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By The Way Album Review and Red Hot Chili Peppers Illustration. Published in Rolling Stone Magazine on July 25th, 2002. "The Red Hot Chili Peppers swim around in the same inviting Southern California waters that inspired the Beach Boys, and discover that the incandescent hook can say as much as, if not more than, the testosterone-driven backbeat."Scan and Transcript

By The Way Album Review and Red Hot Chili Peppers Illustration.
Published in Rolling Stone Magazine on July 25th, 2002.

"The Red Hot Chili Peppers swim around in the same inviting Southern California waters that inspired the Beach Boys, and discover that the incandescent hook can say as much as, if not more than, the testosterone-driven backbeat."

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Flea listed at number 40 in Kerrang! Magazine’s 50 Greatest Rockstars in the world today! (August 6th 2011 Issue)
THE 50 GREATEST ROCKSTARS IN THE WORLD TODAYThe question “what makes a great rockstar?” Is one that excites us all. As far as we’re concerned, the answer Is supplied by the very people who make Kerrang! great, whether its with the things they say or the way they present themselves.Oh, and of course the timeless music they create. Being a rockstar is about having something to offer, and about making music that thunders forth with a deafening kerrang!So – drum roll please – welcome to our list of the 50 most exciting people in rock. Taking the view that being a rockstar can amount to more than living fast and dying young, we’ve even included a key as what makes each of our featured artists unique – be it their sex appeal, or, in Lemmy’s case, warts the size of football studs.Despite the diversity of talent on offer, there is, of course, one factor that unites the 50 stars featured on the following pages. That is, each and everyone of them understands that life is a thing best lived loud.40. Flea – Red Hot Chili PeppersWHO: Funk rock’s very own Jimi Hendrix.WHY: As well as making it acceptable to play naked. Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary is the man who made bassists practice their scales. Blessed with a talent matched only by his energy, Flea successfully fuses punk and funk together into an infectious groove, and it was this backbone-freeing groove that put the fire into classic albums like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1991 Album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Flea is one of the rare musicians who could be called a bass hero, introducing the rock world to attitude-driven bass hooks. Famously emotional – in a fit of pique he once threw a bottle of water at a Kerrang! writer – at 48 years old Flea remains nothing more than a big kid at heart, just the way we like him.FLEA SAYS:“That’s the give and go of life, you’ve got to love the dark side as well as the light side.”
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Flea listed at number 40 in Kerrang! Magazine’s 50 Greatest Rockstars in the world today! (August 6th 2011 Issue)

THE 50 GREATEST ROCKSTARS IN THE WORLD TODAY

The question “what makes a great rockstar?” Is one that excites us all. As far as we’re concerned, the answer Is supplied by the very people who make Kerrang! great, whether its with the things they say or the way they present themselves.
Oh, and of course the timeless music they create. Being a rockstar is about having something to offer, and about making music that thunders forth with a deafening kerrang!
So – drum roll please – welcome to our list of the 50 most exciting people in rock. Taking the view that being a rockstar can amount to more than living fast and dying young, we’ve even included a key as what makes each of our featured artists unique – be it their sex appeal, or, in Lemmy’s case, warts the size of football studs.
Despite the diversity of talent on offer, there is, of course, one factor that unites the 50 stars featured on the following pages. That is, each and everyone of them understands that life is a thing best lived loud.

40. Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers
WHO: Funk rock’s very own Jimi Hendrix.
WHY: As well as making it acceptable to play naked. Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary is the man who made bassists practice their scales. Blessed with a talent matched only by his energy, Flea successfully fuses punk and funk together into an infectious groove, and it was this backbone-freeing groove that put the fire into classic albums like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1991 Album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Flea is one of the rare musicians who could be called a bass hero, introducing the rock world to attitude-driven bass hooks. Famously emotional – in a fit of pique he once threw a bottle of water at a Kerrang! writer – at 48 years old Flea remains nothing more than a big kid at heart, just the way we like him.

FLEA SAYS:
“That’s the give and go of life, you’ve got to love the dark side as well as the light side.”

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NEW Photo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers featured on the front cover of Japanese Magazine, “Rockin’ On”

NEW Photo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers featured on the front cover of Japanese Magazine, “Rockin’ On”

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RHCP in Q Magazine August 2011. New guitarist, new start for rock vets.

A brief article about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers era and new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer features in Issue 301 of Q Magazine, published August 2011.


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Q Magazine Issue 301 – August 2011
CHILI PEPPERS MAKE AN ‘HOFFER
New guitarist, new start for rock vets.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have told Q Magazine that new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has revitalised the band. “It’s been like starting over again,” says RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis (pictured). Josh Klinghoffer was recruited 18 months ago to replace John Fruscianie and makes his recorded debut on new album, I’m With You. Produced by Rick Rubin and with cover art from Damien Hirst, I’m With You mixes their trademark funk sound with classic rock inflections. “It was a big thing for us to decide to continue without John,” acknowledges bassist Flea. “But we came back really enthusiastic and wrote a shit-load of stuff. I’m excited about the whole deal.”

I’m With You is out August 29th in the UK and is available under wider release on August 30th. Click here to Pre-order your copy on Amazon.