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Flea with extras on the set of the Brendan’s Death Song Video Shoot.

Flea with extras on the set of the Brendan’s Death Song Video Shoot.

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Watch the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video online now!
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Brendan’s Death Song Music Video released tomorrow!"The New Video for "Brendan’s Death Song" comes out Tommorow..oh yeah, uh huh..yepper" - Chad Smith on Twitter 50 minutes ago.Until then, check out some pictures and videos from the shoot.

Brendan’s Death Song Music Video released tomorrow!
"The New Video for "Brendan’s Death Song" comes out Tommorow..oh yeah, uh huh..yepper" - Chad Smith on Twitter 50 minutes ago.

Until then, check out some pictures and videos from the shoot.

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Chad Smith on the set of the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video Shoot in New Orleans on May 21st 2012 - Directed by Marc Klasfeld

Chad Smith on the set of the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video Shoot in New Orleans on May 21st 2012 - Directed by Marc Klasfeld

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On the set of the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video Shoot in New Orleans on May 21st, 2012! View more photos here…

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NEW Photos from the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video Shoot in New Orleans on May 21st 2012! See more photos here…

NEW Photos from the Brendan’s Death Song Music Video Shoot in New Orleans on May 21st 2012! See more photos here…

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29 Years of The Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first live show 29 years ago  today! On February 13th, 1983 Anthony Kiedis, Flea Michael Balzary,  Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons played their very first gig at the Rhythm  Lounge in Hollywood!Read more…

29 Years of The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first live show 29 years ago today! On February 13th, 1983 Anthony Kiedis, Flea Michael Balzary, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons played their very first gig at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood!

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Brendan’s Death Song listed at No.10 on RollingStone Readers’ best songs of 2011!The biggest surprise of your selections is “Brendan’s Death Song,” an album track from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest disc, I’m With You. The song starts off as one of the band’s most tender ballads but progresses into an intense freakout spotlighting the talent of new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

Brendan’s Death Song listed at No.10 on RollingStone Readers’ best songs of 2011!

The biggest surprise of your selections is “Brendan’s Death Song,” an album track from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest disc, I’m With You. The song starts off as one of the band’s most tender ballads but progresses into an intense freakout spotlighting the talent of new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

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New interview with Flea and Josh KlinghofferJosh talks about the possibility of playing songs from One Hot Minute in the future…"I clearly remember when I bought One Hot Minute, and how much I liked  that album. Too bad that John Frusciante has never wanted anything to do  with the material written with Dave Navarro, but I understand. Even  now, those pieces do not fit live, there are far more important to give  the public even though I’d love to be able to play some. Who knows,  maybe in the future we will make an exception to the rule and play some,  I think the fans would appreciate it."Read the full interview…

New interview with Flea and Josh Klinghoffer
Josh talks about the possibility of playing songs from One Hot Minute in the future…

"I clearly remember when I bought One Hot Minute, and how much I liked that album. Too bad that John Frusciante has never wanted anything to do with the material written with Dave Navarro, but I understand. Even now, those pieces do not fit live, there are far more important to give the public even though I’d love to be able to play some. Who knows, maybe in the future we will make an exception to the rule and play some, I think the fans would appreciate it."

Read the full interview…

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New Anthony Kiedis interview in the December 2011 issue of MOJO Magazine!
Click here to view scans and transcript…

MOJO: Tell us something that you’ve never told an interviewer before.
Anthony Kiedis: I have a huge crush on Beth Jeans Houghton. I think she’s a genius. How did I find out about her? I’ve got my ear to the street.

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"Let me live, so when it’s time to die, even the reaper cries." - Really cool lyrics from Brendan’s Death Song. Track 3 on RHCP’s new album, I’m With You.

"Let me live, so when it’s time to die, even the reaper cries." - Really cool lyrics from Brendan’s Death Song. Track 3 on RHCP’s new album, I’m With You.

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Brendan’s Death Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brendan’s Death Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anthony Kiedis breaks down the making of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Best track from new album, I’m With You.

The Subject
“Brendan Mullen is a guy who came to Hollywood from the UK in the mid-‘70s and helped start the punk rock scene in LA. He ran a club called the Masque, which was technically the first punk rock club in LA, He went on to be the booker for Club Lingerie on Sunset Strip- a very prominent venue in the ‘80s. His thing was promoting music.”

The Background
“In 1983 Flea and I spent our last dime recording a demo tape. We barged into Club Lingerie in the middle of the day and found Brendan. He listened to our tape on our boom box and Flea and I danced around wildly to convey the sort of energy we were bringing to the table. Brendan offered us a slot opening up for Bad Brains- who at that point were the kings of the scene. We took that gig and started a friendship with Brendan that continued until he died 18 months ago. That was in the middle of him doing a coffee table book [The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History]”.

The Writing
“Brendan happened to die on the very first day we were going to rehearse with Josh Klinghoffer. I was driving from home up over the Santa Monica Mountains when I got a text saying that Brendan had died of a massive stroke- on his birthday. When I got to rehearsal I delivered the news to my band that we had just lost this beautiful person. And then we started playing without really talking. Probably the second thing that came out of that jam was the basis for Brendan’s Death Song.”

The Song
“We got a good recording of it with Rick [Rubin]. It does have a sort of death march feel to it, but the song is more a celebration than a bummer. My favourite part of the song came much later-which is the bridge section, where it gets quite dark there for a moment and there’s this feeling of falling into the unknown abyss, of dying. So, yes, we lost a good man, but he had a very full life.”

From the September 2011 issue of Q Magazine.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL RHCP INTERVIEW!