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

Atoms For Peace Releases “Amok”, Announces Live Dates
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Atoms For Peace Releases “Amok”, Announces Live Dates

The highly anticipated album by supergroup Atoms For Peace is out. Amok is the debut album for the group, which includes Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (Beck and R.E.M.) and percussionist Mauro Refosco. The group release the single, “Default“, back in September. Atoms For Peace was formed...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios

Here’s a fun Red Hot Chili Peppers. video shot back in 2006 at Abbey Road Studios. Flea and the guys kick things off with a discussion about the roots for the tune “Dani California”, some math history and more. Oh, plus some cool performances, of course.

New Details Revealed on Atoms For Peace Debut Album
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New Details Revealed on Atoms For Peace Debut Album

Atoms For Peace have released new details on their highly anticipated debut album, which they first announced last year. The band revealed the album title, AMOK, as well as the track listing. The exact release date, however, is still left at “early next year”. The supergroup – comprised of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, and...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: “If You Have To Ask,” Live at Rock In Rio 2001
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: “If You Have To Ask,” Live at Rock In Rio 2001

To help celebrate Flea’s birthday today, we’re featuring this great version of the Chili Peppers’ “If You Have To Ask” at 2001’s Rock in Rio Festival. Flea’s got his funk in full gear, laying down a fat groove for the verse and bringing out more of his Parliament influence during the chorus. The song wraps up in a bass solo...

Atoms for Peace Release Single, Announce Album for 2013
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Atoms for Peace Release Single, Announce Album for 2013

Atoms for Peace have released their new single, “Default,” along with the news that their debut album will be dropping in 2013. The project, which features Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, producer Nigel Godrich, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, has been getting a lot of buzz since their inception. “I have a new project, it’s called Atoms for Peace,”...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Flea’s Isolated Bass on “Scar Tissue”
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Flea’s Isolated Bass on “Scar Tissue”

Flea can be a crazy funk-rock bassist, but here we get a look into the mellower side of the bassist with his isolated bass track from “Scar Tissue” from the 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers album Californication. He sets a steady groove with some nice higher melodic content. Interestingly, you can hear the use of some flanger, which isn’t as...