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,…

June 8th: RHCP's 'Californication' Anniversary

Monday, June 8th is the anniversary of the release of Red Hot Chili Peppers’s Californication. In honor of this anniversary, the GMI team has created three sharable graphics and compiled fast facts for your social media efforts. **FYI:  A story will be posted to you station’s classic rock news feed to link back to on social media, as well.** Let us know if you…