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Flea to write memoir…

As a longtime fan of the Chili Peppers, I’m looking forward to this one. Flea is writing a memoir. I’m sure the book will be about his life and music career with the Chili Peppers but in this article the book will mainly focus on his friendship with Anthony Kiedis. I’m sure Flea can tell an interesting story ’cause he is an interesting guy. I’ve read plenty of interviews with Flea through various music magazines over the years so I know he can tell a good story. I’m sure he’ll talk about how he first picked up the bass and what made him want to play and stuff so that’ll be interesting.

See more here:

http://time.com/45489/red-hot-chili-peppers-flea-to-write-memoir/

I like to read rock music memoirs. Why? Because reading about a musicians life is interesting to me. I’ve read plenty of rock memoirs from Neil Young, Clapton, Dave Mustaine, Sammy Hagar, Dee Snider, Pete Townshend, etc.

Joe Satriani is coming out with his own memoir later this month and can’t wait to read that one as well.

Kev

My thoughts on the Red Hot Chili Peppers “faking it” at the Superbowl…

There’s a lot of controversy on this. The Red Hot Chili Peppers getting caught playing their instruments unplugged and they have been accused by a lot of fans that the band have been “faking it” on stage. Ya know…. fake playing the instruments and lip syncing and all that stuff. The band have been accused of not having any real talent after that. So Flea, responds to the controversy by taking to the Chili Peppers website and wrote an open letter to all the fans explaining the whole thing. According to him, he claims that the vocals were live and the instruments were pre-recorded by them, the band. He explains why they did it ’cause the Superbowl didn’t want a bad sound in that stadium. He then defends the band saying that they can really play at their concerts ’cause their concerts are mostly improvised jams and stuff.

Do I believe him? I don’t know. It’s hard to take everything seriously in the music industry in this day and age. Pop singers have been accused of faking it for many years but not many accuse rock bands of faking it. That’s probably why controversy sparked out of this ’cause it’s hard to see a rock band “faking it”. Well, all music is pretty much fake in the major label industry and that includes a lot of rock bands.

Even if the Chili Peppers don’t have any musical talent, do you guys find it a surprise? I wouldn’t find it a surprise in this day and age of the music industry.

I used to love the Chili Peppers. I used to love their older stuff. I think “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” was the best album they did, obviously. “Californiacation” is right behind it. I only liked the Chili Peppers when John Frusciante was guitarist, I don’t care for the new guy. I even saw the Chili Peppers live in concert once before.

On top of that, it’s the freakin’ Superbowl. Pretty much every act during the Half Time Sueprbowl every year, faked their performance… even Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band admitted to faking theirs too.

It’s nice to finally see people waking up on how fake the music industry is today. The industry doesn’t believe in real talent anymore. Just have the good looks and then you get a record deal. Most music is manufactured and that includes Bruno Mars.

This is why I prefer music in the old days 50’s – 70’s. I like new stuff sure… but I mostly like classic music, the old stuff. That’s where the real talent is. Fuck all of this lip syncing and auto-tuned bullshit.

Kev

Report: Phish, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, will be the three big headliners for this year’s Bonnaroo…

As of today on Valentine’s Day, the Bonnaroo Festival decided to reveal it’s lineup for 2012. For the three day weekend festival: Phish, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be the big headliners.

Other artists included: The Beach Boys, The Shins, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ben Folds Five, Phantogram, and lots more.

This sounds like a much better lineup than this year’s Coachella festival.

Check out the complete lineup, here.

Kev

Introducing the new Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductees for 2012!!!

Well, the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductees have been announced today. Here they are.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – A well deserved induction, I’m sure the guitarists Hilel Slovak and John Frusciante will get inducted with them, but will Dave Navarro get inducted with them too? Dave Navarro was guitarist for the Chili Peppers for one album, so I’m sure Dave will be part of it. I’ve been a fan of the Chili Peppers for years and even seen them live in concert once. Love the Chili Peppers.

Guns N’ Roses – This one is not such a big surprise at all, I think we all knew that they were going to make it, no matter what happened. Guns N’ Roses had way too many different members over the years. I’m sure they’ll all get inducted with Axl. Most importantly the original members: Slash, Duff, Izzy, etc. Now let the original members reunion speculation begin!

Beastie Boys – I know this choice is going to get a lot of hate and negative feedback. People will accuse them of not being “rock”, and I’m sure some of you will think, “What were they thinking?” Of course, the Beastie Boys are fuckin’ rock, man. If you don’t think, “Fight For Your Right” or “Sabotage” are rock songs then you need your ears checked. The Beastie Boys had a legendary career, they accomplished so much,  love ’em or hate ’em. They were the ones that got this heavy rap rock thing going. So I think this induction is well deserved!

Donovan – He’s a Scottish singer/songwriter famous for his anthem, “Sunshine Superman”, which is a song that I love. I don’t listen to too much Donovan but I respected the legacy and his career. He should have been inducted into the Hall of Fame years ago, it’s about time, he’s in!

Laura NyroShe was a singer/songwriter and pianist from New York City, she died in ’97 of cancer. I don’t know much about her but I heard her songs before. “Stone Cold Picnic” is a pretty cool tune.

The FacesThis was Rod Stewart’s rock n’ roll band before his solo tour. It also had Ronnie Wood in this band. I never liked Rod Stewart too much but he did kick ass in this band though. I loved him in the Faces. Maybe there will be a reunion with this band at the Hall of Fame as well.

The Small Faces – I don’t know much about them but I do know that the Faces were formed because of them.

Freddie King – He is an American electric blues guitarist, famous for his instrumental anthem, “Hideaway”, which is also a track that I love. He was a pioneer of putting blues & rock together.

Congratulations to the new Hall of Famers!

Kev