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NAME: Red Hot Chili Peppers
PROGRESS REPORT: Flea opens up about going back to school, the fine art of collaboration, and the Chili Peppers soon to be released new album

Given all the talk about Nirvana reissues, Soundgarden reunions and generalized nostalgia for the ’90s, it only makes sense that we’d also… More »

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Thom Yorke To Appear At Paris Climate Change Concert

This December, the eyes of the world will be on Paris as the UN Climate Change Conference convenes there to talk about how we can maybe not make the entire fucking planet uninhabitable. As the conference starts, the nonprofit Pathway To Paris will hold a 12/4 concert at the Paris venue Le Trianon. Thom Yorke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 9:04 am

Watch Patti Smith, The Edge, Flea, & Perry Farrell On Mario Batali’s New Web Series Feedback Kitchen

Mario Batali’s new web series Feedback Kitchen puts a bunch of rock stars in the kitchen with the celebrity chef to explore “the overlapping creative processes and influences of chefs and musicians.” All five episodes of the series premiered on DailyMotion today, and the featured guests include Patti Smith, The Edge, Flea, Perry Farrell, and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 26, 2015 - 9:35 am

Die Antwoord – “Ugly Boy” Video

South African shock-rappers Die Antwoord released their third album, Donker Mag, earlier this year, and they’ve just shared a cameo-filled video for “Ugly Boy.” Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, and Dita Von Teese all make appearances. …And that certainly looks like Aphex Twin in highly offensive blackface in the “Hello my name i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014 - 11:13 am

Antemasque – “Hanging In The Lurch”

After we said goodbye to the Mars Volta last year, it really seemed like the end of Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López’s longtime working relationship, which began with At The Drive In. But as we learned yesterday they have come back together and formed a new band by the name of Antemasque with Flea… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Meet Antemasque, Mars Volta Co-Leaders’ New Band With Flea

Just last year, things were not all good between Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leaders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López. Last January, the Mars Volta announced their breakup when Bixler Zavala let fly with a series of bitter, wounded tweets, angry that Rodríguez-López had gone off to tour with his new band Bosnian Rainbows: “What… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 9:21 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a marvel of swift, mechanistic spectacle-creation. Think of the logistics involved: Both teams leave the field, and then a state-of-the-art stage, complete with crazy light displays, is immediately assembled as thousands of onlookers take the field. And all this happens without in any way damaging the valuable playing surface. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Watch Atoms For Peace On The Daily Show

Between South Park, The Colbert Report, and last night’s episode of The Daily Show, there’s a reasonable chance that Thom Yorke has spent more time on Comedy Central than on any other American television network. Last night, Atoms For Peace were Jon Stewart’s guests on The Daily Show. During the interview segment, Yorke and Flea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 9:11 am

Fresh Touch – “Latest Style” (Feat. Damon Albarn, Alex Kapranos, Flea, Nick Zinner)

Much like Record Store Day, London’s Independent Label Market encourages listeners to buy music by offering limited-edition vinyl releases produced exclusively for the event in question. Tomorrow, the fifth Independent Label Market will convene — at Old Spitalfields Market in East London — and among the other goodies to be snatched up is a set… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Watch Flea On The Gorburger Show

In the first episode of season two of The Gorburger Show, our fury, blue, volatile friend interviews iconic bassist Flea. Over tea, the two pottymouths discuss Flea’s love of the Los Angeles Lakers, his scandalous sartorial choices, as well as Usher’s dance moves. Flea even shows off some of his own! Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 11, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Atoms For Peace – “Judge, Jury And Executioner”

AMOK, the debut album from Atoms For Peace — Thom Yorke’s new band, also featuring Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco — is due out in a few weeks. We’ve already heard one song from the album, “Default,” and now we’ve got one more. “Judge, Jury And Executioner” sounds like a Radiohead song… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 7, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Rocket Juice And The Moon – “Hey Shooter” (Feat. Erykah Badu)

Earlier this month, we learned that Rocket Juice And The Moon — the unlikely and awkwardly monikered supergroup of Damon Albarn, Flea, and great Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen — were planning on releasing their self-titled album next month and that it would feature appearances from luminaries like Erykah Badu. And now the group has posted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 9:24 am

Rocketjuice & The Moon Debut Out Soon, Blur LP In The Works

Damon Albarn must not sleep. The Blur/Gorillaz frontman is always juggling a few dozen projects, and from the looks of things, we’ll hear more from a couple of them soon. First up, there’s the debut album from Rocketjuice And The Moon, the appallingly-named supergroup that features Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Rocketjuice And The Moon Make Live Debut

Just a few days ago, we mentioned the formation of a supergroup called Rocketjuice And The Moon, a group that features Damon Albarn, Flea and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Over the weekend, while performing in their other, world-music-leaning supergroup An Honest Jon’s Chop Up, an outfit that features the three previously mentioned fellows as well… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 31, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Damon Albarn + Flea + Tony Allen = Rocketjuice And The Moon

For a while now, the busy Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has been talking about one of his latest projects, a new band that also features Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms For Peace bassist Flea and Tony Allen, the legendary Afrobeat drummer who previously worked with Albarn in The Good, The Bad And The Queen. Well, now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Atoms For Peace/Flying Lotus @ Roseland, NYC 4/5/10

Atoms For Peace took the stage at Roseland moments after my iPad (j/k) lit up with a NYTimes alert about the Pentagon’s new limits on when the U.S. can use nuclear weapons.
“For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Thom Yorke Names His ???? Band Atoms For Peace, Announces Tour Dates

Turns out the Thom Yorke???? moniker was too self-aggrandizing even for Thom Yorke, bless him. Each of those question marks — Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, Flea, and Nigel Godrich — are now accounted for in the name Atoms For Peace, the official moniker for the newly christened Radiohead side-project Thom unveiled in Los Angeles, i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2010 - 11:31 am

Pixies With Weird Al, Flea, Tenacious D @ Echoplex, LA 12/8/09

Well, this had to have been the the best thing to attend on so many levels. Background: Jennifer Bertrand, a friend of Frank Black’s wife Violet Clark, has a son named Winston, a ten-month old born with “two rare and complex malformations called lymphatic and venous malformations.” They threaten his life, and his health care… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2009 - 4:09 pm

Thom Yorke @ Orpheum, Los Angeles 10/5/09

And now Los Angeles can go back to paying attention to the real life. The weekend that saw Thom Yorke bare-chested and well-lit wrapped up last night at the Orpheum. The setlist was the same as the previous night’s show in the same room; photographer Andrew Youssef was the envy of everybody by making it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Thom Yorke @ Orpheum, Los Angeles 10/4/09

Unlike Friday’s show at the Echoplex, Thom Yorke and his new crew’s Orpheum gig last night was not a “rehearsal.” What that seems to mean, in practical terms, was one big tradeoff (less bare Yorke chest/belly, more extensive stage lighting setup) and one setlist deviation in Sunday night’s addition of “Super Collider.” Photographer Andrew YoussefMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 9:02 am
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