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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

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Sell Entire Song Catalog for $140 Million

Forget "Give it away give it away give it away now," the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold the rights to their song catalog —…
SPIN Staff / May 4, 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

Watch Post Malone Cover Black Sabbath and Alice in Chains With Slash, RHCP’s Chad Smith, and More

Bud Light Seltzer's New Year's Eve livestream was appropriately headlined by the human incarnation of Bud Light itself, better known as Post Malone. But if…
Josh Chesler / January 1, 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

Neil Peart Tribute Show to Feature Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith

Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers highlight an all-star group of drummers who will pay tribute to the late, great…
Daniel Kohn / September 8, 2020

John Frusciante Shares ‘Amethblowl’ From Upcoming Solo Album

Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has shared "Amethblowl," which is off Maya, his upcoming all-instrumental electronic solo album. The record is dedicated to…
Katherine Turman / September 1, 2020

Jack Sherman, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist, Dies at 64

Jack Sherman, who was the second guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the news…
Daniel Kohn / August 21, 2020

Josh Klinghoffer’s Latest Pluralone Single Features Flea and Jack Irons

Josh Klinghoffer has remained extremely busy since he was dismissed from the Red Hot Chili Peppers last December. He's hunkered down in his Los Angeles…
Daniel Kohn / July 2, 2020

Quarantine Classic Concerts: Tibetan Freedom Concert

Rock ‘n roll and politics have a long, intertwined history -- and it’s hard to find a better example than the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
Sean Moltisanti / June 4, 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

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stream Their Lollapalooza 2006 Set

In recent weeks, Lollapalooza has been sharing sets from its vast vault. Today's is one that draws back on the fest's rich alt-rock history…
SPIN Staff / May 21, 2020

Quarantine Classic Concerts: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s December 1991 Tour

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam all together on one bill. It doesn’t get more ‘90s than this. It couldn’t.  You…
Sean Moltisanti / April 27, 2020

Metallica Cancels Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Headlining Slots

Metallica has canceled their headlining slot at Sonic Temple fest in Columbus, Ohio, this May. They'll be replaced by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool.
Daniel Kohn / February 24, 2020

John Frusciante Returns to the Stage for 2 Performances

John Frusciante made his first appearance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers since he rejoined the band at a memorial event put on by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Eran Ryan / February 9, 2020
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