Interview with Producer Michael Beinhorn

A couple of days ago I saw the headline: Acclaimed Music Producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy, Fuel, Marilyn Manson) Launches Pre-Production Services for the People. I was thrilled and then quickly recalled that I had advised dozens of band and musicians that producers and pre-production are critical if you want the…

June 8, 1999: RHCP Release ‘Californication’

Californication was a sort of comeback album in many ways. The Red Hot Chili Peppers seemed to get their mojo back on this album. The same hard hitting rock and downright funk found on 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik was back in full force. The Chili Peppers were working with legendary producer Rick Rubin again…

Dave Grohl and Chad Smith Discuss Early Influences

The Foo Fighters' episode of Landmarks Live in Concert will air on PBS tonight! In the episode, Dave Grohl and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) sat down and talked about some of their earlier influences growing up. Two legends of an era, talking music! Click the link below to check it out!

7 Original Band Names We’re Glad Didn’t Stick

On August 29, 1959, an up-and-coming band called The Quarry Men played the opening night of a new teen hangout called the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool, England. Of course, that band would go on to become The Beatles.  (Perhaps you’ve heard of them?)

Flea Sounds Off On Music Education

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is speaking out about the need for more funding for music and arts education in U.S. schools, telling Rolling Stone that, "It's child abuse, it's just wrong."

Chad Smith Sits in With Local Bands?!

So my dad actually brought this up to me the other day as a good subject to write about in my rock reports but I figured I would do a blog so you can all see pictures and video with the story! One of my favorite drummers- Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,…

Leg Injury Isn’t Keeping Anthony Kiedis From The Stage

The Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the road after a 10-day break on Thursday night (February 2) in Detroit, and frontman Anthony Kiedis is still wearing an orthopedic walking boot on his left leg -- although that hardly kept him from hopping and skipping around the stage during the 100-minute show.

Interview with Anthony Kiedis of RHCP

I must admit after a lifetime of going to concerts (more than 600 at this point) I’ve become a bit jaded. Last night at JLA (2/2/17) taking in the Red Hot Chili Peppers not only proved that I haven’t seen it all, they also gave me the needed slap in the face style reminder of…

Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Join Meltdown and I tonight at Cobo Joes downtown Detroit for Red Hot Chili Peppers pre-party! Stop by for some great food and drinks before the show!! After i will be heading over to the Joe Louis Arena with Steve Black to hangout before the concert!! Make sure you stop by at one of those…

Chad Smith On His New Hosting Gig

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith comes to TV tonight (January 20) as the host of Great Performances: Landmarks Live In Concert, a new PBS music and travel series that features artists performing in locales that have meaning for them. 

RHCP Fills Bonnaroo Headline Slot

Those keeping their eyes out for the Bonnaroo lineup announcement today (January 11) already knew that U2 would be headlining the June 8-11 Manchester, Tenn. festival, but now the fest got an extra dose of rock at the top of the bill.

9 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Rock

“The Ugly Christmas Sweater” isn’t just a trend anymore; it’s now part of holiday tradition.  So, if you’re invited to one (or more) Christmas parties this year, why not rock one of these festive tops?!