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Flea: Chili Peppers Faked It at Super Bowl

But Flea has a pretty good reason why

(Newser) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't playing their instruments when they joined Bruno Mars for a Super Bowl halftime show watched by a record 115 million people , bassist Flea confirmed after photos surfaced on Vulture of him onstage with an unplugged guitar. In an open letter , he explains that... More »

Also Rocking Super Bowl: Chili Peppers

They'll join Bruno Mars for halftime show

(Newser) - Bruno Mars will have help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he performs at the Super Bowl next month. Mars announced today that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will join him as part of his halftime show. Super Bowl halftime performers often have collaborators; last year, Beyonce... More »

Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Headed to Hall of Fame

Beastie Boys also among 2012 inductees

(Newser) - Guns N' Roses' new paradise city is Cleveland: The Axl Rose-fronted rockers are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, and late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, who wrote such classics as "Wedding Bell Blues." Also... More »

5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs

Maybe Scott Weiland will take a cue from former bandmate Slash

(Newser) - In honor of a new book by Scott Weiland’s ex recalling the couple’s drug-fueled rock and roll escapades, Fox News takes a look at musicians who fought addiction and won:
  • Slash, Guns N’ Roses: Addicted to heroin, booze, and women; was scared straight after running down the street
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Yorke, Flea in Unholy Union

Radiohead frontman teams up with 'sock-penised' Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist

(Newser) - Radiohead purists, prepare yourselves: Frontman Thom Yorke is teaming up with, of all people, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The "sock-penised" bassist, along with Beck drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist Mauro Refosco, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, will back Yorke up as he performs material from his 2006... More »

Supergroup Chickenfoot Revives Classic Rock

Supergroup is having fun, getting serious

(Newser) - Rock’s newest wave-makers aren’t so new, reports USA Today. Chickenfoot is a supergroup, but “not a pre-fab one. This all really grew out of friendships,” says bassist Michael Anthony. Anthony, along with fellow Van Halen alum Sammy Hagar, has been jamming with guitarist Joe Satriani and... More »

Chili Peppers Sue Over 'Californication'

Band knocks Showtime for 'stealing' album's title for TV show

(Newser) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing Showtime for stealing the title of their 1999 hit album. The cable network's "Californication" series, which stars David Duchovny, also features a character called Dani California—the title of a 2006 Chili Peppers song. The suit, for unfair competition, dilution of the... More »

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