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“It’s funny, looking back at our band. Throughout every situation – death, drug abuse, losing a member – when things went well, it was because we were honest and giving. And things didn’t go well when we weren’t.” - Flea, 2006

“It’s funny, looking back at our band. Throughout every situation – death, drug abuse, losing a member – when things went well, it was because we were honest and giving. And things didn’t go well when we weren’t.” - Flea, 2006

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"If it was up to me we’d probably never had a hit song. ‘Cause I don’t usually come up with the songs that are our real popular hit songs. That’s more you [Anthony] and John. If it was up to me we’d have a bunch of B-sides and art songs." - Flea

"If it was up to me we’d probably never had a hit song. ‘Cause I don’t usually come up with the songs that are our real popular hit songs. That’s more you [Anthony] and John. If it was up to me we’d have a bunch of B-sides and art songs." - Flea

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Screenshots and Interview from the creators of the Californication Music Video. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Animation by Pixel Envy. 2000.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were shot with stationary digital video/DV cameras setup at three opposing angles, running together in synch. This allowed the directors to work with the band in a natural performance atmosphere. They went through a list of actions that would capture references of each members’ character. The DV footage was then digitized onto graphics workstations and the character animators from Pixel Envy used it as a reference to animate the 3D band models. The three angles gave the ability to match real joint and limb movements to the models in all three dimensions.

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John Frusciante to release new EP this Summer!After much speculation, John Frusciante’s record label has revealed that he’ll be releasing a five track EP titled Letur Lefr on July 9th 2012! John will also extend his creative abilities to creating the EP’s Cover Artwork. The EP will be his first solo release since The Empyrean from 2009. Read more…

John Frusciante to release new EP this Summer!
After much speculation, John Frusciante’s record label has revealed that he’ll be releasing a five track EP titled Letur Lefr on July 9th 2012! John will also extend his creative abilities to creating the EP’s Cover Artwork. The EP will be his first solo release since The Empyrean from 2009. Read more…

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John Frusciante’s Father proud of Hall of Fame InductionSpeaking to the Sun Sentinel, former Broward Circuit Judge John Frusciante Sr., 67 of Sunrise, Florida said he was, “Absolutely a proud father,” after making a congratulatory call to his son from Mallorca, Spain, where he’s currently vacationing. “I’m very happy for all the band members to be recognized.” Read more…

John Frusciante’s Father proud of Hall of Fame Induction
Speaking to the Sun Sentinel, former Broward Circuit Judge John Frusciante Sr., 67 of Sunrise, Florida said he was, “Absolutely a proud father,” after making a congratulatory call to his son from Mallorca, Spain, where he’s currently vacationing. “I’m very happy for all the band members to be recognized.”

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"All the anticipation of the moment hit me, and I instinctively knew that the miracle of manipulating energy and tapping into an infinite source of power and harnessing it in a small space with your friends was what I had been put on this earth to do."Anthony Kiedis on the first time the Red Hot Chili Peppers played live on February 13th, 1983 (29 years ago today) at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood. From Scar Tissue, Page 106. http://rhcp.me/29yrs

"All the anticipation of the moment hit me, and I instinctively knew that the miracle of manipulating energy and tapping into an infinite source of power and harnessing it in a small space with your friends was what I had been put on this earth to do."

Anthony Kiedis on the first time the Red Hot Chili Peppers played live on February 13th, 1983 (29 years ago today) at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood. From Scar Tissue, Page 106. http://rhcp.me/29yrs

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Out in L.A. - The first song RHCP ever played 29 years ago today!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first performance was to a crowd of approximately thirty people at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood on February 13th, 1983.

They “wrote” for the occasion, which involved the band improvising music while Anthony Kiedis rapped a poem he had written called “Out in L.A.”

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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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