• Can’t Stop is the 2nd best music video ever according to German viewers

    In the middle of all The Axe Factor hype, another voting took place. It was MTV.de’s Best Videos ever and two of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ videos were nominated – Give It Away (directed by Stephane Sendaoui) and Can’t Stop (directed by Mark Romanek). Can’t Stop did incredibly got and ended up second in the overall, behind Michael Jackson’s epic Thriller and in front of Green Day’s anti-war Wake Me Up When September Ends. Here’s the whole top five. You can see the rest of this list on the voting’s Facebook page. Michael Jackson – Thriller Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop Green Day – Wake Me Up,…

  • ESPN’s plan to make curling a mainstream sport (satire)

    Time for some humour, in hopes that there are creative people around. American sports television network ESPN have a killer plan on how to make curling a mainstream sport. They have an interesting idea of who should be in the USA curling team at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Сочи. Given how popular curling is (not), this was retweeted quite a few times and it got my attention. We’re going on the record right now and beginning a campaign to recruit the Red Hot Chili Peppers to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Just think about it for a second – Anthony Kiedis as…

  • Flea on John’s departure in The Watt From Pedro show – transcript included

    In the most recent edition of The Watt From Pedro Show, Mike Watt is talking to Flea, playing a song by an actual Serbian band Disciplina Kičme (if you’re curious, check them out – I was really, really surprised to see something from my country in the playlist!), Brother Matt is doing a spin cycle with Flea on bass and, most importantly, Flea is talking about John’s departure and, for everyone who’s interested, Josh Klinghoffer as obviously the newest addition to the Red Hot Chili Peppers family. You can listen to the relevant excerpt right here, though I’m kindly recommending you to download the whole 3-hour-podcast from TWFPS.com [xspf]_start(FALSE, ‘order=92&mode=2’)[/xspf]…

  • Can’t Stop and Give It Away in MTV.de Best Videos Ever – Vote!

    MTV Germany is running a poll titled Best Videos Ever and they have presented their viewers with a large, alphabetic list of music videos to choose from, amongst them are two Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ones that John’s in as well, Can’t Stop and Give It Away. Here is the voting page. You can vote only for one of them at the time, but the cookie expires every now and then, so you can basically vote over and over again. The final countdown will consist of 150 videos and they will be aired on MTV:NOISE Mondays to Fridays from 29th March to 11th April 2010, from 15:30 to 17:00 CEST.…

  • Chad Smith mentions John’s departure for the first time in an interview

    In a recent interview to a Pittsburgh radio station, 105.9 The X, mostly related to Chickenfoot, Chad Smith openly spoke about John’s departure from the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the first time; after months of interviews that could’ve been understood in a couple of different ways. It appears that the band supports the decision, which is nice. NA: I hear the lineup has changed. Any chance you can comment on that? CS: Well, you could say that, we have a new guitarist who is one of the most talented musicians I’ve come to know; and as a group we are taking steps I never thought we’d be taking and…

  • DJ Moondance’s Shadium Arcadium…exactly what you think it is

    On Saturday, Matt aka DJ Moondance released a very interesting 8-track mixtape. He combined eight Red Hot Chili Peppers’ instrumental tracks (seven of which are from both of the John eras) with eight Eminem vocal tracks and created what he calls Shadium Arcadium. The results vary, but some songs, such as Universal Superman, an ecletic mashup of Parallel Universe are actually brilliant. So, if you fancy some unexpected Slim Shady over the Frusciante/Flea/Smith antics, this compilation is free to download over at Crash Album. The tracklisting is below, with explanations which tracks were mashed up. Lost Under A Bridge – Under The Bridge + My Name Is Cleaning Up –…

  • John and related topics on end of year and end of decade lists

    This should’ve probably gone online on the last day of 2009, but many websites and other publications have come up with such lists much later and apparently are still coming up with it; so this list might even end up being updated a couple more times. Read this post until its very end if you think something’s missing, because you can contribute to it. The Empyrean in best of 2009 lists: Popwrecking – Adam Leroy names The Empyrean best album of 2009 and says: The Empyrean opens with an extended guitar solo workout that recalls Pink Floyd Meddle-era. Thus begins a journey that is equal parts rock and folk meshed…

  • RHCP are not entering Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010

    According to reports published by MTV and Rolling Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame did not result in being induced to the prestigious list of accomplished artists. Those who will be induced to the Hall of Fame on the 15th March 2010 ceremony are ABBA, The Stooges, Genesis, Hollies and Jimmy Cliff. The other nominees not making the list this time around are also LL Cool J, Kiss, Donna Summer, Darlene Love, The Chantels, and Laura Nyro. The presenters and performers will be announced in early 2010. You might also want to check out: MTV’s article on this Rolling Stone’s article…

  • John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer at the Leeds Festival in 2007 - photograph by Richard Riley

    MusicRadar’s source claims it’s true that John’s left RHCP again

    In the article the website just published, MusicRadar’s Joe Bosso – the same person who did the podcast/interview with John early this year – says that they “exclusively interviewed” a “source close to the band” and that John has indeed been replaced with Josh Klinghoffer. “Josh Klinghoffer has been playing with the group for a couple of months now,” says the source. “Optimistically, the Peppers are trying to lock down a replacement for John, who has apparently quit. “Mentally, John checked out a long time ago. He’s interested in doing his own thing, his own albums – the whole big rock band machinery just doesn’t appeal to him anymore.” Futhermore,…

  • John and Josh - photo by Mrs.Pissy

    Credible LA bloggers/music industry insiders hint that John is not recording with Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Over the past 24 hours, two different websites owned by music insiders from the Los Angeles area have posted news items which contained small bits regarding the future of Red Hot Chili Peppers and with whom they’re recording the follow-up to Stadium Arcadium. Both sources indicate that John Frusciante is no longer in Red Hot Chili Peppers or, to be more precise, not recording with them right now. Buzzbands.la owned by a former LA Times music journalist states: Red Hot: I hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers are writing music for a 10th album, but without John Frusciante. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who toured with the Peppers as a second axeman…

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