Red Hot Chili Peppers play gig in Flea's backyard

The special show took place last night in Los Angeles for the bass player's 50th birthday

Red Hot Chili Peppers play gig in Flea's backyard

Photo: Press/Clara Balzary

Red Hot Chili Peppers played a special show in bass player Flea's back garden last night (October 16).

The gig was held to celebrate Flea's 50th birthday and was staged as a fundraiser for Flea's music school, the Silver Lake Conservatory.

Punk band Rancid also played the event in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles which included an art auction, where a piece by Banksy sold for over $100,000.

At 10.30pm (PST) Red Hot Chili Peppers performed for an audience which included actors Owen Wilson and Edward Norton as well as producer Rick Rubin. The band played a nine-song set, reports Rolling Stone, which included a cover of Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'. Young plays the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles tonight (October 17) with Crazy Horse.

Speaking at the event to Rolling Stone, in light of Tuesday's second US presidential debate, Flea said: "The last thing that should happen is a funding cut for education; it should be increased. We need to put more money towards education and anything else is abusive. The most important thing to me with any politician is that they don't start wars, but education is a big part of that, too, because educated people are less likely to do stupid, violent things."

Onstage, Flea told the crowd: "It's been kind of an overwhelming experience for me. It feels really meaningful and poignant to have everybody come out and support."

Red Hot Chili Peppers played:

'Can't Stop'
'Snow (Hey Oh)'
'Monarchy of Roses'
'Soul to Squeeze'
'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie'
'Right on Time'
'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'
'Give It Away'
'By the Way'


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