More Anthony Kiedis on ET Canada Interview

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.


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Kiedis on Carpool Karaoke

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.

Full story and source: Rolling Stone

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More from the ET Canada Video Interview

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.

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Anthony Kiedis in Blick


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:

Ful article and photos HERE

(The photos are on the top- scroll through them using arrows).

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Backstage Interview with Anthony Kiedis

EDIT: direct link


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.

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Anthony Kiedis Live 2016: Rock im Park, Germany


UPDATED: More pictures below and VIDEOS

The sister concert to last night’s Rock am Ring concert. Thankfully no delays or injuries due to storms today.


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Newscom are running some photos of Anthony Kiedis at tonight’s concert:


To view go to newscom and search for Anthony Kiedis.

Rock im Park’s Facebook page now has photos!:

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Date: Sunday 5th June, 2016

Location: Zeppelinfeld, Nürnberg, Germany.



Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Set List:

Can’t Stop

Dani California

Scar Tissue

Dark Necessities

Nobody Weird Like Me

The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie

Universally Speaking

Me & My Friends

The Getaway

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Higher Ground


By The Way


Sir Psycho Sexy

They’re Red Hot

Give It Away

Many thanks to Henrik for posting from the concert!

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Anthony Kiedis Live 2016: Rock am Ring, Germany


The Red Hot Chili Peppers finally played their headlining set at Rock am Ring in Germany tonight- scheduled performance times were delayed because of bad weather. Germany has been hit by severe storms over the last two days and yesterday, 71 people were taken to hospital from the concert


 Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 

Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016

Location: Mendig, Germany


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Credits: Henrik Lewandowski 

Set List:


  Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 

Can’t Stop

Dani California

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Dark Necessities

Nobody Weird Like Me



Right On Time

The Getaway

Under The Bridge

Suck My Kiss


By The Way


Soul To Squeeze

Give It Away


Anthony Kiedis and Flea jumping during ‘Suck My Kiss’


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

During Ethiopia:


 Credit: Henrik Lewandowski 


Whole show:

Many thanks to Henrik for posting from the concert and for allowing us to use his photographs.Thanks also to Elaine for sourcing links!


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Video for Dark Necessities

It seems there will be a video to accompany RHCP’s ‘Dark Necessities’ single as drummer Chad Smith has posted this photo:



The clapperboard for the video has the name of actress & director Olivia Wilde on it in the position for the director and also the name of cinematographer Chris Blauvelt.

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iHeart Radio Launch Party Update



iHeart Radio have posted an update about ‘The Getaway’ launch party concert that was recorded in front of an audience on May 26th.

Venturing through their lengthy catalogue, the RHCP rocked the 10-song set with hits like “Snow,” “Otherside” and “By The Way” after kicking off the 90-minute event with their 2003 smash “Can’t Stop.” Still, this was promotion for The Getaway, so they made sure to preview plenty of cuts from the new album, which is due June 17 via. Warner Bros. Records, including lead single “Dark Necessities,” “Sick Love,” the energetic “This Ticonderoga” and second single “Go Robot.”

“I feel like all of the weirdness that we went through as a band and as individuals led to what our record is,” lead singer Anthony revealed during a Q&A portion of the show. “Whether it was Flea shattering his elbow or not being able to find a producer or writing songs that didn’t end up getting used or all these weird emotional and physical occurrences, it all worked out for us. In the end, I’m glad that all that difficult stuff happened because we like what we got.


The article also gives details about tuning into the launch party when it’s broadcast on the album release date, June 17th:

iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T LIVE on June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Also, if you’re a DIRECTV subscriber, you can also watch the show on the AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239 or U-Verse Ch 1114.

Full article and source


Many thanks to Angra!

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Anthony Kiedis RHCP Tour 2016: Bottle Rock




Location: Bottle Rock Napa Valley, CA, USA

Date: May, 29th 2016

Set List

01) Can’t Stop
02) Dani California
03) What Is Soul? (tease)
04) Snow
05) Dark Necessities
06) Nobody Weird Like Me
07) The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie
08) Otherside
09) Right On Time
10) The Getaway
11) Under The Bridge
- Jam -
12) Higher Ground
13) Californication
14) By The Way
- Encore Jam -
Chad Drum Solo
15) Around The World
16) Give It Away

The Getaway was played live for the first time

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