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John Frusciante Is Heavily Influenced By 80s British Music

John Frusciante is heavily influenced by 80s British music. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers star “has a lot of memories” of listening to the Human League when he and his band - which also...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With New Single

Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their new single, which pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen. The group's frontman Anthony Kiedis has praised the late rocker - who passed away in 2020 aged 66 -...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Their New Album, Return Of The Dream Canteen

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are bringing out a new album, ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’. The ‘Californication’ hitmakers - made up of Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, and Michael Balzary, better known as...

Flea Dreaming Of Playing Popeye In Live-action Reboot Of Cartoon

Flea is dreaming of playing Popeye in a live-action movie reboot of the cartoon.The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, 59, pitched the idea after wrapping his role as a bounty hunter in Disney+’s new ‘Star...

Flea's Grammy Was Used As A Shovel By His Daughter

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed his daughter used his Grammy as a shovel in the garden.The 59-year-old musician has shared the funny tale of his eldest offspring, Clara Balzary, now 33, sneaking...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 'By The Way' hitmakers - comprising Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea and John Frusciante - will be bestowed with...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Bassist Flea Convinced Guitarist John Frusciante To Rejoin The Band.

Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, convinced guitarist John Frusciante to reunite with the rock band.The 59-year-old bass guitarist explained that he was spending time with John, 52, when he brought up...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are 'Almost Done' With New Album

Red Hot Chili Peppers have "almost" finished working on their next album.The 'Give It Away' hitmakers - who have been recording their follow-up to 2016's 'The Getaway' - have given an update on what will...

Olivia Wilde And Tobey Maguire Join Babylon Cast

Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin and Tobey Maguire have all joined the cast of 'Babylon'.The group will feature in an all-star ensemble for Damien Chazelle's ode to Hollywood's golden age, with Margot Robbie, Brad...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Sell Entire Music Catalogue For In Excess Of $140m

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will reportedly sell their entire back catalogue for $140 million upwards.According to Billboard, Anthony Kiedis and co are closing in on the biggest deal yet between Hipgnosis Songs Fund and...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Pretend To Be Metallica At Airport Customs

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was stopped at customs and forced to sign Metallica merchandise after a mix-up at an airport in Belarus over the weekend. Despite the fact that he tried to insist...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Forced To Pull Out Of Show As Anthony Kiedis Taken To Hospital

Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to pull out of their headlining slot at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast on May 14, just hours before they were due to take the stage, after frontman Anthony Kiedis...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album 'The Getaway'

Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details of their first new album in five years, announcing that their eleventh album The Getaway will be released on June 17th.It’s their first album since 2011’s I’m With...

Ornette Coleman Tributes Pour In From Tom Morello And Ava Duvernay

The music pioneer died in New York after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 85, and famous fans have flooded social media to celebrate his legacy. Rage Against the MAChine's Morello was among...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has hailed Jack Bruce a ''great inspiration''.The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.Eric wrote...

Stars Wade Into Race Rant Row Over Basketball Team Boss

Rappers Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, rocker Flea and comedian Kevin Hart are among the stars who have waded into the debate over allegations a U.S. basketball team owner was caught on tape spewing racist...

Red Hot Chili's Flea To Release Autobiography

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea is set to release his autobiography. The 51-year-old musician has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing and the book will focus on his early life, battle with drug...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Late The Stooges Star Scott Asheton

Punk icon Henry Rollins and Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea have posted tributes to late The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton following his death on Saturday (15Mar14).Bandmate Iggy Pop led the salutes after revealing the...

Chili Peppers Defend Unplugged Super Bowl Set

Red Hot Chili Peppers have defended their decision not to plug in their instruments at the Super Bowl. The band - who were joined Bruno Mars for a rendition of 'Give It Away' during the...

Atoms For Peace To Share Sold Out Gig Online

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is making his next show available on new music sharing service soundhalo - just days after blasting Spotify and removing his whole back catalogue. Later this month Yorke's band Atoms For Peace...

Flea Gives Thom Yorke Surfing Lessons

Thom Yorke has revealed that he’s being given surf lessons by one of his Atoms For Peace band members. I bet you can guess which one – no, it’s not Nigel Godrich.In an interview with...

Atoms For Peace Release Amok Today; But How Do Thom Yorke & Co. Fare With The Critics?

Much as My Bloody Valentine did by dropping their latest album at a couple of days notice, so Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace have sent the music press scurrying to desperately make their opinion public...

Thom Yorke: Surfing Helped Me Relax

Thom Yorke found surfing helped him relax with his song writing.The Radiohead singer recently worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea on his Atoms For Peace project, and revealed his time surfing with the bassist...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Celebrate Flea With Intimate Gig

Red Hot Chili Peppers played a gig in Flea's back garden on Tuesday (16.10.12).The 'Californication' hitmakers commemorated their bassist's 50th birthday with the intimate show, which raised funds for the Silver Lake Conservatory, the Los...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Celebrate Flea's 50th With Back Yard Gig

The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed one of their most intimate concerts in bass player Flea's backyard on Tuesday (16Oct12) to celebrate the rocker's 50th birthday.The group performed a nine-song set at a party fundraiser...

Dita Von Teese Collects Dead Animals

Dita Von Teese has a fully grown dead ostrich in her house.The burlesque dancer collects vintage taxidermy and her unusual collection of stuffed animals includes the huge flightless bird and a monkey.She revealed: ''I collect...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Can't Understand Singer

Chad Smith can't understand what Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis sings.The 'Californication' singer is known for his unorthodox vocal delivery, but drummer Chad admits even he finds it hard to make out the...

Justin Bieber Track Written About A Gay Love Affair

One of Justin Bieber's album tracks was written about a gay love affair. The 18-year-old pop star recorded 'Bigger' for his first album 'My World' without knowing it was about two men breaking up.However, songwriter...

Radiohead Wow At Bonnaroo Headlining Set - Hint At Jack White Collaboration

Veteran Brit-music saviours Radiohead proved why they're still so revered today after nearly two decades together as they wowed audiences with their headlining set at this years Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee....

Jessica Simpson Planned Gypsy Nursery For Baby

Jessica Simpson wants a 'bohemian' nursery for her newborn baby.The 31-year-old singer and actress gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew last week and apparently she and her sportsman fiancé Eric Johnson are planning...

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