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Update on Black Knights at Amoeba on July 21st + interview

The Black Knights live in-store performance in celebration of the last month’s The Almighty, teased last week will take place at Amoeba Hollywood on July 21st, at 6:00 PM.

John has not been mentioned in any context and, his post does not indicate anything, so if you are one of those people who were looking forward to see him, you may want to proceed with caution. If you’re not, well, enjoy the show, live music is live music and Black Knights are great.

As a part of the feature, Amoeba have posted an interview with Black Knights. Here are some interesting bits.

An introduction from mentor RZA changed the trajectory of the Black Knights’ career. Through the RZA, Rugged Monk and Crisis The Sharp Shooter became friends with John Frusciante. A former member of iconic rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frusciante initially developed a relationship with Rugged Monk. Rugged Monk and Frusciante collaborated, but things changed when Frusciante asked to have Crisis record a song with them. That tune quickly led to recording another. Black Knights went on to record two entire albums, both produced by Frusciante: Medieval Chamber in 2014 and then The Almighty in June of 2015, both sonically stunning collections accented by Rugged Monk and Crisis’ thought-provoking, next level lyrics and Frusciante’s genre-blending beats.

“John brings the music and the intelligence side to it,” Rugged Monk says. “This is his first go-round as far as doing hip-hop, but John Frusciante is a very musical guy. If you sit down and talk to him, he can take you from Donna Summer to Led Zeppelin to Jane’s Addiction back to Ice Cube. His range in music is vast. So, when he channeled into what we wanted to do as far as our sound, we were able to bring things out of each other.”

You can read the whole interview here.

Update to the update:

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