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Has Chad Smith hinted that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to retire?

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has hinted that the California band could be set to retire, 33 years after releasing their debut album. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The drummer, who first joined the band in 1988, was speaking to Sirius XM's Eddie Trunk when he suggested that age could be...

Red Hot Chili Peppers reunite with original drummer

Leeds and LA have the same music taste, including Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers reunited with their original drummer Jack Irons last weekend, performing together in tribute to the band's late guitarist Hillel Slovak. Irons and Slovak were the band's original drummer and guitarist upon their formation in 1983, alongside remaining members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Flea (bass). Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, which prompted Irons to...

13 albums recorded in weird places

Radiohead's Thom Yorke
With Kanye West relocating to a remote mountaintop retreat in the US state of Wyoming to record the follow up to 2016's 'The Life of Pablo’, here’s a run-through of some of the weirdest and wackiest places people have chosen to lay down their albums... 1. Radiohead – 'OK Computer' The album: Radiohead’s magnum opus. The record that catapulted them to super-stardom was their...

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis: ‘I don’t judge Chris Cornell for committing suicide’

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Keidis and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell
Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Keidis has spoken out about the suicide of his friend and former touring partner Chris Cornell, saying that he 'doesn't judge him' for taking his own life. Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Cornell was found dead in his hotel room last month (May 17). He was 52. While his death is being treated as a suicide,...

Anthony Kiedis on Chris Cornell: ‘He left the world a better place’

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has addressed the death of Chris Cornell, saying that the late singer "left the world a better place". Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Cornell was found dead in his hotel room last month (May 17). He was 52. Speaking in a new interview, Kiedis said of Cornell: "He is of our generation... You never expect a contemporary who’s...

Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz to play Austin City Limits 2017

Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz
Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz are to play this year's Austin City Limits (ACL) festival. Chance the Rapper, The Killers, The xx, Skepta and Solange have also been confirmed for the annual bash in Texas, which takes place over two weekends, from October 6-8 and October 13-15. Other acts confirmed include Martin Garrix, Run The Jewels, Ice Cube, Ryan...

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers cover ‘Seasons’ in tribute to Chris Cornell

Anthony Kiedis and Chris Cornell
Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell at their show in Indianopolis last night (May 18) by performing the singer's track 'Seasons' - watch fan-shot footage of the performance below. The music world united in grief yesterday after the tragic news of Cornell's passing broke. He was found dead in his hotel room after a show...

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new video for ‘Goodbye Angels’

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared a video for their song 'Goodbye Angels'. The track is lifted from last year’s ‘The Getaway’, the band's eleventh studio album. This new clip follows Danish actress Klara Kristin enjoying a big night out at a RHCP gig. Watch below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txTqtm58AqM Read more: Red Hot Or Not? Five Reasons To Love Or Loathe The Red Hot Chili Peppers Meanwhile, RHCP drummer Chad...

Dave Grohl and Chad Smith to feature on new Spinal Tap album?

Dave Grohl and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith could be set to feature on a new solo album from Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls. Smalls is portrayed by Harry Shearer in the iconic This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary and, according to a recent tweet from Smith, the character is set to release a new solo record. As Loudwire reports, Smith recently tweeted a...

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers honour Chuck Berry by covering ‘Johnny B. Goode’

Anthony Kiedis and Chuck Berry
Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry last weekend by performing a cover of 'Johnny B. Goode' during the show in Vancouver. The rock'n'roll pioneer passed away on Saturday from natural causes, aged 90. Tributes have poured in for the artist, with the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger declaring that Berry's music "is ingrained inside us forever." ...