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Smith Too Busy For Chickenfoot

Rock supergroup CHICKENFOOT are preparing to hit the studio to record their second album without drummer and founder CHAD SMITH - because the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star is too busy to join them.Smith formed...

Star-studded Tribute Show For Bonham

Drummers including former GUNS N' ROSES star STEVEN ADLER and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' CHAD SMITH have signed up to take part in a tribute to late LED ZEPPELIN percussionist JOHN BONHAM to mark the...

Ronnie Wood Announces All-star Album

Slash and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will both appear on Ronnie Wood's solo album. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie has announced his first solo album since 2001, 'I Feel Like Playing', which will feature...

Rapper Dick Van Dyke

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has got Dick Van Dyke rapping on his new album. The drummer has recorded an album of songs for children and recruited the 84-year-old 'Mary Poppins' actor to lay...

Former Chili Peppers Star Frusciante Is Top Guitarist

Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has been named the greatest guitarist of the last 30 years.The musician left the rock band after they embarked on a two-year hiatus in 2007, choosing not...

Van Dyke Has Red Hot Fun With Chili Peppers Star Smith On Kids Album

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH has teamed up with beloved MARY POPPINS star DICK VAN DYKE for a new children's album.The rocker plays drums and helped 84-year-old Van Dyke perfect his rapping skills...

Bryan Ferry Knows How To Dance

Bryan Ferry is embracing dance music on his next record. The former Roxy Music frontman has recently re-recorded his collaboration with Groove Armada - as well as working with other dance artists - and is...

Flea Joins The Soloist On New Record

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA has realised his dream of playing with mentally ill music mastermind NATHANIEL AYERS after signing up to join the classically-trained subject of the film THE SOLOIST in the recording...

Flea Launches Affordable Instrument Range

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star {FLEA] has launched his own range of affordable bass guitars - after seeing his music students struggling to play cheap instruments.The rocker - real name Michael Balzary - was inspired...

Klinghoffer Is New Red Hot Chili Peppers Star

JOSH KLINGHOFFER will replace JOHN FRUSCIANTE in the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and his first concert as an official band member will be at NEIL YOUNG's 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in Los...

John Frusciante Confirms Departure

John Frusciante has confirmed he has left Red Hot Chili Peppers - over a year ago.It was claimed earlier this week that the guitarist had departed the 'Californication' hitmakers and been replaced by session musician...

Frusciante Left Chili Peppers A Year Ago

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has confirmed he's left the band, insisting he quit "over a year ago".The Give It Away hitmakers reconvened earlier this year (09) after a two year hiatus which...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Lose Guitarist

John Frusciante has reportedly left Red Hot Chili Peppers.The guitarist is said to have been replaced by session musician Josh Klinghoffer, who has previously toured with the 'Under The Bridge' hitmakers.A source said: "Josh Klinghoffer...

Frusciante Quits Chili Peppers?

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE has quit the group to concentrate on his solo career, according to reports.The Californication hitmakers reconvened earlier this year (09) after a two year hiatus which saw the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Comeback

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their comeback concert.The US funk rockers went on hiatus in 2008 after 25 years together, but have said that they will play the charity concert MusiCares 2010 on January...

Pixies Headline Benefit To Save Baby

Reformed rockers THE PIXIES are trying to save a baby's life by headlining a Los Angeles benefit with WEIRD AL YANKOVIC and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA.The Monkey Gone To Heaven hitmakers have confirmed...

Dizzee Rascal 'Gets' Pop

Dizzee Rascal said he now "gets" pop music. The rapper said after his first three albums he finally understood how to make pop records with his latest, 'Tongue N' Cheek', and plucked up the courage...

Tinchy Stryder Wants Chili

Tinchy Stryder wants to work with Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea.The British rapper - who has previously collaborated with Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah and hip-hop group N-Dubz - is a big fan of the...

Thom Yorke's New Group

Thom Yorke has formed a new supergroup.The Radiohead frontman has announced plans for two concerts with his unnamed band, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, REM collaborator Joey Waronker, Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco,...

Yorke Forms New Band

RADIOHEAD star THOM YORKE has announced plans to hit the road with a new band including RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist FLEA.The rocker has recruited four other musicians to form the as-yet-unnamed group to back...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Hall Of Famers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility.Artists can be inducted 25 years after their debut release and both the 'Californication' hitmakers...

Kiss, Cool J & Chili Peppers Land Hall Of Fame Nominations

Rockers KISS, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and rapper LL COOL J are among the list of contenders for next year's (10) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Other first-time nominees in the 12-strong...

Chili Pepper Smith Is Will Ferrell's Doppelganger

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS rocker CHAD SMITH looks so much like actor WILL FERRELL he's constantly stopped in the street and mistaken for the film funnyman.The drummer insists he's often asked to sign autographs as...

Peppers End Break After Two Years

The lengthy RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS hiatus is over - the band has announced it will reconvene in October (09).Drummer Chad Smith, who used his downtime to form supergroup Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, insists he...

Chili Peppers Extend Hiatus, But Aren't Splitting

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS rocker CHAD SMITH has denied rumours the band are splitting, insisting they're just enjoying a well earned break. The California hitmakers announced a year-long hiatus last year (08), which they've now extended...

The Things The Say:

"Everly is the best roommate I ever had. He's just a good hang. He's funny. He doesn't cost a lot to keep up. He's a good dancer." And he sleeps "for 11 hours straight" RED...

Kiedis Hailed By Musicares

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman ANTHONY KIEDIS is to be honoured for his charity work by the MusiCares foundation. The rocker, who has battled drug addiction in the past, has been using his experiences with illegal...

Woodstock Founder Planning Anniversary Sequel

The founder of the legendary Woodstock music festival is said to be looking for sponsors to fund a 40th anniversary event.Michael Lang, who co-founded the iconic 1969 show in Bethel, New York State, is hoping...

By on 24 March 2009

Kiedis' Life Coming To Small Screen

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman ANTHONY KIEDIS' autobiography is to be turned into a TV series. Writer John Sayles, known for his work on movies Honeydripper and Silver City, has penned a script for a drama...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Extend Hiatus

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are considering doubling their year-long hiatus to allow bassist FLEA to complete his music studies. Drummer Chad Smith revealed all about the group's break plans on website MusicRadar.com last year (08)...

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