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12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Flea, More Pay Tribute to Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, the longtime drummer for bands like Cream and Blind Faith, passed away on Sunday, October 6 following days of being "critically ill in…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2019

New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” to Appear in Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn Adaptation

This November, Edward Norton will unveil his long-gestating film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel Motherless Brooklyn, about a private detective with Tourette's Syndrome. In a new interview with Rolling…
Will Gottsegen / July 29, 2019

To Live and Die in L.A.: Our 1999 Feature on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Californication’

On the 20th anniversary of 'Californication,' revisit our August 1999 feature on the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
RJ Smith / June 7, 2019

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Play The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Red Hot Chili Peppers are livestreaming a performance from the Great Pyramids Of Giza in Egypt today. Earlier this week, they announced the performance from…
James Rettig, Stereogum / March 15, 2019

Anthony Kiedis Escorted Away by Lakers Security Following On-Court Brawl Between Players

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was escorted away by security following an on-court melee between players for the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets during…
Maggie Serota / October 22, 2018

Title and Release Date Announced for New Flea Memoir

In 2014, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea announced that he was writing a memoir, and now the book's title and release date have been…
Rob Arcand / April 14, 2018

Flea Writes About Addiction in New Essay for Time’s “The Opioid Diaries”

Flea has understandably learned quite a bit about drugs, dependency, and temptation during his time as a bassist for the Red…
Tirhakah Love / February 26, 2018

Trent Reznor, Elton John, Flea, More to Appear at Banksy’s New Hotel Installation

Notorious UK street artist Banksy's sequel to last year's Dismaland "bemusement park" is a cartoonish-looking nine-room hotel in Bethlehem, Israel called "The Walled Off Hotel." Artists collaborated…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 8, 2017

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
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