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RHCP Release First Studio Album in Five Years
New Albums

RHCP Release First Studio Album in Five Years

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their 11th studio album, The Getaway, the band’s first record since 2011’s I’m with You. The album was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich, and as always, features Flea on bass. And according to radio.com, frontman Anthony Kiedis told KROQ radio’s Kevin and Bean that making the album wasn’t a...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album, Release Single
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album, Release Single

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their 11th studio album, The Getaway, will be available everywhere on June 17th. The album will be Flea and the gang’s first new album since 2011’s I’m With You. Besides unveiling the track list and artwork, they’ve announced a full summer’s worth of festival appearances and the first single from the album, entitled...

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
New Albums

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack
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Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s documentary about the late Jaco Pastorius, who revolutionized electric bass playing, before dying tragically at age 35, is almost here — the film and its soundtrack are set for a Nov. 27 release. The first single from the Jaco soundtrack is Trujillo side project Mass Mental’s version of “Come On Come Over” from Pastorius’ 1976 debut...

Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album
New Albums

Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album

If you feel like you can never have too much Flea in your life, you need to get your hands on supergroup Antemasque’s . Antemasque, which is made up of former members of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta (who Flea has also played with) recorded the album earlier this year and released it briefly online before pulling it...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Bass Videos

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of the great Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, and the man known simply as Flea. Here’s Flea doing his funky thing on “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, which appeared on their 2011 release, I’m With You. Happy birthday, Flea… Keep doing your thing.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Isolated Bass and Drums on “Give It Away”
Bass Videos

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Isolated Bass and Drums on “Give It Away”

Kicking off our fourth Isolated Bass Week is the one and only Flea. Here is the isolated bass and drum track for the Chili Pepper's "Give It Away"...

Flea Working on Autobiography
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Flea Working on Autobiography

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is writing a memoir, which has already been picked up by Grand Central Publishing. The book is expected to cover the childhood of Flea (born Michael Balzary), which shifted from normal suburban living to a bohemian youth with his stepfather, who was a jazz musician; all his years with the RHCP (including the group’s...

Flea Joins Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque
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Flea Joins Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque

Music lovers all over were heartbroken last year at the dissolution of Mars Volta. The group, which in the end was anchored by bassist Juan Alderete, split after a dispute between founders Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Now, the duo has apparently made amends to form a new band called Antemasque. The quartet is rounded out by drummer Dave Elitch...

Flea Makes Statement on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Halftime Show
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Flea Makes Statement on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Red Hot Chili Peppers received a lot of heat for their performance during the Super Bowl halftime show, and not in a good way. Social media was buzzing after a picture of Flea’s unplugged bass from the show proved the band was only miming to a pre-recorded version of “Give It Away.” After a few days of outrage, Flea...

Flea, John Frusciante & Omar Rodríguez-López: 2004 Jam
Bass Videos

Flea, John Frusciante & Omar Rodríguez-López: 2004 Jam

Back in 2004, Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Flea and John Frusciante got together with The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López in Los Angeles for a jam session. Here’s 20 or so minutes worth…

Atoms For Peace Announces 2013 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Atoms For Peace Announces 2013 Tour Dates

Atoms for Peace have announced a world tour for 2013 in support of their debut album, AMOK. The group, which is comprised of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco, will be in full force as they take the stage starting in Europe. The tour continues in the Fall...