• Chad Smith isn’t allowed to respond to questions about John.

    In his interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Chad Smith unwillingly responded that he’s beeen told to stay away from “John questions”, having been asked if some statements from earlier this year impacted anything. So the Chilis have finally returned to work, following the 2006 double-set Stadium Arcadium. Did guitarist John Frusciante, who in recent interviews seemed to express antipathy towards doing so, take some persuading? [Sounding uncomfortable]: Well… at this time I can’t talk about that. I have been told to stay away from the John questions. Nevertheless, the tenth album is underway? What I can tell you is that the Chili Peppers are writing songs, and we’re looking forward…

  • Under The Bridge guitar riff is 46th out of 50 greatest riffs ever

    In their compilation of Top 50 Guitar riffs of all time, based on readers’ input, MusicRadar have listed Under The Bridge’s memorable riff on the 46th spot. This is how they described it: Anyone who has worked in a guitar shop since its release as a single in 1992 is likely justifiably sick of Under The Bridge. John Fruciante’s arpeggiated intro long ago entered the canon of great guitar parts doomed to be recycled ad nauseum by budding players along with the likes of Enter Sandman and (god forbid) Stairway To Heaven. For Frusciante’s inspiration for the band’s biggest hit, look no further than Bold As Love-era Hendrix. The embellished…

  • RHCP, Dave Matthews Band and Wilco will honor Neil Young at MusiCares

    The anual MusiCares gala night will take place on 29th January 2010 and, according to Rolling Stone, a couple of notable bands will honour the legendary Neil Young. One of them will be Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dave Matthews, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mellencamp, Wilco and Crosby, Stills & Nash are just a handful of the artists set to pay tribute to legend Neil Young at the 2010 MusiCare’s Person of the Year gala on January 29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will honor both Young’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-worthy musical achievements as well as his philanthropic work, which includes leading roles in both…

  • Top five replacement band members list – guess who’s number two!

    This is just plain interesting. No big news or anything, just thought it could be a cool read and a great concept. Sean Levinston of Desert Island Lists has compiled a top five of Replacement Band Members. From Ronnie Wood to Brian Johnson via RJ Dio and Phil Collen…here’s the number two on the list: 2. John Frusciante-If it wasn’t hard enough to categorize the Red Hot Chili Peppers, here comes John Frusciante to just make it more of a confusing process that is still debated today. I don’t know how they did it, but somehow the Chili Peppers found a guy that gave them everything they could ever want…

  • Possible RHCP album release in October 2010?

    According to an interview Chad Smith gave to Clash Music, Red Hot Chili Peppers might release a new album in October 2010. Interviewed for the next issue of Clash Magazine, Smith shared details of their plans stating, “We’re gonna write for a while, it usually takes us a while” before speculating that the release date would be “Some time next year, maybe this time [next year]”. Asked if Flea’s experience working with Thom Yorke might feed back into the Chili Peppers new material, Smith said that his colleague had given him a cd of electronic beats to inspire him but that, at the moment, there wasn’t an explicit electronic direction…

  • Flea on RHCP rehearsing and his work at Silverlake Conservatory

    OK, so, some of you complained about Invisible Movement becoming a website about Chad Smith. Some others claimed there’s too much fan-made contents (I assume you’re not into web 2.0, huh?) and some thought this was getting as stupid as Kunta Kinte at a a Merle Haggard concert. So, here’s a video where Flea confirms that band is rehearsing, it’s at 6:20 and transcribed below the video. [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-0Lw8b04Q0] Host: People always want to know, what is the latest with the Chili Peppers? Flea: Oh, the Chili Peppers…well, we’ve just had a hiatus, so we took a break and now, we’re, you know, we’re in the room, working on new…

  • Even more minor RHCP insider scoop from mr. Smith on the radio

    In last night’s interview, to the central-Florida based Real Radio 104.1’s The Buckethead Show, Chad Smith was mostly talking about the Bombastic Meatbats and Chickenfoot but, given that there’s more and more suspense and curiosity brewing about it; he was, of course, asked a couple of questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well. Here’s a not-so-perfect transcript of the relevant parts of the interview, starting at 08:36. As usual, there might be some blanks to fill, but please do not be perfectionists, as I still have not dug through most of your August, September and October emails, it’s almost physically impossible. Many thanks to the ever so kind…

  • RHCP are rehearsing indeed, sez Mr. Smith.

    This post is brought to you by Invisible Movement and RHCP Universe together, because we split the duties to find what was necessary; and man, we sure had a lot of caffeine as well. On Monday, Chad Smith was interviewed by yet another radio station, Cities97 and you can listen to the interview here or download it by right-clicking and saving as, as some computers have problems with Windows Media streams and it was easy to get the actual link. And Dolfina of RHCP Universe was so kind to transcribe the relevant bits: things regarding RHCP rehearsing and nominations for the RNR Hall of Fame. I hope this little tea…

  • Press’ reactions on Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations

    As we all learnt a couple of days ago, Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Since then, media has reacted, many analysysts, critics and others have come up with their views on this. Let’s see what they’re saying. PopMatters have been really nice. You can read the whole article written by AJ Ramirez, here, while the bit about RHCP follows: To think, that even a few years back the idea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers being the next alternative rock back to follow R.E.M. into the Hall would have seemed fanciful. However, over the last decade the Chili Peppers have transformed…

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers nominated for Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame

    According to numerous media reports, Red Hot Chili Peppers are amongst the candidates to enter the Rock And Roll hall of fame in March next year; together with some other artists who are eligible for the first time and a bunch of veterans who have not made it yet. Rolling Stone have a long story on this, which you can read here and an excerpt follows: The ballot for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class is one of the most diverse ever: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, Kiss and Genesis are up for nomination alongside the Stooges, Donna Summer, ABBA, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro,…

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