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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea: We're Not Retiring!

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea has slammed retirement rumours as ''silly talk''.The 'Californication' hitmakers sparked speculation of the demise of the band last week after drummer Chad Smith claimed he ''didn't know if the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Cut Back Touring?

Chad Smith has hinted that Red Hot Chili Peppers could retire from touring.The 55-year-old drummer has admitted that they are increasingly finding it difficult to perform live due to being in their 50s and not...

Chad Smith's Wife Escapes Prosecution For Scott Baio 'Assault'

Baio, 56, filed a police report accusing Smith's wife Nancy MACk of shaking and pushing him in front of their children at a school function in Thousand Oaks, California in December (16)....

Anthony Kiedis Tears Tendon But Still Continues Tour

Anthony Kiedis is currently touring with a ''torn tendon in his ankle'' whilst on Red Hot Chili Peppers' world tour.The 'By The Way' hitmaker has not had much luck with his ailments of late, in...

New York Subway Kept Young Alicia Keys Out Of Trouble

The No One star grew up in a studio apartment in tough Hell's Kitchen and her mother made sure she was independent at an early age, so she could stay busy and steer...

Alicia Keys Salutes Her Native New York City In Chad Smith's New Travel And Music Show

The drummer will chat to musicians in places that mean the most to them in music and travel series Landmarks Live in Concert, which premieres in America on Friday night (20Jan17) with Keys...

Scott Baio Battery Case In Hands Of California District Attorney

Nancy MACk, who has been married to the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer since 2004, stands accused of shaking and pushing Baio in front of their children at a school function in Thousand...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Cancel Dublin Gigs

Red Hot Chili Peppers have postponed their Dublin shows due to frontman Anthony Kiedis suffering from flu.The 'By The Way' rockers - also comprised of Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer - were due to...

Scott Baio Says He Was Attacked By The Wife Of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith For Supporting Trump

Actor Scott Baio has claimed he was assaulted by Nancy Mack, the wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, because he is a Donald Tump supporter.According to TMZ, Baio has filed a police...

Scott Baio Accuses Chad Smith's Wife Of Attack Over Trump Support

The former child star, 56, was one of the most prominent backers of the controversial billionaire turned politician, even appearing on stage to praise him at July's (16) Republican National Convention. According...

Phil Collins Would Have Quit Genesis To Join The Who

Phil Collins would have joined The Who if he had been asked.The 65-year-old star was the drummer and lead singer of Genesis when Keith Moon - the drummer for The Who - died in 1978,...

Anthony Kiedis Out And About After Intestinal Flu Scare

The band had to cancel a planned show at the KROQ Weenie Roast festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (14May16) after he was taken to hospital experiencing "extreme stomach pain". Anthony was...

Will Ferrell & Chad Smith Recruit Remaining Chili Peppers And Devo For Charity Bash

The stars have often poked fun at their likeness and last month (Mar16), they announced they were embracing the fact they look like brothers by throwing a party to benefit their favourite charities....

Will Ferrell And Doppelganger Chad Smith Team Up For Charity Benefit

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer has been mistaken for the Anchorman star for years and even started wearing T-shirts that read "I'm not Will Ferrell" because he was constantly being stopped and...

Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Purchase Marital Home From Chad Smith

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer bought the contemporary Venice pad for just under $2.76 million (£1.73 million) last year (14), but decided to put it back on the market months later, and...

Moby And Lynyrd Skynyrd At The Namm Show [Pictures]

Trade shows aren't usually all that interesting for people outside of the specific companies in attendance, yet for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show things are a little different. While it is, of...

Chad Smith And Duff Mckagan Form Supergroup For Charity Benefit

Rockers Chad Smith, Duff Mckagan, and Mike Mccready formed a supergroup for a one-off performance at a charity benefit hosted by Will Ferrell on Friday (19Sep14).The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer put aside his "feud"...

Lars Ulrich Accepts Chad Smith And Will Ferrell's Drum Battle Challenge

Metallica rocker Lars Ulrich has accepted a drum battle challenge from Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith and Will Ferrell.Last month (May14), Smith and his actor look-alike went head-to-head on The Tonight Show Starring...

Chad Smith And Will Ferrell Plotting Lars Ulrich Drum Battle

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have set their sights on challenging Metallica rocker Lars Ulrich in a new drum battle.Last month (May14), Smith and his actor doppelganger went head-to-head on...

Chad Smith Triumphant In Drum-off Against Will Ferrell

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith forced Will Ferrell to concede in a long-awaited 'drum-off' on Thursday (22May14) by outshining the actor with his musical skills.The rocker challenged the Anchorman star to a battle...

Chad Smith Appalled Red Hot Chili Peppers' Music Used As Torture At Guantanamo

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith has expressed his disgust at U.S. authorities for allegedly using the band's music to torment detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.A news article recently published by Al Jazeera...

Will Ferrell Accepts Chad Smith's Drum Challenge

Will Ferrell has accepted a ''drum-off'' challenge set by Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith. The 'Anchorman' actor is known for looking strikingly similar to the famous drummer and has now agreed to a...

Will Ferrell And Chad Smith To Face Off In Charity Drum Battle

Will Ferrell is set to face off against Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith in a charity drum battle.The American rocker threw down the gauntlet for a musical duel in an online video after...

Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell To Drum-off

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has challenged actor Will Ferrell to a ''drum-off''. Fans often comment on how the pair bear more than a passing resemblance to each other and now drummer Chad has...

Chili Peppers Defend Unplugged Super Bowl Set

Red Hot Chili Peppers have defended their decision not to plug in their instruments at the Super Bowl. The band - who were joined Bruno Mars for a rendition of 'Give It Away' during the...

Anthony Kiedis Played Football On Super Bowl Pitch

Anthony Kiedis says playing football before the Super Bowl was a ''dream come true''.The Red Hot Chili Peppers singer and his bandmates joined Bruno Mars during the half-time performance in the NFL game between Seattle...

Chad Smith Apologises To Soccer Fans For 'Inappropriate' Team Shirt Antics

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith has apologised to fans of Brazilian soccer team Flamengo after jokingly shoving a team jersey down the back of his pants at a drum clinic.The drummer became the...

Chad Smith Receiving Death Threats After Brazilian Soccer Jersey Insult

Drummer Chad Smith has become the target of online death threats after Latin fans took offence to footage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers star jokingly shoving a Brazilian soccer jersey down the back of...

Chad Smith Picking Up Guitar For Charity Jam Session

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith is swapping his drum sticks for a guitar pick to take part in a charity jam session.The rocker will join more than 150 artists, including Paul Simon bandmember...

Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

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