Red Hot Chili Peppers Star Flea Headed To A Tattoo Parlour In The Hours After David Bowie's Death To Ink A Tribute To His Hero.
The bassist was devastated after news of Bowie's passing hit headlines on Monday (11Jan16), and he was among the famous fans who mourned the singer's loss on social media.
"Oh no. My hero. Bowie. The most beautiful. I love him with everything I am. Rock music is over, done. He was the best. None came close. RIP..." he tweeted. "David Bowie is my favorite rock musician of all time... Bowie was kind to me... He was warm and generous. He was a great intellectual, a great artist. Rocker."
Flea later returned to social media to share a video on Instagram.com which showed him unveiling a new tattoo on his arm featuring Bowie's name and his iconic lightning flash logo.
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Jason Bateman , Flea - Celebrities watch Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The New Your Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the final score of 3-2 in Game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles at Dodger Stafium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th October 2015
Rockers Tom Morello And Flea And Director Ava Duvernay Are Among The Stars Who Have Offered Up Tributes To Jazz Great Ornette Coleman, Following His Passing On Thursday (11jun15).
The music pioneer died in New York after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 85, and famous fans have flooded social media to celebrate his legacy.
Rage Against the MAChine's Morello was among the first to take to Twitter.com after the news broke, writing, "RIP musical titan Ornette Coleman who created, explored, defined and perfected free jazz."
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea added, "Ornette Coleman is the most beautiful man that ever lived. R.i.p.", while Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan remembered the icon as "A TRUE musical pioneer and visionary of the highest order".
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Star Flea Has Written A Scathing Message To The Owners Of A Ruptured Pipeline That Caused A Massive Oil Spill, Accusing Them Of Ruining The Beach He Uses With His Daughter.
Last month (May15), a duct owned by Plains All American Pipeline bosses ruptured off the coast of Santa Barbara, creating the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years.
The leak of more than 105,000 gallons caused a large oil slick, threatened wildlife and affected nearby beaches, and bassist Flea took to Facebook.com over the weekend (06-07Jun15) and posted a picture of his daughter Sunny's feet, which were partially coated in a black substance.
He then launched into a tirade against the oil company for making the water unsafe for families to swim and surf.
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Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker have paid tribute to the bassist following his death on Saturday (25.10.14).
The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.
Eric wrote on his Facebook page: ''He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.''
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Chad Smith and Flea - Celebrities arrive at the Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 held at Staples Center between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 4th June 2014
Rappers Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, rocker Flea and comedian Kevin Hart are among the stars who have waded into the debate over allegations a U.S. basketball team owner was caught on tape spewing racist remarks.
Donald Sterling, the owner of National Basketball Association (Nba) team the Los Angeles Clippers, hit headlines following the emergence of an audio clip which features a man, believed to be the business mogul, voicing a number of inflammatory racial slurs.
The tape, which was published on Tmz.com, sparked a flurry of debate on Twitter.com, with a number of stars giving their opinion on the story, including Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea, who urged the Clippers to boycott an upcoming game in protest.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is set to release his autobiography after signing a deal with Grand Central Publishing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea is set to release his autobiography.
The 51-year-old musician has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing and the book will focus on his early life, battle with drug addiction, life on the road with the band mates and his career in film.
According to Time.com, the autobiography will also see Flea ''share stories from his intense and dynamic life, including: his move from a 'normal' upbringing in the suburbs of New York to Los Angeles to live a bohemian life with a jazz musician step-father,'' along with ''his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA.''
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Bandmate Iggy Pop led the salutes after revealing the sad news his pal had died on Facebook.com, stating Asheton was "a dear friend" and "a great artist", adding, "I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning".
And the tributes continued on Monday (17Mar14) as many of Asheton's famous fans woke up to the news of the 64 year old's passing.
Continue reading: Rockers Pay Tribute To Late The Stooges Star Scott Asheton
Red Hot Chili Peppers have defended their decision not to plug in their instruments at the Super Bowl on Sunday (02.02.14),
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 American football game on Sunday (02.02.14) - sang live but pre-recorded the rest of their set.
In a statement, bassist Flea said: ''When we were asked by the NFL and Bruno to play our song 'Give It Away' at the Super Bowl, it was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums and guitar would be pre-recorded.
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Bob Forrest was at the height of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll era of the eighties as he toured the States with his punk rock band Thelonious Monster, taking in every narcotic that became available to him. He took so many drugs and consumed so much alcohol that he became a shadow of his former self, unable to stay stood up on stage, regularly falling unconscious and frequently causing a scene wherever he happened to venture. He went to more than 20 rehabilitation clinics over 9 years to try and get clean while struggling to be around for his son Elijah, until he managed to pull through and turn his life around forever. He is now one of the most sought after and influential drug counsellors in America who has help the likes of so many big musicians transform their lives including Hole's Courtney Love and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis.
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke and his new band Atoms For Peace are set to make their next gig available on new live gig sharing platform soundhalo. The news comes days after he blasted Spotify for ripping off new artists and removing his back catalogue. The services differ in that soundhalo sells live audio of gigs only and Spotify is a streaming service.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke is making his next show available on new music sharing service soundhalo - just days after blasting Spotify and removing his whole back catalogue.
Later this month Yorke's band Atoms For Peace - consisting of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Jay Waronker and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco - will play three sold out nights at the Camden Roundhouse and fans who can't make it will be able to experience each song immediately afterwards via soundhalo.
The news may seem surprising considering Yorke pulled all his material off Spotify earlier this week in protest as he feels new artists are not being rewarded financially when their music is streamed, as the majority of the profits go to the shareholders.
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