Flea

Watch Flea’s Bass-Only Rendition of the National Anthem at Kobe Bryant’s Last Game

Update: Flea's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Kobe Bryant's final NBA game received, uh, mixed reviews, to say the least. One typical comment on Twitter? "I couldn't…
Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2016

Thom Yorke and Flea Reunite to Perform ‘Atoms for Peace’ on French Television

Once-unlikely bandmates Thom Yorke and Flea are reuniting this week in Paris for the climate change concert Pathway to Paris, but they got back together…
Colin Joyce / December 3, 2015

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Details His Band’s Beginnings on Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’

Following last week's guests of Flea and Robert Trujillo, Marc Maron has enlisted another musical great on his WTF podcast: Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.
Colin Joyce / November 23, 2015

Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, and Flea to Play Pathway to Paris

Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame will perform at Pathway to Paris this December, as revealed in an announcement Monday morning.
James Grebey / July 13, 2015

Die Antwoord’s Disturbing ‘Ugly Boy’ Video Is Shockingly Cameo-Filled

The creepy South African rap collective Die Antwoord have just released a terrifying music video for their Donker Mag cut "Ugly Boy." Be warned: While it is filled…
James Grebey / November 4, 2014

Flea Jumps to Defend the Honor of Kobe Bryant

ESPN drew the considerable ire of the Los Angeles Laker faithful a couple of days ago when they published Henry Abbott's takedown piece of franchise…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Is the 10th Richest Bassist in the Game

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic is supposedly the 10th richest bassist, period. This via The Richest, which appears to have taken the recent-ish Forbes  tactic (see yesterday's highest-earning DJ…
Chris Martins / August 20, 2014

One Hot Mansion: Buy Flea’s $6.8 Million L.A. Estate

If you're an obsessive Red Hot Chili Peppers fan who has $6.8 million to spend, you can be the proud owner of Flea's Los Angeles…
Dan Reilly / July 9, 2014

Antemasque Herald Self-Titled Album With Autumnal ‘Drown All Your Witches’

They were wrong, so we drowned. They were right, so we got a new Antemasque song. The new project — which brings together former the…
Marc Hogan / April 15, 2014

Antemasque Return With Spry ‘People Forget,’ Uniting Ex-Mars Volta Members and Flea

People tend to forget, so Antemasque are here to remind you. In case it already slipped your mind, that's the name of a new project bringing…
Marc Hogan / April 11, 2014

Hear Antemasque’s Bristling ‘4AM,’ the First Song From Ex-Mars Volta Members and Flea

Antemasque are alive. Earlier this week, a couple of videos announced the existence of the project, which brings together three-fourths of the former Mars Volta…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2014

Flea Unites With Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque

After the Mars Volta broke up last year, a reunion seemed to be out of question, at least for the time being. Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed…
John Surico / April 9, 2014

Flea’s Memoir Will Include ‘Myriad Experiences With Hard Drugs’

Flea recently proved that he has a way with words, penning a classy open letter in response to criticism of the Red Hot Chili Peppers'
Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Nick Cave, Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch Win Sundance Prizes

The winners of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival have been announced, and music reigns supreme.The top dramatic film is Whiplash — that "bebop Black Swan,"
Chris Martins / January 27, 2014

Atoms For Peace Wiggle Through American Tour Kick-Off in Philadelphia

"Maybe I'm Beyonce and he's Jay Z," quipped Thom Yorke, pointing left at Flea. Yorke, whose ethereal lilt actually probably makes him Mariah Carey, merrily…
J T. Ramsay / September 25, 2013

Hear ESP and Flea’s Tropi-Pop Experiment ‘Serenade (Miami)’

ESP only have a self-titled EP and a single to their name, but between those captivating releases and their deeply hypnotic live show, the Los…
Chris Martins / November 27, 2012

Flea Finally Releasing ‘Trippy Freakout’ Solo ‘Helen Burns’ EP

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to unleash 18 new songs on fans, but the band's bassist Flea isn't stopping there. He announced via…
Devon Maloney / July 18, 2012

Thom Yorke and Flea Unveil Atoms for Peace’s Debut

With rockers from Tommy Lee to Korn's Jonathan Davis dabbling in electronic music, it's not that surprising that Flea has a little sideline in beatmaking…
Philip Sherburne / July 17, 2012

Hear 7 Live Tracks by Damon Albarn and Flea’s Rocket Juice and the Moon

Last year, Damon Albarn told us about a new project with Red Hot Chili Pepppers bassist Flea that would be centered around drummer Tony Allen,…
Marc Hogan / November 1, 2011

Q&A: Flea on New Chili Peppers Album

On August 30, Los Angeles' alt-funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers will end a five-year break and return with their 10th studio album, I'm With…
William Goodman / June 23, 2011
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