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New Red Hot Chilli Peppers album “Unlimited Love” w/ John Frusciante being back is freakin’ awesome, the boys still got it…

Man, I’m so freakin’ happy that John Frusciante is back. The Chilli Peppers are back in true form. I’m a longtime Chilli Peppers fan. Been a fan since the 90’s when “Under the Bridge” song exploded all over the place and then I went out and bought the “Blood Suger Sex Magick” album on CD which I still have sitting on my shelf.

I lost interest in the Chilli Peppers when that other guy took over after John left. I wasn’t that crazy about that Klinghoffer guy. Klinghoffer wasn’t the Chilli Peppers, it’s John that defines the band’s sound and John is the Chilli Peppers.

I listened to their new album “Unlimited Love” this week and it’s freakin’ awesome. Gonna be listening to this one a lot I think ’cause it’s their best new album since “By the Way”.

On “Unlimited Love”, it’s a way different album than past records but the Chilli Peppers still got the mix of funk, hard rock and ballads. They do a mix of all three. On “Unlimited Love”, they still have plenty of songs that make you wanna get up and dance ’cause that’s what they are pretty much, a dance band but they do have slower music.

I think the band is on fire more than ever and getting better. John’s guitar playing is way better than ever, his guitar tone is insane and Anthony’s singing is killer still. Of course, Flea and Chad are still a killer rhythm section but they are way tighter now. I think they’ve all gotten better with John being back. The album clocks in over an hour but it goes by fast.

It’s a great album. Definitely recommended for long time fans and newbies too. Definitely check it out, yo!

Kev

Bought the new Chilli Peppers album “Unlimited Love” now that John Frusciante is back… got some other albums too…

Through Itunes, I bought the new Red Hot Chilli Peppers album “Unlimited Love” now that their guitarist John Frusciante is back. Haven’t heard the album yet but gonna get around to it this week. I’ll post a review of the album after a few listens. I’m sure it’s good.

Other albums I got were:

  • Slash and Myles Kennedy “No. 4”
  • Prince “Sign of the Times” (double album)
  • Foo Fighters (self titled debut)
  • Foo Fighters “Medicine at Midnight”
  • Abbath “Dread Reaver”
  • Alter Bridge “Blackbird”
  • Swans “Cop”
  • Jarboe “Sacrificial Cake”
  • The Batman “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” score

I’m a huge fan of Slash and Myles Kennedy and have their other albums, just had to get their new one.

I’m gonna try to get the rest of the Foo Fighters albums as I still am a fan of them. I’ve been a fan of them long before Taylor’s passing. Used to have their first album but lost it so I decided to get it again.

I’ve been getting into Prince music more and more. Only have a few albums of his but I’ve been loving Prince music the more I hear him. Now I understand why so many love him.

I’ve been getting into Alter Bridge more as well as I think Myles Kennedy is one of the greatest singers in rock. Since I have his solo albums and his albums with Slash, I figure I would start getting into Alter Bridge music finally.

Abbath is a black metal band that I’ve been a fan of lately. Got their first two albums, now I got their new one they just released.

Swans is an experimental rock band that no one’s heard of that I’ve been listening to a lot. I have 6 albums by them so far, check them out.

Jarboe is a member of that band Swans and she is a solo artist as well so I picked out an album of hers that someone recommended to me by another Swans fan.

As far as “The Batman” soundtrack goes, I don’t buy a lot of movie soundtracks but I loved that score for the movie so I bought the soundtrack for my own enjoyment.

Hope you enjoy this read.

Kev

John Frusciante officially re-joins the Red Hot Chilli Peppers as a full time member…

This is really great news. The Chilli Peppers announced on their IG page that their long-time guitarist John Frusciante has now officially re-joined the band as their full time guitarist again. This means that their previous guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer will have to be replaced so John can rejoin the group. Keep in mind though that Klinghoffer is not being fired from the band ’cause the band here wants to make it clear that it was an amicable split between the two. It looks like the guys in the Chilli Peppers had a long talk with Klinghoffer for him to leave the band so John can re-join and looks like Klinghoffer was all for it. Why? I would think Klinghoffer is a fan of the Chilli Peppers like the rest of us and he wanted to see John re-join.

I stopped supporting the Chilli Peppers music once John left ’cause I wasn’t that crazy about that Klinghoffer’s guitar playing style. The Peppers music with Klinghoffer as guitarist never grabbed me. Admittedly, I do have their album “I’m With You” w/ Klinghoffer as guitarist on it but I didn’t like that album too much ’cause it didn’t feel like a Chilli Peppers record at all so I didn’t bother buying their latest album, “The Getaway”. The Chilli Peppers only did two albums with Josh.

