Red Hot Chili Peppers

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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers review – funk indestructibles rock their socks off
The band’s vitality and absurd humour keep them the right side of silliness for handstands and cross-generational singalongs

Malcolm Jack

09, Dec, 2016 @3:13 PM

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The best of this week’s music: Michael Kiwanuka makes a monster mobster tune
Elsewhere, The Saturdays’ Mollie King goes solo and Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with some bizarre nonsense

Joel Golby

14, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Leeds festival review – top marks for Red Hot Chili Peppers at post-GCSE blowout
Bramham Park, Leeds
The headliners’ two-hour set inspires multi-generational singalongs while Fall Out Boy and Eagles of Death Metal deliver David Bowie tributes

Dave Simpson

29, Aug, 2016 @1:14 PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway review – funk-rockers rebooted
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Kitty Empire

19, Jun, 2016 @6:59 AM

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Viral video: Red Hot Chili Peppers strip off and Barack Obama says thanks
Watch the band do carpool karaoke with James Corden and the president take a potshot at Donald Trump in our rundown of the top online clips

Janette Owen

17, Jun, 2016 @6:07 AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway review – a mournful, streamlined return

Harriet Gibsone

16, Jun, 2016 @8:45 PM

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