Show for a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment. Rolling Stone have now posted that it will air on 13th June:
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they will join James Corden on The Late Late Show for a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment next week. All four members of the band will be in the car, so it will be a tight squeeze – and one of the loudest karaoke sessions to date.
The episode is slated to air on June 13th and include sing-alongs to three selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ catalog: “Under The Bridge,” “Californication,” and new single “Dark Necessities,” from the their 11th album The Getaway.
Another snippet has been released from the interview Anthony Kiedis did for ET Canada. Anthony talks about his fashion sense, writing ‘bad’ songs and his son.
Anthony Kiedis Looks To The Past
Interviewer: Do you ever look back on some of the things you’ve done and just think what was I thinking then? Whether it’s fashion or a move you made or a song?
Anthony Kiedis: Moves no. Because even the most ridiculous moves I’m all for them. Sometimes the more absurd and embarrassing the better. Fashion, I’ve had a couple of moments where I do question my sanity and I’ve seen some photo shoots and I was like whoa! Song wise, I don’t even mind writing a bad song or a silly song or a song that I don’t want to play today. It made sense at that moment and if it is a song and we have worked on it, I have love for it.
Voice over: And now he has a batch of new songs to love with the June 17 release of ‘The Getaway.’
Anthony Kiedis: Music still gives me one of the best feelings on earth.
Voice over: Anthony’s son, Everly, seen in this Marc Jacob’s ad seems to have the music bug too.
Anthony Kiedis: He’s learning piano and he’s a natural born vocalist. He likes singing and we like writing songs daily about anything and everything.
Interviewer: Is he a barometer at all for your music?
Anthony Kiedis: Umm… Yeah, there’s only one song he’s not in love with on this record but overall he likes this record better than anything we’ve ever done in the past. And he can sing every lyric on this new record. So when I see him smile and when I see him look at me like ‘You wrote that Dad?!’, it’s a good feeling.
Blick newspaper is running an article about RHCP in Bern (for the festival tonight) and there are a number of photos of the Red Hot Chili Peppers out and about including Anthony Kiedis walking and eating dinner with a woman who appears to be his new girlfriend as they are holding hands:
An interview with Anthony Kiedis (followed by Chad Smith) has been posted by Red Hot Chili Peppers Club Mexico. It was recorded backstage at Rock am Ring. There isn’t an embed option (I can find!) so you’ll need to click HERE to view it.