Some photos of a young Anthony Kiedis have cropped up on Instagram recently and have been shared like wildfire. We’ve tried to find out the original source(s) of them and can’t find it. If you have any information, please let us know.
In the absence of something new, this video of MTV’s Third Annual Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge from 1992 was recently posted online. Anthony Kiedis can first be seen at 4:35. He can also be seen at 14:37, a few times between 19:17 and 19:53 and then he catches around 24:37 until about 24:56. You can also see Kiedis a couple of times between 36:28 until 36:49- he sings and runs -and finally, he hugs a girl around 46:03.
Anthony’s father, Blackie Dammett, was also there. You can see him around 38:03 in the background on the left.
Many thanks to Sister Witch for the link and the time details.
A video recorded on January 1st 1990 while the Red Hot Chili Peppers were touring London has (re)surfaced. Snippets of this have been online in the past, but this is the first time we have seen the whole thing. The video features RHCP, but Anthony Kiedis is featured heavily in the “self-painting” section especially. Close-up shots clearly shows that he did have his back tattoo, the two Indian chiefs, asterisk and one band on his upper arm by 1990. Enjoy!
Clips from this interview have been around previously, but the whole interview hasn’t been online before. Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante are interviewed in front of a live audience both inside and outside the studio. They answer questions from the audience or others sent in by viewers. They also take pizza orders and pizza is delivered to the studio which is then shared. Anthony is also given a video camera to film the audience.
The RHCP Live Archive fan site has put together a “DEEP DIVE fan stream” which premiered today and is now availbale to watch on YouTube. First shows, last shows, first performances, ONLY performances, demos, rare studio out-takes… all in one place. It’s really worth checking out with all sorts of interesting things accompanied by information.
As this year’s Isle of Wight Festival has sadly been cancelled, they are screening a virtual festival over the weekend the real event should have taken place featuring previous performers at the festival and Anthony Kiedis/RHCP are included in the line-up as they performed at the festival in 2014.
The streaming is taking place on two platforms, but it’s not clear if they will be the same thing or different from what I’ve read so far. One is Sky Arts and the other, Absolute Radio. Both things start at 7 p.m. UK time and run until midnight. RHCP will feature during the Saturday night streaming.
How to View/Listen
Sky Arts is part of varying TV packages so it will depend on if you have access to it or not.
Absolute Radio is available from a number of outlets including DAB radio, smart speakers and online. However, I’ve got some friends outside Britain to test this for me as Absolute Radio used to only be available within the UK and sadly this still seems to be the case. The only way to access it would be to use a VPN with a British IP address.