Anthony Kiedis and Sunday Brunch

Anthony Kiedis was a guest on the British TV program, Sunday Brunch, on Sunday 3rd April. The show on Channel 4 is hosted by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer with a relaxed format where guests are interviewed between cooking sections.

UK viewers can see the episode on Channel 4 catch-up.

Overview and partial transcript of the show:

Anthony’s segment began with a clip being shown of TV program, Made in Chelsea. The hosts asked Anthony what he thought of it and he had no idea, before the hosts decided that nobody here knows what it’s about either.

AK: “I’m still catching up on Benny Hill.”
Hosts comment will tell him about it afterwards (not see as PC these days). Then they asked about the weather and if it was sunny in LA – comment that we Brits are obsessed with weather.

AK: “There was not a drop of sun today, but that’s OK because most days there is and I would leave this place, but I just can’t as it’s too nice.”

Hosts talk about him moving to London. [It’s clear AK has no idea of the geography of England!] AK: “If I was to relocate maybe to Sheffield… Newcastle-Upon-Tyne…”

Next the hosts talk about it being nearly 40 years since RHCP formed and AK thanks them for reminding him: “Longevity is a beautiful thing. It’s actually harder than you might think with personalities and life changes. How we’ve managed to stay together I really don’t know. Maybe it’s through sheer power of love. It’s like you can’t quit your family even though you want to; they gravitate back towards you, and I am grateful. I love these boys.”

Hosts talking about some bands wanting to quit and then realising the alternative is worse.
AK: “The weird thing is we still love doing it and we still feel a creative flow. And we’ve been blessed with a lot of curses along the way, so people leaving, things exploding and somehow it all comes back with a re-invigorated energy which is what we’re dealing with now.”

Clip of Can’t Stop shown. Asked if the band have seen so much…. AK: “It comes in spurts and waves; that’s the nice thing about being in a band. You get to write, you get to record, you get to go on tour, and you get to take some time off. Yeah, we’ve seen a lot. I like the inside of a laundromat as much as I like the inside of a stadium. Like I said, it’s a blessing.”
Hosts ask what his favourite part of RHCP’s career is. AK says about the first day the band were together and today. Then the hosts talked about the new album, Unlimited Love, and it’s cover. Then say, the band have gone backwards to go forwards and mention Rick Rubi producing and John Frusciante being back in the band.
AK: “Sometimes, there’s honestly something in the air” and how he and Flea both wanted to talk about John at the same time. “And what we both realised was that it was time to go and talk to John who had sort of re-emerged and had an interest in playing rock music again. So, we sat down with this beautiful old friend of ours who is just the perfect chemistry for us. And he said, ‘I was born to be in this band. Let’s do this again.’ And so, it began.”
Host: And what did it feel like the first time you were all playing together again?
AK: “It felt humbling and going back to square one. We didn’t want to pick up where we had left off…” talks about playing some old blues songs and early RHCP songs to become a band again “And to remember what It was to be four guys in a room together playing music and then we started writing new songs.”

Cuts to clip of These Are the Days.
Host talk about recording an insane number of tracks- up to 100.

AK: “We didn’t write a 100. That’s a glorified rumour but I like the sound of the number. We did write enough for several records. Part of it was that we were just having fun; part of it was that time became expansive in the middle of this NWO pandemic thing we were going through so we had extra time which we loved having. And I don’t know, with Rick coming back, with John coming back, we were feeling it and more will be revealed”
Host asked what happens to the songs that weren’t good enough…
A: “I would say they’re gonna be good enough when they decide to show their face. Only time we tell but we do have a plan.”

Asked AK when the band will tour and joke about the places that AK named before…
AK: “Or Slough…”
Cue much laughing from hosts (you must have been to Slough to understand how truly awful the place is!) and they joke that there’s a church hall there that the band could play in.
All thank each other…and the hosts talk about Unlimited Love being out now and that tickets are on sale for the tour.

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Kiedis and the Walk of Fame!

This morning (LA time), the Red Hot Chili Peppers received their star on the Hollywood Blvd.

The band walked onto the stage from Amoeba Records- their star is immediately outside the store. The band were seated at first before stepping onto the stage a little while later. Speeches were given by Bob Forrest, George Clinton and Woody Harrelson. Each band member also spoke briefly. Anthony Kiedis gave various thanks and he talked about the band being greater than its various parts when they get together. A sweet shout out (which so many of us were hoping for) to his late father, Blackie Dammett who would have been so proud today, and also to his mum, Peggy.

You can view the presentation- the live stream was archived (it’s the holding screen at first so just scroll past it).

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RHCP Pop Up Store in LA

For anyone lucky enough to be in LA! A pop up shop run by Amoeba Records will be selling new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album Unlimited Love along with some exclusive RHCP merch at the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School on Sunday, April 3rd from 9am-5pm.

Details: 7850 Melrose Ave. LA CA 90046 Booth B84

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…Star on a Boulevard

On Thursday 31st March, Anthony Kiedis with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will finally receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood- they have declined previous offers. The ceremony will take place at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard (outside Amoeba Records) at 11:30am PT. It will be livestreamed on the Walk of Fame website.

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Anthony Kiedis at VIP Art Exhibition

Anthony Kiedis, along with other members of RHCP, attended the VIP opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial this week. Here are some photos of Anthony and an anecdote about him taking blurry photos (also in the post).

Anthony’s photos from the post. Taken by Mathew Carasella:

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Previously Unreleased Photo of Anthony Kiedis in Exhibition

A photo of Anthony Kiedis will be among several previously unseen backstage photos of world-famous artists taken by Louise Schiffmacher on display at the Hard Rock Hotel in Amsterdam. The exhibition will be held on Saturday 30th April between 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

More details on the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam website.

Anthony Kiedis at the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo:

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There Are The Ways

RHCP are releasing a new single on 31st March. It will be released the day before their new album, Unlimited Love. The video will premiere at 9p.m. PT.

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Previously Unreleased RHCP Songs…

The fan site RHCP Live Archive has just released two previously unheard songs from The Getaway sessions. The songs are Kaly and Outer Space. Enjoy!

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Unlimited Love

Unlimited Love the new album by the RHCP will be out on 1st April, 2022!

Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.
We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it. – John, Anthony, Chad, and Flea

Source: Official RHCP Facebook


Unlimited Love track list:

Black Summer
Here Ever After
Aquatic Mouth Dance
Not the One
Poster Child
The Great Apes
It’s Only Natural
She’s a Lover
These Are the Ways
Watchu Thinkin’
Bastards of Light
White Braids
Pillow Chair
One Way Traffic
Let ‘Em Cry
The Heavy Wing

A number of special vinyl releases will also be available. Full details and order links of the Official RHCP website.

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Anthony Kiedis in Black Summer

Here are some screenshots of Anthony Kiedis taken from the video of RHCP’s new song, Black Summer:

And here are some from a certain scene as they’ve been requested so I might as well post as I made them. Enjoy!

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