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Flea Responds To Clint Eastwood's Racism Comments

The veteran director and actor made headlines when he controversially said people have become too sensitive nowadays and are too ready to call out remarks for being racist during an interview with his...

Ansel Elgort Plans To Write Music For Movies

The 22-year-old is not only an accomplished film star, with features like The Fault In Our Stars and The Divergent Series under his belt, but he's a successful live DJ too under the name Ansolo....

Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Pretend To Be Metallica At Airport Customs

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was stopped at customs and forced to sign Metallica merchandise after a mix-up at an airport in Belarus over the weekend. Despite the fact that he tried to insist...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Strip Off For Karaoke With James Corden

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman is famous for stripping off on stage, and is perhaps more recognisable shirtless than fully clothed. And during the group's appearance on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on Monday night...

Anthony Kiedis Battling Intestinal Flu

The band had to scrap a set at the KROQ Weenie Roast festival when Kiedis experienced "extreme stomach pain" and was taken to hospital in an ambulance. His bandmates took to the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Cancel Gig As Anthony Kiedis Hospitalised

The rockers were due to play radio station KROQ's Weenie Roast show in Irvine, California, on Saturday night (14May16), but pulled out at the last minute. "Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Forced To Pull Out Of Show As Anthony Kiedis Taken To Hospital

Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to pull out of their headlining slot at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast on May 14, just hours before they were due to take the stage, after frontman Anthony Kiedis...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album 'The Getaway'

Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details of their first new album in five years, announcing that their eleventh album The Getaway will be released on June 17th.It’s their first album since 2011’s I’m With...

Rocker Flea Unfazed By National Anthem Criticism

The rocker performed the Star Spangled Banner on his bass before the Los Angeles Lakers season-ending game against the Utah Jazz, and his version of the song lit up Twitter. Many people...

Paul Mccartney Pays Tribute 'Second Father' George Martin

The 73-year-old musician worked closely with Martin during his time in The Beatles, with the musical director even earning the nickname the 'Fifth Beatle' due to his work with the band.Following the tragic news that...

Flea Inks David Bowie Tattoo Tribute

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...

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...

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