Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the video was shot in New Orleans, Louisiana and pays homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen.
Mullen is best known as the founder of the Hollywood punk rock club The Masque that he set up and ran from 1977 until it was shut down in 1978 due to the city’s refusal to issue the necessary permits to run it as a legal nightclub. After it’s closure, Mullen spent many years booking shows for Club Lingerie. It was during this time he met Anthony Kiedis and Flea and after hearing their demo, Mullen offered them an opening slot on a Bad Brains show. The Red Hot Chili Peppers credit him as one of their first major supports and giving them their start. Through his support and the many nightclubs he worked out the scene gave birth to not only the Red Hot Chili Peppers but bands like The Go-Go’s, X, The Weirdos and The Germs. To read more about Brendan Mullen written by Flea for The Los Angeles Times, please visit: HERE.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers would like to thank all of the dedicated fans who helped create this video.
(Click above to download a hi-res version of the photograph)
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed two open-air shows in the UK this past weekend. The live downloads are now available for purchase.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will be releasing 18 previously unreleased sides from the I'm With You sessions over the next six months. Each of the songs will be available worldwide both digitally and on 7 inch vinyl.
The first pair of sides - "Strange Man" on the A-side and "Long Progression" on the B-side - will be released on August 14, 2012. The second pair of sides - "Magpies" and "Victorian Machinery" - will be released on September 11, 2012. The third pair of sides - "Never Is A Long Time" and "Love Of Your Life" - will be released on October 2, 2012. The fourth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released November 6, 2012. The fifth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 4, 2012 and the sixth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 18, 2012. The final two releases will be released in early 2013.
Each of the nine seven-inches will feature cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes, and when combined together, form one larger piece of artwork. Brookes' well-documented background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art combine in explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs. His work has appeared in countless group shows, art fairs, and magazines such as GQ, Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay and Dazed and Confused.
The Chili Peppers just wrapped up the third North American leg of the I'm With You World Tour.
Live downloads are available for purchase from each show, including Bonnaroo:
May 25 | St. Louis, MO | Get Show
May 26 | Grand Rapids, MI | Get Show
May 28 | Rosemont, IL | Get Show
May 30 | Pittsburgh, PA | Get Show
June 1 | Detroit, MI | Get Show
June 2 | Cleveland, OH | Get Show
June 4 | Columbus, OH | Get Show
June 6 | Cincinnati. OH | Get Show
June 7 | Louisville, KY | Get Show
June 9 | Manchester, TN | Get Show
Premiere Guitar made an in-depth video detailing Josh's guitar rig. Watch now:
The professionally mixed and mastered live download from Louisville, Kentucky on June 7th is now available for purchase: click here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed three shows in Ohio last week. Purchase the professionally mixed and mastered live downloads now:
"Freer than a bird / 'Cause we're rocking' Ohio"
Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be broadcasted live on YouTube on Saturday, June 9th at 10:00pm CT: click here to watch.
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in Cleveland, Ohio on June 2nd.
Buy the professionally mixed and mastered live recording now: click here.
Premier Guitar takes a look at Flea's rig. Watch the video now!
Download the Detroit show now from our website. Has the encore speech from this guy on it! Thanks #5 and the Red Wings! - Chad
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The live downloads from Rosemont, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are now available to purchase:
Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to the United Kingdom to perform two open-air shows on June 23rd in Knebworth Park in Stevenage Hurts and June 24th at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Support for Knebworth Park: The Wombats, Reverend and the Makers & Dizzee Rascal
Support for Stadium Of Light: The Wombats, Reverend and the Makers & The Futureheads
These are the only UK dates of 2012!
For a chance to win an opportunity to meet the band, VIP ticket upgrades and more, click here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers played Anthony's hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan last week.
Purchase the live download now: click here.
The live download from St. Louis, Missouri on May 25th is now available: click here to purchase.
The live download from Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 19th is now available: click here to purchase.
Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats Live Meat And Potatoes is now available on iTunes: click here.
"Look Around" has been nominated for MTV's O Music Awards for Most Innovative Video.
Voting is now open: click here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining Austin City Limits on October 14th.
Tickets on sale now: click here.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CALL FOR GERMAN AUTHORITIES TO STOP EXTRADITION OF SEA SHEPHERD CAPTAIN PAUL WATSON TO COSTA RICA
For 31 years Captain Paul Watson has been at the helm of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and a leader in the fight for a clean environment and marine conservation.
The arrest of Captain Watson in Germany we believe is in part due to the fact that he uncovered an illegal shark finning operations in Costa Rica.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are longtime supporters of Sea Shepherd, Captain Watson and the wonderful work they do to save our ocean and protecting marine wildlife globally.
To our fans if you would like to learn more or find out how to support Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd please CLICK HERE or you can stop at the Sea Shepherd table at all of our North American concerts this year.