John Frusciante is coming back as a full time member. It isn’t going to be a one-off kind of thing. That means Frusciante will be back to recording in the studio with the Chilli Peppers and going on full World Tours with them and stuff.

Like everyone else, I too am a HUGE fan of the Frusciante era of the Chilli Peppers. The Chilli Peppers wrote the best songs with Frusciante. The Chilli Peppers with Frusciante as guitarist were hit makers… they wrote a bunch of smash hits that everyone knows and love: “Under the Bridge”, “Give It Away”, “Suck My Kiss”, “Californication”, “By The Way”, “Scar Tissue”, “Can’t Stop”, “Soul To Squeeze”, etc. The list is endless… Frusciante wrote all those songs with the band. John wrote memorable songs with the Chilli Peppers that never left our heads.

Did Klinghoffer write any smash hits with the two albums they did with the Chilli Peppers that would be considered radiofriendly? Maybe the song “Dark Necessittes” but that’s about it.

Now I’m looking forward to the next Chilli Peppers record when Frusciante hits the studio with them again. They’re probably gonna hit the studio again to write and record songs for the next album asap. The next album probably won’t come out ’til 2021 ’cause it takes forever to record an album. Now the Chilli Peppers can go back to make some sick music again with Frusciante on guitar ’cause the band was at their best with Frusciante. Glad that John is coming back though after a long hiatus from the band.

Wonder what made John come back to them? Maybe John wrote a bunch of song ideas that would be good for Chilli Peppers music and that’s probably what did it, I bet. Maybe John just felt like having fun again. He probably just missed making music with them and wanted to get back into it.

This is great news, though and I’m excited!

Kev

Bruno Mars & The Chili Peppers…. Superbowl halftime performance thoughts…

Well, there have been mixed opinions from the Bruno Mars & Chili Peppers performance during Halftime Superbowl. Some love it, some hated it. Well, I didn’t even like it myself.

Why? Because that kind of music is not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong, Bruno maybe a talented dude, I just feel that he is a Michael Jackson and Prince wannabe a little bit. Even the Red Hot Chili Peppers couldn’t save the performance. The Chili Peppers don’t believe in wearing shirts on stage like usual. I just think the Bruno performance was too boring to me. Not my cup of tea.

I hope the Superbowl will get a rock act next year. I’m tired of all these R&B and pop stars taking over the Superbowl halftime show. We should get a rock act next year but nope. Next year we’ll probably get Miley, Justin Bieber or Kanye.

As for the game itself, like everyone else, I thought the Seahawks vs. Broncos was boring as fuck. It was a pretty bad game. That’s all I gotta say about that.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning this fall!!!!!

The longtime Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, is the first to announce that Anthony Keidis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad himself will be returning as the Red Hot Chili Peppers coming soon this October. The Chili Peppers had a very long hiatus from the music business since 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium” (the album came out in 2006, not 2005 that Billboard made their mistake on). Chad Smith will be a very busy guy this fall/winter since he will be working with the Chili Peppers again, he’s in Chickenfoot, and now he’s in a third band called the Bombastic Meatbats.

Chad says the Chili Peppers have been talking about going back into the studio to record a new album but haven’t decided on a producer yet and everything else. Of course, a full fledged Chili Peppers tour will probably follow the new album as well.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/red-hot-chili-peppers-reuniting-in-october-1003999140.story

It’s about time. I’ve always loved the Chili Peppers. Getting excited for the Chilli Peppers return this fall.

I still think “By the Way” was the best new Chili Peppers album so far. “Stadium Arcadium” was okay but hopefully their next album will be a really good one.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: The Red Hot Chilli Peppers breaks up…

The longtime Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman, Anthony Kiedis revealed that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers have just broken up. They didn’t break up for good, but for a long while at least. They have no grudges against each other, they just want to move on. Kiedis says he’s about to have a new son and wants do more surfing. Flea wants to learn more things on his bass guitar. Chad had joined a jazz band and moved to Japan. John wants to do more of his solo career and do other side projects.

A few articles about it:

Here:

http://www.ndtvmusic.com/story.asp?id=ENTEN20080050423

And here:

http://www.nme.com/news/red-hot-chili-peppers/36802

As a huge fan of the Chilli Peppers, I’m sad to see these guys go, but they’ll be back, I promise. This wasn’t the first time Anthony, Flea, Chad and John broke up and came back later, they’ll do it again.

While “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” is still the best album they’ve ever recorded, I would think their album “By The Way” is close behind it. “Californication” and “Stadium Arcadium” were both okay, I love “Blood Sugar” and “By the Way” way more though.

They’ll be back, so don’t be sad.

Kev