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FLEA TO RELEASE SOLO EP, HELEN BURNS, TODAY TO BENEFIT SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Posted in New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , on July 20, 2012 by Randy

EP AVAILABLE AT “A NAME YOUR OWN PRICE”

FOR A LIMITED TIME AT SILVERLAKECONSERVATORY.COM/HELEN_BURNS

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea announced today he is releasing a solo EP today entitled Helen Burns to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the non-profit organization he created with friends in 2001.

“Hi people who like The Red Hot Chili Peppers! I love you a lot! Mucho!  Just wanted to give you a heads up about this little record ‘Helen Burns’ I am putting out on the Silverlake Conservatory website,” said Flea.  “Warning! It is not a Chili Pepper record. It does not have songs that are like the Chili Peppers at all. It is a mostly instrumental, weird and arty record, the music is mostly just me creating soundscapes that are very emotional for me, but certainly not for everyone!  Just me tripping out at home. I am putting it out to raise money for The Silverlake Conservatory of Music a community based non profit music school that I am an integral part of. There you have it. See you all soon I hope!”

Downloads of the EP are available at “a name your own price” HERE until August 9th when it becomes available be at all digital retailers.   Additionally, there will also be a limited edition 180-gram vinyl that Flea will personally sign andinclude a piece of one of the bass strings he used while touring.  The vinyl can also be ordered HERE.

HELEN BURNS TRACKLISTING

1.              333

2.              Pedestal of Infamy

3.              A Little Bit of Sanity

4.              HelenBurns

5.              333 revisited

6.              Lovelovelove

 

ABOUT THE SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is non-profit organization founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and acouple of friends in 2001 with the mission of facilitating basic music education.  Its primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate.   The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments.   The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.

 

www.silverlakeconservatory.org

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE 2012 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN APRIL

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2011 by Randy

Los Angeles, CA – Multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will be 2012 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors legendary artists who have defined rock and roll and have inspired and continue to inspire a generation. To be eligible for nomination, performers must have released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year of nomination.

Formed in Hollywood, California in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the most flamboyant, commercially successful, and musically influential bands of rock’s last quarter century. Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Balzary a/k/a Flea, guitarist Hillel Slovak, and drummer Jack Irons were high-school pals who combined their passions for Jimi Hendrix, ’70s R&B, and hardcore punk with sexual exuberance and local skateboard culture, immediately becoming famous for their outrageous (often near-naked) live shows and incendiary jamming. After Slovak’s death in 1988 and other personnel changes, the Chili Peppers – with guitar prodigy John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith – broke through with 1991’s BloodSugarSexMagik, a multi-platinum fusion of metal and rap that was pivotal in bringing modern black street culture and music to the Nirvana generation.

The Chili Peppers’ hits have run the melodic and emotional gamut from the fierce hip hop of BloodSugar’s “Give It Away” and the 1992 ballad “Under The Bridge,” (one of the best pop songs ever written about the grip of addiction), to the heavy riffing of “Scar Tissue” and the gorgeous melancholy of “Otherside” on 1999’s Californication. The Chili Peppers’ 2006 two-CD set Stadium Arcadium, an ambitious collection that added ’60s-pop harmonies, blazing psychedelia, and progressive-rock dynamics to their heavy California soul –  debuted at No. 1. After their longest hiatus ever, the Chili Peppers returned over the summer with 2011’s I’m With You (which debuted at No. 1 in 17 countries and has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album), and a new tour that will take them through 2013.

The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, in Cleveland and premiere on HBO in early May. The 2012 ceremony will again be open to the public. Please visit www.rockhall.com for more information.

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF UPCOMING U.S. TOUR IN SUPPORT OF CURRENT ALBUM I’M WITH YOU

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Randy

TICKETS GO ON-SALE DECEMBER 3RD FOR SIX JANUARY SHOWS ON NATIONWIDE ARENA TOUR

MORE DATES ON BAND’S FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TREK SINCE 2007 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

NEW SINGLE “MONARCHY OF ROSES” IS CLIMBING

THE ALTERNATIVE RADIO CHART

November 28, 2011 – Los Angeles – Multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will launch the North American leg of their I’m With You World Tour in January. Tickets for six shows go on sale on December 3rd (see below for routing) with more shows and ticket on-sale dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The 2012 arena tour will be the band’s first full-scale tour of the U.S. since 2007 when they hit the road in support of 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe through mid-December in support of I’m With You, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock and Alternative album charts, as well as on the Top Internet Albums and iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart. The first single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” hit the top spot at Modern Rock radio, giving the band its 12th No. 1 at the format. A second single, “Monarchy of the Roses” is currently the No. 2 greatest gainer on Mediabase’s Alternative chart.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”

01/25  Charlotte, NC         Time Warner Cable Arena

01/27  Raleigh, NC             RBC Center

01/28  Columbia, SC          ColonialLife Arena

01/30  Duluth, GA              Gwinnett Arena

01/31  Greensboro, NC     Greensboro Coliseum

02/03  Memphis, TN          FedEx Forum

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