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 A double set prints were originally made (some of the original photos were given to Anthony) and then the negatives were put into a vault and basically forgotten about until recently when they were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.
Latest update: Anthony Kiedis has arrived in New Zealand for the RHCP concerts. He was photographed with a fan after his arrival at the airport and there’s also a photo of him holding up a couple of newspapers taken by RHCP photographer David Mushegain
Anthony Kiedis with fan Tori Armstrong
“Tori [Armstrong] made herself known to Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis, who, to her delight, was happy to be snapped for posterity. Others weren’t so lucky.
Keidis arrived in Kaitaia with his partner and children aboard a private jet to spend a few days relaxing (and surfing) at Ahipara, where the family stayed. He was eventually recognised by some fans while enjoying breakfast at Ahipara’s cafe Gumdiggers’ Cafe, which has also hosted the likes of Johnny Depp and Kiwi singer Jackie Clarke. Several autograph/photo requests were politely declined, but he reportedly enjoyed the scrambled eggs, salmon and avocado. ”
This photograph taken by Dave Mushegain shows Anthony Kiedis holding up a copy of The Northland Age (which is also running the same Tori Armstrong story) and also a copy of The Northern Advocate [BTW I've checked The Northland Advocate website for the Freak Surf article and the page that comes up makes no mention of Anthony and a search for Kiedis on the site just takes you to the breakfast story.]
Thanks to Julien for the heads up on the arrival story and Rich Plenge for information on the source of the photo!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that the band will reissue their 2011 album I’m With You as a tour edition with added bonus material. The tour edition of I’m With You will contain 8 bonus tracks that have been taken from RHCP’s singles and B-sides. The album will be released on January 11, 2013, a week before RHCP headline ‘Big Day Out 2013′ in Sydney, Australia.
As you know, I’ve been playing catch up after the chaos of last year and have been scanning the remaining back issue magazines I have… and it’s all complete!
All of my back issue collection featuring articles on the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now scanned and online; there are over 350 articles ranging from the 1980s right up to the current day with interviews from Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Flea, Dave Navarro, Arik Marshall….
I’ve uploaded just the ones relevant to Anthony Kiedis on this site (either he’s featured in the interview heavily or on the cover, etc.) and those magazines can be viewed from the ‘Magazine Scans/Articles’ tab under the site banner- they are arranged in chronological order.
My whole collection can also be viewed from my other website, The Chili Source, and there are chronological and alphabetical lists of everything on that site (‘Articles & Scans’ tab under the banner or HERE)
I’m now working on getting translations for the articles not written in English and also to get transcripts of all of the articles so if anyone can help with translating or typing out the articles, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks
Kiedis lives alone in an elegant Spanish-styled 1930s villa in Benedict Canyon. It is, unmistakably, a bachelor’s pad. Along with his two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, Katie and Sammi, Kiedis shares the place with a lot of art, books and music- and not much else. The car in the garage is a Porsche Carrera.
For a 43-year-old man who started shooting hard drugs at 14, and once complained that in New Zealand “there wasn’t enough cocaine in a small country like that to keep me satisfied for any length of time”, he is looking good. The muscly torso beneath the tight white T-shirt and black jeans suggest that Kiedis has swapped the crack pipe fort the gym- a very LA transition for an LA enthusiast such as himself.
“I will never leave this place,” he announces firmly. “This state and the city are so full of mysticism and creative juice. Because people like to label things it has become the capital of what is considered a more artificial reality, but that’s not how I see it.” He says the first single from Stadium Arcadium, Dani California “is about the misconceptions surrounding West Coast culture.”
Kiedis came to LA in 1963, aged 11, to live with his natural father, a drug dealer, womaniser and part-time actor whose lifestyle the young Anthony took to like a fish to water. Dad, another surprise survivor, is now the band’s biggest fan. Kiedis Jr talked at length of his past indulgences in an autobiography, Scar Tissue, published in 2004. “The book started out as a desire to tell a story about a father and a son growing up in Southern California in the 1970s, because it was so colourful and crazy. But then I didn’t know where to stop so I told the whole thing.”
The full transcript of Anthony’s interview and scan of the article is HERE
I’ve been adding to my back issue of magazines featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the last few months as always; I know time and the constraints of real life have meant I’ve rarely updated my online collection but please check it out if you haven’t for a while as some new things have been added and I’ve just started working through the backlog of magazines I have piled up on my desk. I’ve just scanned and uploaded a Kerrang! from 2002 which has a very brief interview with Paul Harries who took the very iconic photo of Anthony Kiedis featured in the issue- full scans HERE
I’ve just completed the transcript for another article so full type up and scans are now online! It’s from Juice December 1999 and it featues an interview with Anthony Kiedis (although a lot of the article is about John Frusciante) talking about his inspiration, travels and the writing of Californication.
If anyone has any spare time; help typing out the transcripts is always really appreciated- we also have several magazines that we’d love to get translated into English. Please message me if you can help out! Thanks