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Ornette Coleman Tributes Pour In From Tom Morello And Ava Duvernay

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...

Flea Accuses Oil Company Bosses Of Ruining Beach

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...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has hailed Jack Bruce a ''great inspiration''.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...

Flea Lists Los Angeles Mansion

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is hoping to make a profit by selling off his Los Angeles mansion for $6.8 million (£4 million).The rocker bought the four-bedroom house in 2011 for $4.5 million (£2.7...

Stars Wade Into Race Rant Row Over Basketball Team Boss

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...

Flea Clarifies Supergroup Rumours

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has dismissed speculation he has created a new supergroup with former members of now defunct cult rock band The Mars Volta.The bassist was rumoured to have joined Omar Rodriguez-Lopez...

Red Hot Chili's Flea To Release Autobiography

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...

Flea Working On Autobiography

Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea will lift the lid on his wild life in a new memoir.The guitarist, real name Michael Balzary, has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing to release a tome...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Late The Stooges Star Scott Asheton

Punk icon Henry Rollins and Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea have posted tributes to late The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton following his death on Saturday (15Mar14).Bandmate Iggy Pop led the salutes after revealing the...

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...

Atoms For Peace Had 'Crap' Start

Atoms for Peace generated a ''lot of crap'' when they started out. The band - made up of producer Nigel Godrich, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and respected percussionists Joey...

Atoms For Peace To Share Sold Out Gig Online

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...

Thom Yorke Hates 'Supergroup' Label

Thom Yorke hates it when people call Atoms for Peace a supergroup.The Radiohead star formed the band with producer Nigel Godrich and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea in 2009, but hates the famous trio...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Close Coachella

Red Hot Chili Peppers brought Coachella festival to a close last night (14.04.13).The 'Scar Tissue' band are celebrating 30 years together in 2013 and celebrated with a greatest hits filled set, bringing the three-day festival...

Rocker Flea Dismayed At Failed Ban On Trading Polar Bear Parts

Animal-loving rocker Flea fears polar bears will be extinct within a few years after global officials rejected a proposal to introduce an international ban on the trade of the animal's body parts.The Red Hot Chili...

Flea Gives Thom Yorke Surfing Lessons

Thom Yorke has revealed that he’s being given surf lessons by one of his Atoms For Peace band members. I bet you can guess which one – no, it’s not Nigel Godrich.In an interview with...

Atoms For Peace Release Amok Today; But How Do Thom Yorke & Co. Fare With The Critics?

Much as My Bloody Valentine did by dropping their latest album at a couple of days notice, so Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace have sent the music press scurrying to desperately make their opinion public...

Thom Yorke: Surfing Helped Me Relax

Thom Yorke found surfing helped him relax with his song writing.The Radiohead singer recently worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea on his Atoms For Peace project, and revealed his time surfing with the bassist...

Thom Yorke Threatens To Sue Cameron

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has promised to ''sue the living s**t'' out of David Cameron if he ever uses one of the band's songs during an election campaign.The outspoken musician has warned the British Prime Minister...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Celebrate Flea With Intimate Gig

Red Hot Chili Peppers played a gig in Flea's back garden on Tuesday (16.10.12).The 'Californication' hitmakers commemorated their bassist's 50th birthday with the intimate show, which raised funds for the Silver Lake Conservatory, the Los...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Celebrate Flea's 50th With Back Yard Gig

The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed one of their most intimate concerts in bass player Flea's backyard on Tuesday (16Oct12) to celebrate the rocker's 50th birthday.The group performed a nine-song set at a party fundraiser...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Blow The Roof Off The Staples Center!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers tipped their hat at the city that birthed them, as they made their homecoming concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center one long celebration of all things Los Angeles this week.The...

Dita Von Teese Collects Dead Animals

Dita Von Teese has a fully grown dead ostrich in her house.The burlesque dancer collects vintage taxidermy and her unusual collection of stuffed animals includes the huge flightless bird and a monkey.She revealed: ''I collect...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Can't Understand Singer

Chad Smith can't understand what Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis sings.The 'Californication' singer is known for his unorthodox vocal delivery, but drummer Chad admits even he finds it hard to make out the...

Justin Bieber Track Written About A Gay Love Affair

One of Justin Bieber's album tracks was written about a gay love affair. The 18-year-old pop star recorded 'Bigger' for his first album 'My World' without knowing it was about two men breaking up.However, songwriter...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits Wow 80,000 At Knebworth

Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed an 80,000-strong UK crowd with a greatest hits set on Saturday night (23.06.12).The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers stunned revellers at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire - the group's first of only two...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Wow Bonnaroo With Career Encompassing Set

The Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed Bonnaroo festival with a headline set that saw the veteran Californians at their funky best, reports Spinner. Playing a two-hour set, the band were full of smiles and a...

Radiohead Wow At Bonnaroo Headlining Set - Hint At Jack White Collaboration

Veteran Brit-music saviours Radiohead proved why they're still so revered today after nearly two decades together as they wowed audiences with their headlining set at this years Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee....

Nicole Richie Keeps Vintage Secrets

Nicole Richie won't tell her friends where to buy the best vintage clothes.The fashion designer - who is Lionel Richie's daughter - admits she can be ''selfish'' when she finds out a great place to...

Jessica Simpson Planned Gypsy Nursery For Baby

Jessica Simpson wants a 'bohemian' nursery for her newborn baby.The 31-year-old singer and actress gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew last week and apparently she and her sportsman fiancé Eric Johnson are planning...

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