Posts tagged "Red Hot Chili Peppers"

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike, and More to Play Bernie Sanders Gigs

Continuing the trend sparked by Brooklyn's recent "Brooklyn Is Berning!" Bernie Sanders benefit, several major bands have signed on to stump for the presidential candidate…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2016

BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + the Machine, Stevie Wonder, and More

The lineup for this year's BottleRock Napa Valley — a three-day festival of eats, grape-based beverages, and tunes set to take place over Memorial Day…
Harley Brown / January 5, 2016

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante Just Released Lots of Free Music

John Frusciante, the former guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, just up and released a bunch of new music for free. In a lengthy open…
James Grebey / November 25, 2015

Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ Guests Today Are Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo

Marc Maron of the WTF podcast is known for booking some of the strongest, most narrative-minded musical guests, and as Stereogum points out, it's a trend…
Brennan Carley / November 19, 2015

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Crashed a Foo Fighters Concert

Foo Fighters don't normally do encores, but their Wednesday night show featured a surprise appearance by a guest special enough to make them…
James Grebey / July 16, 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

See Chad Smith Kiss the Ground of Led Zeppelin’s Headley Grange

In late 1970 or early 1971, John Bonham recorded the drums for "When the Levee Breaks" from Led Zeppelin IV. The session took place in…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2015

Watch Chad Smith Visit Led Zeppelin’s Old Recording Space

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has, it seems, set foot in a holy space for percussionists: Headley Grange, a house in England where Led…
Rachel Brodsky / January 16, 2015

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Teams With Jon Batiste on ‘The Process’

Chad Smith's drum-off with his doppelganger Will Ferrell this summer was apparently just the first of many new musical collaborations for the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer.
James Grebey / October 21, 2014

Will Ferrell Teams With Chad Smith, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for Rolling Stones Cover

Just three months after their hard-fought drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith joined…
Colin Joyce / September 20, 2014

The Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Drum-Off May Get a Sequel in Seattle

The drum battle of the century may beat on. As noted by just about anyone anywhere who cares about music and/or comedy, in May, Will…
Chris Martins / September 9, 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

Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Drum-Off Challenge

Lars Ulrich has picked up the gauntlet. On June 10, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith told SPIN the Metallica founding…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Q&A: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum-Off

Will Ferrell may have gotten the best of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith in their The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon drum-off last…
Marc Hogan / June 10, 2014

Chili Peppers Crash Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Drum-Off on ‘Fallon’

Don't fear the ringer. And we don't mean cowbell. Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith staged their long-teased drum battle last…
Marc Hogan / May 23, 2014

The Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drum Battle Now Has a Date and Venue

If you placed bets on the drum battle between Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, the time will soon come to…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers Call ‘Bulls—t’ on Use of Music in Torture

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has responded to a report the CIA used the band's music as an "enhanced interrogation technique," and he's…
Marc Hogan / April 14, 2014

The CIA Tortured Prisoner With Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Songs

Was it Flea's enthralling bass line in "Higher Ground"? Or the octave-shifting sounds of Anthony Kiedis' yells in "Sir Psycho Sexy"? Or how about the…
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
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