Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers review – still cooking in late middle age
The hits, delivered with astonishing energy by a band in their 50s and 60s, thrill the huge crowd, and even the guitar solos win rapturous applause

Dave Simpson

23, Jun, 2022 @10:40 AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love review – bloated and self-indulgent
The Californian quartet’s latest follows a long line of forgettable albums, even if they do enshrine Southend in a lyric

Phil Mongredien

03, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: ‘People misbehave and make mistakes. They don’t know better’
As they reunite for their 12th album, the punk-funk rockers are trying to age gracefully after a youth full of sex and drugs. So why does Anthony Kiedis hang up after a difficult question?

Kate Hutchinson

01, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rick Rubin: Def Jam founder and producer announces debut book
The Creative Act: A Way of Being will be ‘a book about what to do make a great work of art’ and ‘a book about how to be’

Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers sell rights to catalogue of hits to Hipgnosis
Trend of artists selling rights continues, as Kid Creole and the Coconuts also sign deal

Mark Sweney

04, May, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Gang of Four: 'They made me realise anything is possible'
Guitarist Andy Gill was working on a 40th anniversary album when he died last year. Now famous fans – from the Chilis’ Flea to La Roux – have finished the job, and Damien Hirst has designed the sleeve. They talk about what the band meant to them

Dave Simpson

15, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Flea: ‘There is joy in obsession. But I’m not sure it’s healthy’
The musician and actor, 58, on falling in and out of love with his band, growing from pain, and learning from Patti Smith

James McMahon

02, Jan, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Flea on life before the Chili Peppers: 'I grew up running around naked'
The bassist’s new autobiography lifts the lid on a difficult, violent childhood and a conflicted relationship with Anthony Kiedis

Jim Farber

04, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Rain Phoenix on her new album River: 'My brother has been my guiding light'
Two decades after losing her brother, Rain Phoenix is finally able to share his music. She talks about ‘the wild animal’ of grief – and learning to sing with River on street corners

Hadley Freeman

31, Oct, 2019 @4:58 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs mentioning compass points
To the north, south, east and west this week with artists MIA, Frank Turner, Black Sabbath and Warren Zevon

Scott Blair

08, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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'I was high as hell': Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, attacks prescription of OxyContin
The musician wrote about his drug addiction in Time magazine, and argued ‘it’s hard to beat temptation’ when doctors prescribe opioids

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Feb, 2018 @11:35 AM

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