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    Red Hot Chili Peppers to be inducted in Rock and Roll hall of Fame!

    After having been nominated for the second time – the first time for induction in 2010, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The results have been announced earlier today and the other inductees are Guns N’ Roses Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro. Here’s the official statement from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The founding members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have already reacted to the news – Flea on his blog and Anthony Kiedis in an interview, and while Flea mentioned John by himself, Kiedis was…

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    Flea on his special connection with John, for Bass Player

    In an interview for this month’s Bass Player, Flea was asked to talk about how Josh Klingoffer changed the band dynamic of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and he also shared some nice memories from when BloodSugarSexMagik was recorded. In both answers, he mentioned his special connection with John. How much has the addition of Josh Klinghoffer on guitar changed the Chili Peppers band dynamic? A lot! John [Frusciante] and I had established such a language together — if I started playing bass with John, we’d make awesome grooves that we didn’t need to talk about or think about. With Josh, we’d start playing something and I’d be like, ‘Okay,…

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    Clash magazine presents Blood Sugar Sex Magik 20 years on

    In their issue no 67, Clash Magazine, among other things, revisit the 20th anniversary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ legendary worldwide breakthrough album Blood Sugar Sex Magik – with nostalgic in-depth feature. In the online preview, written by Simon Harper, readers can remind themselves of the basic story behind the band prior to this album and its epic making-of procedure, as well as what music inspired the Red Hots to come up with their capital masterpiece. For the rest, you’ll have to grab the print edition of Clash. The entire excerpt is

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    20th anniversary of BloodSugarSexMagik approaching, tributes rolling in

    As the 20th anniversary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ iconic fifth album BloodSugarSexMagik is approaching later this month (as well as the one of Nirvana’s Nevermind!), many online outlets are looking back at how that album left a clear mark in history of music. In their ongoing series where many of today’s lesser-known artists are discussing the impact 1991 made in music and the albums released that year; VH1 asked Mark Pontius of Foster The People about his favourites and he shared some nice words about BBSSM. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik One of the most important, celebrated albums of the ’90s alt-rock explosion, Blood Sugar…

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    Boston Herald: Frusciante – totally and completely awesome.

    In response to his original post on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston Herald blogger Jed Gottlieb had only words of praise for John. Yes, yes, yes, the dude is awesome. Totally and completely awesome. But it wasn’t just his guitar playing that made the Peppers great. It was what he brought out of his fellow band members. Check out the clip below and watch what John and Flea can do together (damn, I should say, could do together). Flea always said that he never connected with anyone else musically like he connected with John. That’s pretty obvious from this little jam. And who are we to disagree, friends? You…

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    Chad Smith: John Frusciante best musician I’ve known and played with

    In a fresh new interview with Drum Magazine, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith has only words of praise for John. This interview is far better in terms of how it was edited, so everything’s pretty clear. Looks like Drum Magazine does it a bit better than some others. Burned out by two decades of an unforgiving album-tour- album cycle, the Red Hot Chili Peppers agreed to cool it for at least a year in 2008. They walked away from the stage, the studio, and each other. Then, in the middle of the break, guitarist John Frusciante left to pursue solo work full-time. Though the move extended the group’s absence…

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    Flea: John probably the best guitarist in the world

    In a short but insightful interview posted on MusicRadar, Flea discusses the new Red Hot Chili Peppers, the upcoming I’m With You studio album and, most importantly, he gives more insight to John’s legacy than in any other interview prior to this. Moreover, he calls John the best guitarist in the world, which Invisible Movement pretty much agrees on and I hope most of you do, too. Here are the most interesting bits from this interview. Flea on John’s creative input in the Red Hots: At the end of the last tour, things felt very strained. And I said, ‘Let’s just take two years off.’ Because things just felt unpleasant,…

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    RHCP announce first album after John’s departure. What’s your say?

    As it was announced via Flea’s Twitter last night and then confirmed and written by many news outlets out there, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 10th studio album, the first one without John after 16 years, finally has a title, the release date and title & the release date for its first single as well. In case it was not clear before, Invisible Movement is not going to be covering this further, unless there are articles, TV snippets et cetera that directly mention John, contain photos or snippets, which is pretty much what’s been the usual procedure here over the last couple of years. However, as many people asked for…