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My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for “Stuck Like Glue,” a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily codified country radio landscape. I hadn’t paid close attention to mainstream country since I was a kid, but somehow “Stuck Like Glue” made its way into my browser and captured… More »

With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show’s venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside within the seem geekish… More »

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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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Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Join Foo Fighters Onstage In NYC

Sometimes, a band that’s led by a drummer and already has another drummer just needs to add a third drummer to the mix. Last night, Foo Fighters played a show at Citi Field in Queens, despite Dave Grohl still being laid up with a broken leg. During their set, they packed in a ton of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2015 - 10:03 am

Chad Smith Vs. Will Ferrell Drum-Off Now Involves Lars Ulrich, Is No Longer Funny

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell are famous for different reasons, but they’ve also been famous, for a minute, for looking exactly like each other. They took that whole celebrity-resemblance thing to its natural conclusion last month with their Tonight Show drum-off. But now they’re pushing the joke way beyond where it needs to go, jointly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Watch Chad Smith & Will Ferrell’s Drum-Off, Red Hot Chili Peppers Play With The Roots On Fallon

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith have long found themselves near the top of every celebrity-lookalike listicle, and last week, we learned the news that the two would stage a drum-off for charity on The Tonight Show. That drum-off happened last night, and massive credit is due to Will Ferrell for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014 - 8:57 am

Chad Smith & Will Ferrell Set Fallon Drum-Off

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith look almost exactly like each other, to the point of confusion. This isn’t a particularly new story. The two end up at the top of every celebrity-lookalike list. But now, as Rolling Stone reports, they’re doing something about it: Holding a drum-off on The TonightMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 10:07 am

CIA Tortured Prisoner With Red Hot Chili Peppers According To New Senate Intelligence Committee Report

It’s so tempting to make jokes about this, but it’s also a truly fucked up situation: As Al Jazeera reports, a recent Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s Guantanamo Bay prison reveals that the CIA has recently used music as one torture instrument among many. The report centers on the Saudi prisoner Zain Abidi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 11:13 am

These Were Super Bowl Viewers’ FCC Complaints About Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Suggestive Lyrics, Exposed Nipples

While we all remember a lot of unhappy viewers reporting to the FCC during M.I.A.’s Superbowl performance a few years back. Now many complaints about the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performance have surfaced as a way to prove that people will find a way to get offended by anything. The issues range from being disgusted… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 14, 2014 - 10:56 am

Axl Rose Has A Theory About Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unplugged Super Bowl Performance

The Super Bowl is but a distant memory, yet the Chili Peppers’ Cordgate controversy continues to annihilate our nation’s collective sensibilities. Flea already gave us his side of the story — “[We] were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not … More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 5, 2014 - 11:15 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

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Abracadabralifornia” Just Won The Super Bowl

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to join Bruno Mars at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and this seems like the best reason yet to hope for some sort of Black Sunday situation. But in a commendable act of civic protest, someone has uploaded a note-perfect RHCP parody called “Abracadabralifornia” to this remarkablyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoon were greeted by Kurt Vile’s excellent set on the Sutro Stage. Later a small, but dedicated group headed to an unlisted secret show by The Head And The Heart that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: “It’s not about the music, man, it’s about the festival experience.” With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Brendan’s Death Song” Video

If there’s such a thing as an ultimate Red Hot Chili Peppers video, it probably includes the following four things: (1) fire, (2) bare-chested raging out, (3) skimpily dressed hot girls, (4) hard-earned weatherbeaten musing on the fleeting nature of life. It’s not exactly easy to find room for all four of those things i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012 - 10:48 am

John Frusciante – “Glowe”

The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante left his old band a few years ago to once again return to life as a mercurial, cultishly loved solo act. Frusciante’s got an EP called Letur-Lefr coming later this summer, and one of its tracks is a minute-long instrumental psychedelic noodle called “Glowe.” Listen to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Download Coldplay’s “Fight For Your Right” Cover In Honor Of MCA

At the Hollywood Bowl last night, Coldplay revived their acoustic, piano-led cover of “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” in memory of Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away yesterday. Watch and download the MP3 below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 5, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Check Out Photos And Video From Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductions

The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions took place in Cleveland Saturday night, and while there were a lot of no shows — Faces’ Rod Stewart, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chili Pepper John Frusciante, and Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed, and Izzy Stradlin — only Axl’s absence was booed by… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2012 - 9:30 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Look Around” Video

This is a big morning for music videos from veteran funk-metal Lollapalooza headliner bands who have, at various points, counted both Flea and Dave Navarro as members. We already saw Jane’s Addiction’s “Underground” video, and now here’s a clip for “Look Around,” a song from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 album I’m With You. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

GN’R, Beasties, RHCP Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

The Rock Hall is the sort of boomer pageantry that younger music fans tend to sweep aside like, say, the Grammys. That is until the Rock Hall starts actively honoring/shafting the artists you remember from their first time around, before reunions, and contemporary microgenre reappropriation, and post-mortem renaissances. That is to say, until younger music… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 7, 2011 - 10:09 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Monarchy Of Roses” Video

The new video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers track “Monarchy Of Roses” is a chopped-up, animated, mostly black-and-white affair, in which the Chili Peppers inhabit environments taken directly from the drawings of a particular artist, the great Black Flag-affiliated pen-and-ink brutalist Raymond Pettibon. Marc Klasfeld directed the video, but it’s credited as being “inspired… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011 - 10:19 am
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