Posts tagged "Red Hot Chili Peppers"

Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Clay Aiken is running for congress. No, we’re not joking. The former American Idol winner is seeking the democratic nomination in North Carolina. He’s got our vote! [Gossip Cop]

:: In perhaps the least helpful scoop of all time, hitmaker Ryan Tedder has revealed that Adele‘s new album sounds “amazing” and “very Adele-ish”. I wonder if he heard the Phil Collins collaborations or not. [Twitter]

:: Red Hot Chili Peppers have come clean about not playing their instruments at this year’s Super Bowl. It seems there wasn’t enough time to set up live instruments, so they used a backing track. [MTV]

:: You know you’ve made it when Dave Chappelle crowd surfs at your show. That’s exactly what happened on the opening night of Skrillex‘s tour in San Francisco and there’s video to prove it. [Vice]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Join Bruno Mars At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now
Bruno Mars interrupted FOX’s January 11 football broadcast (above) to talk about his anticipated Super Bowl halftime show. “The thing is, I want to raise the stakes,” he said. “I want to give [New Jersey's] MetLife Stadium and the viewers at home a real musical experience, do something fun, do something exciting, maybe even a little unexpected.”

Turns out, Mars invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him.

FOX announced Mars as its halftime performer with a commercial, featuring footage of him as a 4-year-old Elvis Presley impersonator — as a host said, “tomorrow’s King of Rock and Roll.” Through Unorthodox Jukebox, he’s since made himself known for his savvy blend of ’50s pop, ’60s Motown and damning Sting impersonation, which could make for an interesting match to the Chili Peppers’ funk-meets-punk machismo. More »

Coachella Lineup 2013: The Stone Roses, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline

The official lineup for Coachella 2013 is here. Rejoice! After teasing us with an “artsy” trailer earlier this week (which revealed zilch about this year’s musical acts) the music and art festival finally gave the Internet what it had been waiting for: the annual poster reveal. Those who mistook this photo of a rock in the middle of a field posted to Coachella’s Facebook page as a hint the Rolling Stones would headline after will be surprised to learn that the photo was actually referring Friday night headliners The Stone Roses.

Among the other groups with top billing for the April 12 – 14 and April 19 – 21 fest are Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable 2013 acts include: Tegan And Sara, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, Grimes, 2 Chainz, Beach House, Alex Clare, La Roux, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend,  the xx, The LumineersJanelle Monae, Major Lazer and Jessie WareMore »

Pussy Riot Releases Video Thanking Madonna, Green Day, Bjork & Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Riot Continues
Members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot released a video Thursday (Sep. 6) to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin and the imprisonment of three of the band’s members.In the video, the members speak broken English and thank their supporters in the music world (“Thank you Madonna! Thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers! Thank you Björk! Thank you Green Day!”) before burning a giant photo of Putin. Watch the video up top. More »

Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Austin City Limits

The tireless Florence Welch is clearly trying to ensure that 2012 will be her busiest year ever. The flame-haired Florence + The Machine singer and her band were announced today as headliners for the 11th annual Austin City Limits festival, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White And The Avett Brothers.

Austin City Limits will once again take place in Austin, Texas’ Zilker Park, from October 12 – 14. The festival will cap off Florence’s 13-date Ceremonials Tour, which wraps in Alburquerque on October 10. (She’s also doing Lollapalooza.) Other acts on the ACL roster include Gotye, Kimbra, Avicii, M83 and Rufus Wainwright. Catch the full lineup here.

Beastie Boys Tributes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead & More Honor Adam Yauch

The death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer, has caused practically everyone in entertainment to come out and pay their respects to the rapper, songwriter and filmmaker. Coldplay and fun. honored MCA by covering some of Beastie Boys’ classic songs live in concert, while Madonna and Mike D and Ad-Rock penned touching blog entries sharing their memories of Yauch. And the tributes have yet to slow down — head below for more examples of how loved Yauch and the Beastie Boys are by pretty much everyone. More »

Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris & Fun.

Twenty-one years after initially kicking off as a touring extravaganza, and seven years after taking up one-stop residency at Chicago’s Grant Park, Lollapalooza has announced the lineup for its 2012 fest scheduled for the weekend of August 3 – 5. Headliners this year include , The Black Keys, a reunited Black Sabbath and Jack White. (Are you noticing the color theme here?) A bit further down, acts as varied as recent MTV Unplugged star Florence + The Machine, , , , , , and fill the roster. Both souvenir ($75) and early bird ($200) three-day passes are sold out, but you can still grab regular ($230) three-day passes — and check the full list of acts performing — here.

Bonnaroo 2012: Radiohead And Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Festival Lineup

The initial lineup for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival was announced today. The event, which is scheduled to take place June 7 – 10 at the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee as last year, boasts Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the newly-reunited Beach Boys at the top of the roster of performers. Also on board: Grammy winners Bon Iver and Skrillex, “Pumped Up Kicks” hit-makers Foster The People, Feist, Yelawolf, Ludacris and (speaking of reunions) Ben Folds Five. Catch the full list of the first wave of artists announced below.
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Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses For 2012 Rock Hall Of Fame

In addition to veteran acts like “Mellow Yellow” crooner Donovan, the late (and quite prolific) singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and ’60s “Itchykoo Park” hit-makers Small Faces, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will be inducting a trio of pioneering ’80s acts in 2012: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Guns N’ Roses.
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Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Tops Chart With Nearly One Million Copies Sold

Despite a wide array of harsh reviews, Lil Wayne managed to defy the critics and sell 964,000 copies of his ninth LP Tha Carter IV in its first week, more than enough to place the album at #1 on the new Billboard Top 200 chart. Weezy has now displaced Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne as the album with the second-best sales week this year, behind only the 1.1. million copies Lady Gaga’s Born This Way sold in late May. (Of course, Tha Carter IV achieved its feat without the aid of a 99-cent Amazon MP3 store deal.)
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