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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

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To Live and Die in L.A.: Our 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of SPIN. "Los Angeles is my favorite city in the world!" declares super foxy Red…
Ann Magnuson / June 6, 2021

Nandi Bushell Gets Flea’s Approval With ‘Under the Bridge’ Cover

The 10-year-old rock phenom Nandi Bushell dropped her latest cover on Sunday — an enthusiastic rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" — and she…
Josh Chesler / February 23, 2021

Flea, John Frusciante, IDLES Join Tom Morello and Serj Tankian on Gang of Four Tribute Album

Flea and John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Helmet, Idles, Gary Numan, the Dandy Warhols, Warpaint, Killing Joke and more join Tom Morello…
Katherine Turman / January 14, 2021

Flea Honors Early Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Jack Sherman

Flea has paid homage to Jack Sherman, who was the second guitarist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing with the band from 1983 to…
Emily Tan / September 9, 2020

Bright Eyes Share Another New Single, ‘One and Done’ Featuring Flea

Bright Eyes have shared a third song from their not-yet-titled ninth album, which sure seems to be arriving sometime in 2020 and breaking a nine-year…
Daniel Kohn / May 27, 2020

Flea and John Frusciante Are Spinning Records That ‘Impacted’ Them on DubLab Radio

Flea and John Frusciante are pretty damn good at what they do, and today they're "gonna spin some jams that got us going and impacted…
Katrina Nattress / May 23, 2020

Michael Stipe, Flea, Patti Smith and More Team Up For Pathway to Paris Livestream Concert

April 22 marked the 50th Earth Day, and to celebrate Pathway to Paris — a non-profit dedicated to finding solutions for climate change — is…
Katrina Nattress / April 26, 2020

Josh Klinghoffer Details His Red Hot Chili Peppers Departure and Legacy: ‘It’s Not Like I Feel Like a Failure’

A phone call with Eddie Vedder helped guitarist move forward from the surprising dismissal
Daniel Kohn / February 4, 2020

Eddie Vedder Joins Red Hot Chili Peppers to Cover Prince and Jimi Hendrix in L.A.

Silverlake Conservatory of Music held their annual fundraising concert this past Saturday (November 2). The long-running benefit concert, dinner, and auction was Emcee'd by Marc…
Rob Arcand / November 3, 2019

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
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