• An Oral/Visual History - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – An Oral/Visual History reviewed + competition results

    Just like it was the case with The Empyrean in January last year, Invisible Movement is reviewing the cool new thing so you can make up your mind whether you want it or not and so you know what to expect. At the same time, this review does not contain major spoilers, to make it more fun for you. Red Hot Chili Peppers – An Oral/Visual History is, at its worst, yet another lavish high-quality print coffee table book that you can knock out a burglar with and it will stay in one piece. At its best, it’s a nice work of design, combining some quotes we have seen in…

  • Diana Vickers in "My Wicked Heart" music video

    Talent show alumni getting sued for ripping off Under The Bridge?

    It is not peculiar to see parts of songs or even entire songs sounding like something else. For example, Can’t Stop somehow shares the riff with Shania Twain’s Honey I’m Home and we’ve had quite a lot of discussion here regarding the similarities between Dani California and Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance. On the other side, for example, Franz Ferdinand’s Walking Away is using the exact same chord progression as John’s Invisible Movement, the song this website was named after. How can musicians find their way in this mess, anyway? What is whose? Perhaps that is what the producer team behind English reality show contestant Diana Vickers had on…

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - An Oral/Visual History

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History out this/next week – win one!

    The time has come! Depending on when and where you order it, the first official Red Hot Chili Peppers’ biography is out on either 15th or 19th October, which are this Friday and next Tuesday. According to what some little birdies said, the book will be just what the doctor ordered in our little community, as it focuses on John’s role in the band a lot, some people said that it was originally intended to be a plaudit. The book’s name is The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History. If you’re ordering it in USA, the shelf date is 19th October. If you’re ordering it in Europe, the shelf…

  • Praises of How Deep Is Your Love? cover and By The Way

    Here’s a pair of recent clippings, as John’s vocal, guitar and production skills are often talked about in the online media, whether he would like it it or not… How Deep Is Your Love? makes it to a list of (in)famous covers In the 18th issue of Altsounds.com magazine-like feature The Vault, the subject are famous and infamous classic live performances. One of the three they’re talking about is John’s take on The Bee Gees’ How Deep Is Your Love? This last video is one of the most surprisingly genius covers I’ve ever heard. You won’t agree until after watching this video but the Beegee’s “How Deep is your Love”…

  • Collectors’ update: two colours for Omar & JF vinyl, new book cover…

    If you’re one of those people collecting just about everything that’s fresh out of print, this update was intended to make your lives easier. For those waiting to hear more about Saturday’s event – you’ll have to wait a bit more. Orange and purple vinyls for Sepulcros de Miel For the lucky ones whose countries indeed exist and who managed to place their orders for both Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s albums featuring John – the lo-fi gem Omar Rodriguez Lopez and John Frusciante and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s quarter album Sepulcros de Miel; you will be delighted to find out that the second of these is somewhat customisable. What’s the deal? You can have…

  • John’s featured in an episode of The Guitar Show (tonight, tomorrow, Saturday)

    Some excerpts of Barry Cleveland’s interview with John for the Guitar Player magazine, November 2006 issue, will be a part of this week’s episode of The Guitar Show. After positive feedback they have received when they aired a segment of it in February, the author and producers of The Guitar Show have decided to air another segment of Barry Cleveland’s 2006 interview with John in their program; and they’ll be doing so this week – tonight, tomorrow and on Saturday! Once again, it’s the real deal, not super-polished stuff you find in magazines. It’s how it really was. This is how the staff of The Guitar Show presented it: In…

  • Achtung! Rock am Ring 2004 on TV tonight, in its entiety!

    German TV WDR will air the FULL-LENGTH (so they say) Red Hot Chili Peppers set from the 2004 Rock am Ring Festival, held on the 05th June that year at the Nürburgring. This will be shown as a part of their regular show, Rockpalast, which has also shown some other RHCP concerts in the past. The information page, click here. How to get WDR For the setlist, click here – amongst other songs, it includes a cover of Looking Glass’ Brandy, an unreleased song commonly referred to as Mini-Epic and a cover of 45Grave’s Black Cross. Now, to spice it up and warm up for the occasion, here are THREE…

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers might get their own Guitar Hero game

    This will, from what I understand from people who bother enough to play video games, be interesting to both aspiring musicians and various kinds of armchair enthusiasts and couch potatoes. Gaming website Kotaku reports that Red Hot Chili Peppers might get their own Guitar Hero game. According to details from a survey forwarded to Kotaku, Activision appears to be gauging interest in a Guitar Hero: Red Hot Chili Peppers concept. Similar to previous games that highlight rock bands like Metallica, Van Halen and Aerosmith, the Red Hot Chili Peppers branded version is pitched as highlighting the band’s greatest hits and songs from guest artists chosen by the headlining band. “Celebrate…

  • All Saints’ cover of Under The Bridge makes it to A-Z…as Z-list

    In a countdown of cover songs from A-Z that was published on Friday on MusicRadar, the interesting thing came at the very end. All Saints’ infamous cover of Under The Bridge made it to the list as Z. What does that Z stand for? Z stands for Z-list.Here’s what Emma Davies of MusicRadar had to say about it and, based on common sense and general experience, I find that many of this website’s visitors will, frankly, agree with her: There’s no better way for a band to speedily raise their profile than by banging out a song which is already over-familiar to the masses. So… All Saints covering the Red…

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