Red Hot Chili Peppers, Journey to Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown
... The Music Midtown festival in Atlanta has announced Red Hot Chili Peppers
and Journey as headliners for the 2013 music festival. The event, which will take place in the city's Piedmont Park on Sept. 20-21, will also feature Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Jane's Addiction and Arctic Monkeys among many others. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday and start at $95 for two-day passes, with one day passes ranging from $40-65 depending on the day. These early-bird prices will increase after Aug. 1 to $110 and $50-75, respectively. Check out the schedule and full lineup below, and head over to the festival's website for more ticket information. Music Midtown 2013 Lineup Friday, Sept. 20 Journey Jane's Addiction 2 Chainz Phoenix Cake North Mississippi Allstars The Mowgli's Drivin N Cryin Saturday, Sept. 21 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Queens of the Stone Age Imagine Dragons Weezer Kendrick Lamar Arctic Monkeys Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tegan and Sara The Black Lips Reignwolf The Neighbourhood ZZ Ward Mona Capital Cities Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Making New Album Plans
... (Radio.com) After nearly two years of touring in support of their half-million-selling tenth album I'm With You, the Red Hot Chili Peppers
are finally winding down and may soon book some studio time to work on new material. "We're probably looking at getting together in September and getting on a roll and starting to write songs for the next record," drummer Chad Smith told Billboard. Smith elaborated that the band won't have any "fully formed songs until the four of us get together in a room together." At this point, Smith says they just have little "tidbits" and "ideas percolating." Before the Los Angeles foursome can settle down and hit the studio, they'll check off a few more festival performances including San Francisco's Outside Lands and Metallica's Orion Festival, taking over Belle Isle Park in Smith's home town of Detroit on June 8. more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers (1983-)
Anthony Kiedis (vocals) 1983-
Flea (bass) 1983-
Hillel Slovak (guitar) 1983; 1985-1988
Jack Irons (drums) 1983; 1985-1988
Jack Sherman (guitar) 1983-1985
Cliff Martinez (drums) 1983-1985
Blackbyrd McKnight (guitar) 1988-1989
D.H. Peligro (drums) 1988-1989
John Frusciante (guitar) 1989-1992; 1999-2009
Chad Smith (drums) 1989-
Arik Marshall (guitar) 1992-1993
Jesse Tobias (guitar) 1993
Dave Navarro (guitar) 1993-1999
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Flea's real name is Michael Balzary and he was born in Melbourne, Australia. He met Slovak and Irons at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Phil Spector and Slash also went to Fairfax. The gym was used for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video.
Kiedis was born to actor Blackie Dammett and had some early acting roles in F.I.S.T. (1978) and Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (1978). You may not have recognized him because he was billed as Cole Dammett. His mother is part Apache Indian.
Flea has had an acting career. His resume includes: The Big Lebowski (as Nihilist), Back to the Future, Part II and Part III (as Douglas J. Needles), My Own Private Idaho (as Budd), Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (as The Ruined Man). He is also the voice of Donnie on movie and TV series The Wild Thornberrys.
Irons and Slovak formed a group called What Is This? as a side project in the early 1980s, which contractually prevented them from recording with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but they quickly returned to the lineup to tour.
Hillel Slovak died of a speedball (heroin and cocaine) overdose 1988 on a European tour. Their drummer Jack Irons left soon after because he said, "I didn't want to be part of something where my friends were dying." That's when they replaced them with John Frusciante (guitarist), and Chad Smith (drums). John was eventually having drug problems and he left before they were able to start recording One Hot Minute so they replaced him with the former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, just for that album. Then in 1997 John came back to start their next album Californication. He has been with the band ever since. The only two members of the RHCP that have been with the band since the beginning have been Anthony Kiedis and Michael "Flea" Balzary. (thanks, Kyle - Boise, ID)
McKnight and Peligro were from Parliament-Funkadelic and the Dead Kennedys, respectively, but they didn't jive with the others. Frusciante was a big Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, who also happened to be an amazing guitarist, and they auditioned to find Chad Smith.
In 1989, Kiedis was convicted in Virginia of indecent exposure and sexual battery. In 1990, after an incident at MTV's Spring Break, Smith and Flea were found guilty of battery. Flea was also found guilty of disorderly conduct and solicitation to commit an unnatural and lascivious act. They had jumped offstage, picked up a woman and spanked her several times.
Navarro had been the guitarist for Jane's Addiction, and since his time with the Chili Peppers has returned to play with that group.
Slovak taught Flea to play bass. Flea was a trumpet prodigy who dreamed of being in a famous jazz band. He thought rock 'n' roll was for boneheads until Slovak turned him on with Jimi Hendrix and the Who. Flea has played the trumpet on records for Jane's Addiction and Mike Watt. (thanks, Matt - Wappingers Falls, NY)
The group's first name, with their original lineup, was Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem.
One of the band's trademark live acts is playing onstage completely naked except for one strategically placed tube sock. In their later years, they began wearing pants onstage, but the concept of the shirt still seemed to elude them. At the Woodstock concert in '99, Flea performed completely naked. (thanks, Colton - Puyallup, WA)
Frusciante (pronounced Froo-shon-tay) released a couple of solo albums during his mid-Nineties break from the band. This didn't stop his drug addiction, nor did it keep him for being homeless and broke. Only when he checked himself into rehab did he finally return to the band.
Anthony, Flea, and Hillel were once a band called "We Three." (thanks, Ben - Jeff City, MO)
After quitting RHCP on May 7th, 1992, Frusciante spent most of his time painting, writing stories, figuring out mathematical equations and science theories, as well as writing scripts. (thanks, Glenn - Sydney, Australia)
Their first guitarist, Hillel Slovak, died of a heroin overdose. Their second guitarist, John Frusciante, left the band after Blood Sugar Sex Magik because of his heroin addiction. He was replaced by Dave Navarro, formerly the lead guitarist of Jane's Addiction. Frusciante eventually kicked his addiction and returned to the band for Californication. (thanks, Andy - Arlington, VA)
In 2001, Flea founded the nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, which offers music lessons and instruments to children in need.
After seeing a documentary explaining how meat is made, Kiedis became a vegetarian. In 2008, he was named Sexiest Male Vegetarian Alive by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
In late 2009, John Frusciante announced his exit from the band. In his post on his blog, he revealed that he had quit the group more than a year ago and mentioned a desire to make a different kind of music, alone. He's put out 10 solo discs in the last 15 years, and six since 2004. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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