Red Hot Chili Peppers

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell Make Drumming a Team Sport at Red Hot Benefit Gig

Last night, celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith teamed up once more last night at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, for the Red Hot Benefit…
Andrew Unterberger / April 30, 2016

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

Lollapalooza Lineup Confirmed: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and More

The rumors are true: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to headline the 2016 Lollapalooza music festival. Sources hinted that the three…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Will Ferrell Reunite for Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his celebrity doppelgänger, comedian and actor Will Ferrell, have just announced their collaborative Red Hot Benefit Comedy +…
Brennan Carley / March 7, 2016

Osheaga Festival 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lana Del Rey

Montreal's Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts has announced its full 2016 lineup, featuring headliners Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lana Del Rey. Future, Disclosure,…
Anna Gaca / February 23, 2016

Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, and More to Play Ottawa Bluesfest

Correction: An earlier version of this post noted that the Bluesfest would take place in downtown Ontario when, in fact, it takes place in downtown…
Andrew Unterberger / February 23, 2016

John Frusciante Will Release an Electronic Record in April

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper and current un-rock star John Frusciante will release an EP titled Foregrow on April 16 (which, coincidentally, happens to be Record Store…
Anna Gaca / February 18, 2016

Both Wilco and Red Hot Chili Peppers Covered David Bowie Songs Last Night

Two rock bands paid tribute to the late, great David Bowie in separate concert appearances on opposite coasts last night. At…
Brennan Carley / February 6, 2016

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
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