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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...

Johnny Depp Joins Marilyn Manson Onstage For 'Sweet Dreams'

Johnny Depp joined the shock-rocker Marilyn Manson onstage yesterday for Revolver magazine's Golden Gods Awards. As Manson started growling the opening bars to his cover of EURYTHMICS' 'Sweet Dreams,' he was joined onstage by a...

Van Halen Touring With David Lee Roth

Van Halen are going back on tour with original vocalist David Lee Roth. The 'Jump' rockers posted a video on their official website yesterday (26.12.11) which shows guitarist Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex and son...

Katy Perry's Edible Meow Fragrance

Katy Perry's latest fragrance is "more edible" than her first scent. The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer - who is currently on her 'California Dreams' world tour - thinks her latest perfume Meow, a follow...

Damon Albarn Names New Band

Damon Albarn has named his new band Rocketjuice and the Moon.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman and his The Good, The Bad and The Queen bandmate Tony Allen have joined forces with Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Radiohead To Tour Next Year

Thom Yorke has confirmed Radiohead will tour next year.The group have played few dates in support of their latest album 'The King of Limbs', but now the frontman has revealed the band will go on...

Emma Watson Living With New Man At Her Dad's

Emma Watson has moved her new boyfriend into her dad's house.The 'Harry Potter' star is reportedly living with her new beau, actor Johnny Simmons - who she has been dating since they met on the...

Thom Yorke Influenced Flea

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea was influenced by touring with Radiohead singer Thom Yorke.The bassist played with the British singer in supergroup Atoms for Peace - which also included punk singer Patti Smith and Gorillaz...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Piano Songs

Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote music on a piano for the first time for 'I'm With You'.During the band's recent hiatus, bass player Flea enrolled himself in the University of Southern California to study Jazz...

Vedder, Flea & Cyrus Remember Nirvana's Nevermind

Eddie Vedder, Flea, R.E.M's Peter Buck and even Billy Ray Cyrus have paid tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind as part of a Spin magazine special to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the iconic album's release.Vedder...

Ben Gibbard Upset He Didn't Beat Flea In Los Angeles Marathon

Deathcab For Cutie star Ben Gibbard turned his first marathon into a competition between himself and fellow rocker Flea.The two musicians hit the streets of Los Angeles for their first marathon earlier this year (11)...

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