The Red Hot Chili Peppers have just launched their new website and Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer have also posted their first introductory blog entries on the site!
RHCP’s introductory blog entries…
Anthony Kiedis – it’s been a long time since i’ve written into the ether…
Posted on November 03, 2011 by Anthony
it’s been a long time since i’ve written into the ether so please feel free to let me know who you are. it all started a couple of years ago when the need to reconsider the brotherhood of the sacred red heart chili peppers led us to the livelihood that is josh klinghoffer. we plugged into amps and tuned into each other for 12 months of jamming, song writing, snacking, parking lot baseball and big sur bike riding. in a nut shell that’s how we came to be a band. it was a grateful time and to create without expectation from the wandering spotlight is a beautiful thing. we found our songs and recorded them. i kind of knew what to expect from chad and flea but discovering the dedicated flow of josh’s musical conviction in the studio was a wild ride. the whole experience was a microcosm of life where every conflict leads to an opportunity and every triumph is followed by a challenge. i’m already back in line to take that ride again. one more time, i feel like we’ve only just begun. then, we hit the road running. a 3 club california tour of the unannounced variety was first up. we executed with vicious joy. flea picked big sur as show one, josh picked nevada city as show two and i pleaded for west hollywood’s the troubadour for show number three. chad killed it at all of them and the rock show baptismal was a cherry smashing blast. off to hong kong to test the arena waters. listening to josh play that first arena show in hong kong was like lucid dreaming. i realized we were becoming what the spirit of this band had always wanted us to be. my hat is off to all of the people who attended that show. no pun intended. before heading up to japan for summer sonic fun, flea, clara balzary (our on tour photographer) and i took a ferry ride through hong kong harbor to a little residential island. we walked, got sweaty and bought tin cups to commemorate our day….after a few more sopping wet days of sweltering mid summer japanese heat, a notion came to play. a friend of mine had been mixing it up with the crowds of the summer sonic festivals and taking photos of the their fascinating faces. the energy and appearance of these fans made me want to know more about them. who they are, where they come from and what their relationship to the music of our band is all about. so now my friend, david mushegain is traveling town to town with us while we tour the world to meet, photograph and interview our fans. we’ll call them ‘redheads’ to pay bizarre homage to the fans of the grateful dead aka ‘deadheads’. links will be set up from our various sites if anyone is particularly interested in participating in the making of this book…since japan we have been around the world playing a wild ass variety of shows from the silliest of television programs to the most soulful of exchanges with south american audiences. shows played in germany, sweden, denmark, holland and france were uplifting all day and all night. thank you people for the endowment of ecstasy. i feel like our evolution as a group has hit exponential strides and has found it’s way into a rhythm of happiness that, as a band, is rare. i am so grateful for the current creative nature of this moving saturnalia. it’s got me jonesing to reclaim the stage and our next show in ireland awaits. let there be love.
Flea – Well, here’s my first blog for our new website
Posted on November 03, 2011 by Flea
Well, here’s my first blog for our new website. I have decided to use punctuation and capitals. No more internet jargon or lame abbreviations. No more psuedo poetic garbage from me! It took a while to get this website up, but here you have it. The inspiration for the look of the website came from the great artist Josef Albers work with color science. I know that none of it looks anything like Albers, but he was an inspiration nonetheless.
We have begun our world tour in earnest, and it has been amazing for us. The crowds have been phenomenal and I feel our new version of the Red Hot’s getting better all the time, I believe that we are locking into something that can unleash the power of the GODZZZ. We have had some transcendant shows, and it feels like we are getting better everyday. I really love my bandmates alot, and feel so grateful to be doing what we are doing. The feeling of hope and
potential for the future of our band is a vibrant and colorful one indeed. I just wanna rock with the boys day in and day out, I haven’t felt so inspired about the Red Hot Chili Peppers in quite some time, it feels like a new beginning and our energy is focused like a mofo.
I am deciding whether or not I should curse or not in the course of this blogging. My day to day language is full of foul mouthed base communications, but in the interest of promoting a higher level of speech I will refrain from profanity. Wait……let me try it….fuck fuck shit shit fuck fuck fuck shit, ahhh no that didnt sound good, no
more profanity and that’s it. We have a short break from tour right now, I am on a little holiday and staring out to a beautiful river in the lovely town or Cork, Ireland right now. This town is beautiful, I truly love Ireland.
That’s it for now.
Sending love to one and all (even mean people),
Chad Smith – Welcome blog
Posted on November 03, 2011 by Chad
Hey everybody! Finally.. we got it up! Welcome to our brand new site.I hope u find it beautiful,informative and entertaining. We will be keeping you up to date with all things chili pepper.Photos,new music, videos, shows etc,and just a place to meet and talk with your friends. We will be keeping u all up on the latest and greatest! See u on the road….aaaand were off!…….love, Chad
Josh Klinghoffer – My first blog entry…
Posted on November 03, 2011 by Josh
I’m not, as you’d say, the biggest blogger. I’ve never done it. I’ve never really communicated en masse. I’m thinking it’ll take a few to find my rhythm. My blog rhythm. Rhythmic blogging?
In that this is my first blog, or first entry, I’m not even sure what the appropriate term is, let me just say from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has welcomed me into the band. It means more to me than you can imagine. Thank you.
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