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REFORMED SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM After announcing the reunion of (most of) the band’s classic Nineties line-up earlier this year, Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new studio album by the end of 2018.Billy...

Album Of The Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers Transformed By 'Californication'

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their seventh studio album 'Californication' on this day (June 8th) in 1999 via Warner Bros. Records, and there's a good reason why it remains one of the most outstanding musical...

Scott Baio Says He Was Attacked By The Wife Of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith For Supporting Trump

Actor Scott Baio has claimed he was assaulted by Nancy Mack, the wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, because he is a Donald Tump supporter.According to TMZ, Baio has filed a police...

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...

Anthony Kiedis: 'I Regretted Memoir But It Had A Positive Effect'

The singer released the explosive autobiography in 2004, and caused rifts within his friends and family with his brutally honest revelations about drugs, sex and his troubled childhood. While Anthony regrets the immediate...

Anthony Kiedis Struggled To Keep Cool Working With Elton John

The By the Way band were writing Sick Love, a song inspired by the chord changes to Elton's classic 1973 hit Benny and The Jets, so they gave the British singer/songwriter and his...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Talk Cher The Babysitter And Wrestle James Corden On 'Carpool Karaoke'

Seriously, James Corden? Every single episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' seems to top the one before it, no matter how difficult it is to fathom that possibility. I mean, who's he going to bring in to...

Anthony Kiedis Denies Drug Relapse

The band had to axe two gigs in mid-May (16) after Kiedis was hospitalised with stomach problems, and the 53-year-old subsequently revealed he had inflammation in his guts, which was complicated by a...

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...

Maroon 5 In Talks For The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Maroon 5 are in talks to play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next year.According to E! the band - fronted by Adam Levine - has had advanced discussions about taking to the stage at...

Rocker John Frusciante Forced To Increase Spousal Support

The former Red Hot Chili Peppers star split from Nicole Turley in May (15) and handed over an initial payment of $20,000 (£12,500) to help her out as they worked out their divorce....

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Guitarist To Quit Funding Ex-wife's Career

Editors of TMZ.com report that John, who is in the middle of a divorce from his estranged wife Nicole, is done footing the bill as she pursues her dream of becoming a musician....

John Frusciante's Wife Pressing For Divorce Settlement

The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist married musician Nicole Turley in 2011 but it emerged earlier this year (15) that she has filed for divorce. According to editors at TMZ.com, Turley...

Mark Ronson: My Style Has Improved With Age

Mark Ronson thinks his dress sense has improved with age.The 40-year-old producer is widely considered to be one of the best-dressed men in the music industry, but he's admitted he hasn't always been as stylish...

Bruno Mars Favourite For Super Bowl Return

The Uptown Funk singer headlined the big show in New Jersey in 2014, teaming up onstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and it seems the powers that be were so impressed with...

Stevie Wonder Musician Suing Blogger For Defamation

Producer and trumpeter Chris Young claims a person writing under the pseudonym Shawn Gould launched a blog in 2013 just to attack his reputation. The site features a lone entry, titled, Producer...

Ex-red Hot Chili Peppers Star Vows To Stop Releasing Music Commercially

Frusciante insists his Trickfinger album release in April (15) was a mistake and he intends to spend the rest of his career experimenting with music, instead of reaching for chart positions. He...

Rocker John Frusciante's Wife Files For Divorce

The guitarist's wife, Swahili Blonde musician Nicole Turley, has filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end their almost four-year marriage. Turley cites irreconcilable differences for the split and is seeking...

Stars Line Up For Duran Duran's New Warner Bros. Album

The band has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. and their first album with the label - the group's 14th - will be a star-studded affair. The follow-up to 2010's All...

Britney Spears Set For Super Bowl Show?

Britney Spears is being lined up to perform at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show.The 'Toxic' hitmaker - who previously took to the stage at the prestigious sporting event alongside Aerosmith, 'NSYNC, Nelly and Mary...

Katy Perry Confirms Lenny Kravitz Will Perform With Her At The Super Bowl's Halftime Show

Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz when she performs at the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February.I have a big surprise announcement coming up at #halftime of this @[email protected] game! Make...

Katy Perry To Duet With Pharrell At Super Bowl?

Katy Perry wants to duet with Pharrell Williams at the Super Bowl half-time show.The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker was confirmed as the headline act for the coveted gig in November last year and it's now been...

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...

Jason Schwartzman Posed As Rocker Anthony Kiedis For Fan

Actor Jason Schwartzman once posed as Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis after a fan mistook him for the rocker.The Saving Mr. Banks star was out jogging a few years ago, when a fan...

Isle Of Wight Festival Set To Be A Scorcher [Pictures]

The Isle of Wight Festival 2014 is underway and it’s looking like it’s set to be a scorcher of a weekend! The Met Office has forecasted dry and sunny weather with temperatures reaching 22°C....

Your Guide To The Isle Of Wight Festival 2014

The annual Isle of Wight Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 12th), beginning a British summertime so filled with awesome music events you might even forget about that whole football thing that’s also happening. This year...

Lookalikes Will Ferrell And Chad Smith Settle The Score With An Epic 'Tonight Show' Drum Off

The drum battle of the century has finally happened as Will Ferrell took on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith during Thursday’s ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’. Whilst Chad might have been the obvious...

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...

Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell To Drum-off

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has challenged actor Will Ferrell to a ''drum-off''. Fans often comment on how the pair bear more than a passing resemblance to each other and now drummer Chad has...

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