Anthony Kiedis to Appear on Jimmy Fallon Show

Schedule listings for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’  are showing that Anthony Kiedis is due to appear on the show on Thursday 20th November- he will be doing a ‘sit-in with The Roots’.




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Magazine Scans

I’ve just added a couple of new scans of past issue magazines featuring Anthony Kiedis/RHCP. One is ‘Kulturnews‘ from 2006 (German magazine; fully translated thanks to Larissa) featuring an interview with Anthony and the other is an interview from another German magazine, Musik Express Sounds (September 1989), with photographer Chris Clunns talking about his work – from which comes this alternative photo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing their own, infamous, take on walking across Abbey Road…



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Cool Moustache

A bit of fun for what is here an extremely wet and dull Wednesday morning; just picked this up in a news feed… An article on Movember and growing moustaches citing several celebrity examples showing how cool the ‘stache can be. And of course, the article features a certain Mr. Kiedis!



Few people in this world exceed Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in coolness, and few people in this world look better with a moustache than Anthony Kiedis. Source

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Retro Article (2005): Under the Bridge


At home, Kiedis set about writing down the song swimming around in his head.

“I was thinking about my life and how sad it was,” he says. “But things were still a million per cent better than they were two years earlier when I was using drugs all of the time. I just started writing about the bridge, and, more specifically, the things that occurred under the bridge.”

I’ve just uploaded a scan of a back issue magazine featuring RHCP that arrived today. It’s from July 2005 and contains an article on the making of  ’Under The Bridge’. I’ve uploaded it here because it centres mostly on Anthony and his inspiration for writing the song along with several quotes from/about him and although there isn’t really anything new in terms of content for RHCP fans who already know the song’s background, it still makes interesting reading in my opinion. Scans and a full transcript:  Q July 2005.

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Fandemonium… Soon…!!

This photo has just been posted of Anthony on the Fandemonium Facebook page:


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RHCP in Ultimate Classic Rock Competition

Ultimate Classic Rock are hosting an online ‘Hall of Fame’ voting competition and the link is all over my Facebook pages right now as the first round features the Red Hot Chili Peppers versus Bon Jovi. I thought I’d mention it here … especially as RHCP were losing at the time I voted …so please get voting if you can! RHCP deserve to be a winning entry (no bias here :D )



“Two bands that have stretched the boundaries of classic rock since their 1984 debuts — Bon Jovi and the Red Hot Chili Peppers — square off in the first round of this month’s 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame competition.

Every month, our readers will decide which of eight legendary artists or bands will be honored for their contributions to the genre.

Sonically, this particular battle’s contestants are pretty far apart. Bon Jovi were among the leaders of the “hair metal” movement, adding keyboards and pop smarts to their Bruce Springsteen-inspired blue-collar tales to create anthems like ‘You Give Love a Bad Name,’ ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ’Wanted Dead or Alive.’

Instead of pop, the Red Hot Chili Peppers blended a heavy dose of funk into their brand of rock ‘n’ roll, aided immeasurably by the skill of their founding bass player Flea. After arriving on the national scene with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground,’ the group made a huge leap in both songwriting and commercial success with their surprisingly diverse 1991 masterpiece ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik,’ and continue to explore a more sophisticated blend of introspective alt-rock to this day.

So who gets to move onto the finals — Bon Jovi or the Red Hot Chili Peppers? It’s your call. You can vote once a day between now and Monday, Nov. 17, at 11:59PM ET. This month’s winner will be announced on Dec. 2. ”

Vote here: Competition Link

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Silverlake Fundraiser November 2014

“I remember talking to Flea about him wanting to do a school 15 or 16 years ago in Australia, and I couldn’t tell if he was serious or if he was having a moment,” Kiedis said. “But he was feeling the beauty of kids studying music. We came back to L.A., and he actually got the ball rolling. Source


News reports are beginning to come in for the fourth annual fundraiser held at Ron Burkle’s  home for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The event raised a staggering $1.25 million for the Conservatory of Music and included performances by Rufus Wainwright and Bruno Mars. Paintings by artists such as Damian Hirst, Raymond Pettibon & Richard Prince (Flea made the winning bid on one of his pieces) were also sold at the event. The event was co-hosted by Anthony and Flea- the other two members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, were also present.

Read more at Rolling Stone and The Hollywood Reporter

Thanks to Shalhevet for sourcing the Rolling Stone link.

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Update: Kiedis and Mushegain Fandemonium Signings

Just to let anyone who is lucky enough to be able to go to either of the ‘Fandemonium’ signings with Anthony Kiedis & photographer Dave Mushegain at Barnes & Noble in The Grove, LA on 17th November or the other event in  New York on 21st November where Anthony is to interviewed by David Fricke, details are being updated on the Barnes and Noble website. Current information is that the LA event will be by wristband admittance (more details to be announced shortly) and the  NYC event info is advising that there will be limited seating (with book purchase)  and that the seating will open at 5:00 pm (on the 4th floor). No photographs, CDs or memorabilia are permitted at this event.

Please check the websites yourself before you go to make sure you have the latest info :)

For more information on Fandemonium please see our earlier post HERE

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Chad’s Video of RHCP signing Fandemonium

Chad Smith has released a brief video of the band signing copies of the new Fandemonium book that is due on sale to the public shortly on his Instagram account:


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For more information on Fandemonium please see our earlier post: Fandemonium by Dave Mushegain with forward by Anthony Kiedis


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Anthony Kiedis Birthday Fundraiser for Silverlake


Flea and Anthony Kiedis will be hosting a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music on Saturday 1st November at the private home of Ron Burkle in Beverly Hills, California. The event starts at 5:30p.m. (Pacific Time). For those of you that don’t know, the music school is the brainchild of Flea who founded it with his friend Keith Barry. Anthony Kiedis, along with Flea, is on the Board of Directors.

The evening will feature live performances by Bruno Mars and Rufus Wainwright. The benefit will also include a silent auction where guests can bid on works of art from artists including Damien Hurst and Raymond Pettibon  plus fashion items from names such as Gucci and Marc Jacobs.

For donations, ticket info, and further information please contact JENNIFER RAY at (323) 665-3363 or

Full story on Many thanks to Angra for the link!



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