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2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #10: Flea
2011 Reader Favorites

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #10: Flea

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea makes the No Treble reader favorites list once again this year. Flea and the Chili Peppers had a big year, announcing their first tour in five years and a new album and the release of that new album, I’m With You. Topping off a busy year, the band was inducted into the Rock and...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Add More U.S. Tour Dates
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Red Hot Chili Peppers to be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Add More U.S. Tour Dates

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, alongside Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, the Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, and the Small Faces/The Faces. The group, which formed in 1983, will be honored during the Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14th, 2012. Founding member Flea posted on the band’s website about...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce North American Tour Dates

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the first leg of North American shows since their August release of I’m With You. Mixed in among their European dates, the string of six shows hit Southern arenas starting January in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Fans can rest assured that more dates are coming soon, according to the band....

Supergroup Rocket Juice and the Moon, Featuring Flea and Damon Albarn, Release Live Tracks
New Albums

Supergroup Rocket Juice and the Moon, Featuring Flea and Damon Albarn, Release Live Tracks

The group known as Rocket Juice and the Moon has uploaded seven songs from their debut performance at the Cork Jazz Festival. Consisting of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen this supergroup announced their union late last year. Their world-music influenced style draws heavily from the ’70s Afrobeat, especially as...

Bass Play-Along Week: Alex Myers’ RHCP “Around The World Bass” Bass Play-Along
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: Alex Myers’ RHCP “Around The World Bass” Bass Play-Along

Editor’s note: Bass play-along week continues! If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to playalong@notreble.com. Bassist Alex Myers submitted his bass play-along video of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Around the World”. He plays his Washburn Bantam bass through a BOSS GT-10b for the video. Alex says that without Flea and his “crazy...

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool
New Albums

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool

Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has released his seventeenth studio album, Bad As Me, which is also his first compilation of all new material in seven years. The distinctive vocalist recruited a host of talented artists, including bassists Flea, Les Claypool, James Whiton, Larry Taylor, Marcus Shelby and Zack Sumner. Waits’ eclectic style is going strong as ever with his songwriting showing...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Release “I’m With You”
New Albums

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Release “I’m With You”

The wait is over. After a period of downtime and personnel change, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released I’m With You, their first album in five years, and tenth overall. I’m With You is also the first to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaces longtime guitarist John Frusciante. “It’s not like we just got another musician,” bassist Flea said....

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Broadcast CD Release Concert to Movie Theaters Worldwide
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Broadcast CD Release Concert to Movie Theaters Worldwide

As fans eagerly await their first album in five years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that their August 30th show in Mexico City, Mexico will be broadcast to movie theaters around the world. The show will be the first and only performance of I’m With You, but will also include a selection of hits from throughout their career....

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce UK Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce UK Tour Dates

Though North American dates are still TBA, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans across the pond will be glad to know that the funk-rock quartet has announced a ten date trek of the UK and Ireland. Set for November, the full-fledged tour will be their first in the area since 2006. Anchored by bassist Flea, the group will start in Dublin...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release “The Adventures of Raindance Maggie”
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release “The Adventures of Raindance Maggie”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released the first single from their upcoming album, I’m With You. “The Adventures of Raindance Maggie” is available now for streaming on their website and for download through iTunes. Bassist Flea expressed his excitement through his Twitter account. “Thanks all for the kind words, I hope we can touch hearts and bootys around the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce First Tour Dates in Five Years
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce First Tour Dates in Five Years

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first tour dates after five years in support of their upcoming album, I’m With You, due August 30th. This string of dates has the quartet playing two festivals, Summer Sonic in Japan and Rock in Rio in Brazil, before hitting Europe starting in Germany on October 7th and wrapping up in Spain...

Flea Confirms New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Details
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Flea Confirms New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Details

After years of anticipation, we now have a confirmed release date for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album after Flea broke the news via his Twitter account. “It gives me profound pleasure deep in the fiber of my being to announce the August 30 release date of the new red hot chili peppers’s record,” the bassist announced, later tweeting...