This photo has just been posted of Anthony on the Fandemonium Facebook page:
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 )
“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
“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.
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
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:
For more information on Fandemonium please see our earlier post: Fandemonium by Dave Mushegain with forward by Anthony Kiedis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full story on Allaccess.com Many thanks to Angra for the link!
I’ve just been emailed about a new movie called ‘Low Down’ starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Flea. Flea and Anthony Kiedis are also executive producers of the film:
The film is based on a memoir by Amy-Jo Albany and looks at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), “…a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction”. The movie is set in 1970s Hollywood.
The film opens in New York on Friday 24th October; more information in the flyer below:
The Daily Mail (UK newspaper) recently featured two things featuring Anthony Kiedis and Helena Vestergaard.
One is a feature on Helena’s photo shoot for Ksubi clothes- Anthony is mentioned a couple of times as her boyfriend:
Full article in the Daily Mail
The other is an article featuring a paparazzi video of the two having coffee and kissing.
As many of you know, photographer Dave Mushegain has been travelling around with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their tour in support of the ‘I’m With You’ album meeting with RHCP fans and taking photographs of them to include in a new book celebrating RHCP’s fans throughout the world. The book is about to be published and is called ‘Fandemonium’. As well as the photos by Dave Mushegain and accounts of 50 of the most devoted fans of the band, there is a forward by Anthony Kiedis. The book is due out in November and can be pre-ordered at most major online book sellers.
There will be two book signings with Anthony Kiedis to promote the book. One will take place on November 17th at Barnes & Noble, The Grove in Los Angeles and the other at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York on the 21st November. Both events take place at 7 p.m. and the New York date also features Anthony Kiedis in conversation with David Fricke who writes for Rolling Stone magazine.
A video featuring Anthony Kiedis to promote the book has also been released:
More can be found out here at the official Fandemonium website including sample layout pages, photos and a fan photo of the week section which currently features my online friend Henrik who I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of times at concerts:
Fan Photo of the Week: Henrik
I really appreciate any information and scans that are sent to me for the website and everything I’m sent will find it’s way on here.
I know I’ve really fallen behind; real life has been a total pain over the last two years and the demands from all that’s happened have had to take precedence over the websites. I really hope things are a lot more sorted now and I’m on holiday from work so I have a little more time right now. I’m currently trying to work my way through the backlog that’s built up and all I can do is really apologize and say that I am grateful for all the contributions I’ve had. All of the back issues I’ve collected more recently are now scanned and online and I’m currently working my way through the three pages of site related emails I have- I will reply to everyone and I will get the scans I’ve been sent uploaded as soon as I can.
I only post magazines directly related to Anthony Kiedis on this website (e.g. he’s on the cover or it’s a solo interview with just him)- all of my Red Hot Chili Peppers scans go on The Chili Source. There are now over 400 magazine articles online between my two websites. If you are interested, the full list is here:
The Chili Source RHCP Articles & Scans Index
There is a chronological index, an alphabetical index and a list of all none English language articles, etc.