• Chad Smith on RHCP hiatus, reunion in October and where they all have been

    OK. I saw this interview posted by justin7894 on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ official BBS; and since it generated quite a lot of unnecessary hype due to a mention of a single date, it made me so sick that I didn’t even give it a listen. Not to mention countless emails I got just because of that date. But then I took a big sip of Pepsi Max, gave it a listen and wow, there’s some cool stuff in it and it lacks the moodyness of the yesterday’s article. So, what is it? It’s another, this time radio, interview with Chad Smith, done for Elliot In The Morning on…

  • Chad Smith on RHCP’s recording process, future and John Frusciante

    In an interview for CraveOnline.com, Chad Smith talked about Red Hot Chili Peppers quite a lot. This probably is the only article where he spoke about the whole thing more than just saying they would be back in October. CraveOnline: How are you gearing up mentally for the Chili Peppers to kick back into gear? Chad Smith: It’s all good! I’m ready, it’s gonna be fun. We haven’t played in two years, so that’s the longest we’ve ever not played together. CraveOnline: There’s been a lot of concern over that, since you’ve been gone for so long. And John (Frusciante, RHCP guitarist) made a couple comments a while back on…

  • Rick Rubin’s book gets a bad review, but we get cool excerpts!

    Not the first time a sharp review of something has come from PopMatters. In case some of you don’t remember, one of its staffers reviewed The Empyrean earlier this year, called Unreachable “Unbearable” and faced quite a lot of flaming in comments. This time, however, it’s not directly about John and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s about theRick Rubin: In The Studio book by Jake Brown. I get it they’re really big fans of the whole bunch? However, despite the book getting a low grade, 3 out of 10, it sounds like people who visit this website could enjoy it even more than what was previously thought! You really…

  • Chad Smith on RHCP regrouping, demos up to 10 years old and John

    In a recent lengthy interview with MusicRadar; Chad Smith spoke about his Meatbeats, Chickenfoot and, of course, the future of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Joe Bosso, who interviewed both him and John during 2008; asked a question about all *four* band members coming back into the studio, very explicitely. Do you have any demos written? “There’s ideas floating around. One of them dates back to 1999, I think. Flea, Anthony and I did jam recently. That felt good. But as far as demos go, we’ll just start writing in October.” What about John Frusciante? He’s the one guy who’s always been in question. In fact, earlier this year he…

  • ExploreMusic hope RHCP will be more inspired this time…

    …basically, the author of the article the following excerpt is of, Adam Morrison, thinks that only one of the four Peppers was always delivering his best work. Let’s see who that is and why. Their relevance in the first part of their career is unquestionable, being an accessible alt/funk rock band, grabbing attention with their personalities/image/stunts. When John Frusciante joined, things got better, and when he left, things got pretty bad. When Frusciante rejoined for Californication, the band seemed to be as inspired as ever. By The Way was okay but more of the same, and I think Stadium Arcadium was, with the exception of a couple of tracks, bloated…

  • Anthony Kiedis and Flea confirm RHCP are getting back to studio

    Eminent entertainment and politics magazine Rolling Stone caught up with the Chilis at Flea’s Silverlake conservatory event and got some words on their future from the frontman and the bassist. Anthony Kiedis said: “We’ve decided to write some songs. We imposed a two-year hiatus, which we felt we needed, then we went back to the roundtable and the decision was, ‘Let’s do this.’ The seeds are being planted.” Flea said: “After being kind of burnt at the end of our last tour, I feel major enthusiasm and vigor. Not like a restlessness, but a really healthy excitement. I’m just into it and ready to go forward.” To read the whole…

  • Once again, Chad Smith on RHCP writing more songs et cetera

    The rumours, stories and predictions of what may come out of the announcement that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will start jamming together in October are getting out of control and it’s still only one of the band members who’s speaking…you guessed it, Chad Smith. He has something to say again, this time it’s for MLive. Smith, who’s played with Grand Rapids native Anthony Kiedis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers the past 20 years, said that band decided to take a year off after its last tour, but plans to get back together again in October to “start writing some more songs.” “It re-energizes you, and it’s healthy to…

  • John has been supportive of Chickenfoot, Chad says

    In the huge soup of news regarding Chickenfoot tour and a bunch of things Chad Smith has said regarding Red Hot Chili Peppers’ future, this lengthy article caught my attention and I guess this excerpt will catch your attention, too. Smith has an eye on October, when the Chili Peppers will reconvene to prepare for a new album and tour. His fellow Chili Peppers have been supportive of his side project, says Smith — particularly guitarist and Van Halen aficionado John Frusciante. To everyone who saw the statements from the MusicRadar podcast as the ultimate expression of hatred; given that this was probably one of the two things in that…

  • Even more press reactions on RHCP jamming again

    A couple more days have gone by and the media is still picking on the Billboard article about RHCP going to jam in October, during the breaks between Chad Smith’s commitments with Chickenfoot and Meatbeats. It’s pretty interesting to follow this, given that some people are really ecstatic to the point where it’s scary, that some are amused and that there are even those writing in all caps and wanting to kill the band. In fact, MTV was the most original of them all and they actually provided their news in an unusual format, with the full-length Californication video clip attached to it (before you ask: no, you won’t get…

  • Press reactions on the most recent RHCP news and a playlist

    There’s nothing officially said by the rest of the RHCP after Chad Smith told Billboard they’re going back to their usual jamming in October last Friday. However, this was apparently distributed to all news agencies, as media is totally mad about it and us who get news alerts and clippings can only curse the day we were born. So, for all of you, here’s a compilation of these news items. I think it’s interesting to see how each site worded it, and some of them have included some videos and photos that you can enjoy and rewind your memories; while some others still use agency photos from the last century.…

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