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Josh Klinghoffer Says Red Hot Chili Peppers Were 'Enormously Stifling Creatively'

Josh Klinghoffer thinks being in the Red Hot Chili Peppers was "enormously stifling creatively".The musician - who was kicked out of the group after a decade when longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined in 2019 -...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With New Single

Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their new single, which pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen. The group's frontman Anthony Kiedis has praised the late rocker - who passed away in 2020 aged 66 -...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Be Bestowed With Mtv Vmas' Global Icon Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers are the 2022 recipient of the Global Icon Award at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).Anthony Kiedis and co will take to the stage to perform and collect the prestigious accolade...

Ozzy Osbourne Wishes He Made More 'Varied' Music

Ozzy Osbourne wishes he had made "more varied" music.The 'Paranoid' rocker is proud of the way Black Sabbath made heavy metal "big" but he admitted he would have like to have explored outside of the...

John Frusciante Didn't Trust Himself Enough When He Joined Red Hot Chili Peppers

John Frusciante tried too hard to impress people when he joined Red Hot Chili Peppers.The rocker was just 18 years old when he joined the group in 1988 and despite his talent, he found the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Axe Glasgow Gig Due To Illness

Red Hot Chili Peppers have cancelled their Glasgow gig on Friday night (01.07.22) due to "illness".The 'Californication' rockers will no longer be playing Bellahouston Park in the Scottish city as planned and are working to...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Support Asap Rocky At Their Headline Show After Rapper Is Late

A$AP Rocky was so late to his support gig that headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers had to perform first.The 33-year-old rapper was due to follow opening act Thundercat at the 'By The Way' rockers' concert...

Dave Navarro Suffering From Long Covid Since December

Dave Navarro has been suffering from long COVID since December. The Jane's Addiction guitarist took to Instagram to tell fans he is suffering from "pretty awful" fatigue and isolation, but he has been practicing meditation...

Johnny Marr And John Frusciante 'Hit It Off Immediately'

Johnny Marr "hit it off" immediately with John Frusciante.The Smiths star was invited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker to play guitar on his 2009 solo LP 'The Empyrean', and the pair had an...

Flea's Grammy Was Used As A Shovel By His Daughter

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed his daughter used his Grammy as a shovel in the garden.The 59-year-old musician has shared the funny tale of his eldest offspring, Clara Balzary, now 33, sneaking...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 'By The Way' hitmakers - comprising Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea and John Frusciante - will be bestowed with...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Star Flea Hopes To 'Keep Getting Better'

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea hopes to get even "better" as a musician.The 59-year-old bassist always wants to improve and has cited some specific goals he has in mind.In an interview with Bass Player...

Eddie Vedder's New Solo Lp Features Ringo Starr, Elton John And Stevie Wonder

Eddie Vedder's new solo album features Sir Ringo Starr, Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder.The Pearl Jam frontman has unveiled the star-studded tracklisting for his upcoming LP, 'Earthling', which also boasts contributions from Irish songwriter...

Tony Iommi Teases Ozzy Osbourne Collaboration

Tony Iommi has teased his "really good" upcoming collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne.The 'Scent of Dark' musician has written a track for his former Black Sabbath bandmate's upcoming solo album, on which he also plays guitar,...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are 'Almost Done' With New Album

Red Hot Chili Peppers have "almost" finished working on their next album.The 'Give It Away' hitmakers - who have been recording their follow-up to 2016's 'The Getaway' - have given an update on what will...

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of 'By The Way' By Red Hot Chili Peppers

After the phenomenal success of their previous album, Californication, it was hard to imagine that Red Hot Chili Peppers would surpass that, or even come close, with their next album - By The Way. The...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Sell Entire Music Catalogue For In Excess Of $140m

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will reportedly sell their entire back catalogue for $140 million upwards.According to Billboard, Anthony Kiedis and co are closing in on the biggest deal yet between Hipgnosis Songs Fund and...

Music News Round-up: New Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Film, Tom Hardy Rap Album

REFORMED SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM After announcing the reunion of (most of) the band’s classic Nineties line-up earlier this year, Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new studio album by the end of 2018.Billy...

Album Of The Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers Transformed By 'Californication'

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their seventh studio album 'Californication' on this day (June 8th) in 1999 via Warner Bros. Records, and there's a good reason why it remains one of the most outstanding musical...

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...

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...

Anthony Kiedis: 'I Regretted Memoir But It Had A Positive Effect'

The singer released the explosive autobiography in 2004, and caused rifts within his friends and family with his brutally honest revelations about drugs, sex and his troubled childhood. While Anthony regrets the immediate...

Anthony Kiedis Struggled To Keep Cool Working With Elton John

The By the Way band were writing Sick Love, a song inspired by the chord changes to Elton's classic 1973 hit Benny and The Jets, so they gave the British singer/songwriter and his...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Talk Cher The Babysitter And Wrestle James Corden On 'Carpool Karaoke'

Seriously, James Corden? Every single episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' seems to top the one before it, no matter how difficult it is to fathom that possibility. I mean, who's he going to bring in to...

Anthony Kiedis Denies Drug Relapse

The band had to axe two gigs in mid-May (16) after Kiedis was hospitalised with stomach problems, and the 53-year-old subsequently revealed he had inflammation in his guts, which was complicated by a...

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...

Maroon 5 In Talks For The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Maroon 5 are in talks to play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next year.According to E! the band - fronted by Adam Levine - has had advanced discussions about taking to the stage at...

Rocker John Frusciante Forced To Increase Spousal Support

The former Red Hot Chili Peppers star split from Nicole Turley in May (15) and handed over an initial payment of $20,000 (£12,500) to help her out as they worked out their divorce....

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Guitarist To Quit Funding Ex-wife's Career

Editors of TMZ.com report that John, who is in the middle of a divorce from his estranged wife Nicole, is done footing the bill as she pursues her dream of becoming a musician....

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