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Off the Map DVD/VHS

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a live DVD/VHS on December 4th titled "Off the Map" which contains footage from their show in Portland in September, 2000. In addition to favorites such as "Californication," "Under the Bridge," and "Give it Away," the tape also contains over 50 minutes of backstage interviews, as well as the tracks "Skinny Sweaty Man," "I Could Have Lied," "Parallel Universe," "Sir Psycho Sexy" and "Search and Destroy." (November 8, 2001)


Happy Birthday to... ANTHONY!

Anthony turns 39 today! (November 1, 2001)


Happy Birthday to... CHAD!

Chad turns 39 today! (October 25, 2001)


Happy Birthday to... FLEA!

Ocotber 16 was Flea's 39th birthday! (Sorry this is a few days late). (October 20, 2001)


MAP awards

The second anual map awards will be held on November 7th at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel at 7:30pm, and will be hosted by actress Katey Sagal and Bob Forrest. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be honored with the Buddy Award, which Carole Fields, co-founder of MAP, describes as an award for "just always being there and for being a buddy." Other recipients will include Bonnie Raitt with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, which is presented for recovery and "spreading the light" and Radio personality Mary Turner Pattiz will be presented with the MAP Award to thank her for her continuous service and support for the organization. Honerees at last years awards include Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Dr. John, and Hugh Masekala.

MAP, the Musician Assistance Program, has been there since 1992 to help musicians with addiction problems. All the proceeds from the dinner go towards the programs that MAP offers. For ticket information, contact Harvin Rogas at Kidd & Co. (310) 559-9334 x162. For more information, visit the MAP website (October 20, 2001)


Silver Lake Conservatory of Music

Flea has funded the Silver Lake Conservatory of Music, a school in the LA area of Silver Lake. The conservatory will encourage exploration of all kinds of music, everything from clasical to punk rock. ""When I was a kid I played in symphony orchestras and I played punk rock, and it's just as valid to me," he said.

The school will offer classes in everything from clarinet to electric guitar. Flea himself will teach a class in electric bass and in trumpet. Other members of the Chili Peppers may also teach classes. Even though we all know Flea as a fun loving goofball, the conservatory will be a serious school. "The kids are not, he says with a smile, "gonna be coming in cursing and acting like me." For an entire article, visit LATimes.com (October 20, 2001)


Silver Lake Festival

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be appearing along side Elton John in a December music festival in the artsy LA area of Silver Lake. The concert, on December 13, 14, and 15, is an expansion on a concertgiven last year featuring Beck, Aimee Mann and Rufus Wainwright. The concert will be using 2 venues: the Paramour hilltop estate built in 1923 by silent-screen star Antonio Moreno and the 4100 Bar on Sunset Boulevard. Tickets go onsale November first. The Paramour days range from $250 to $1,000, including a gala party, and for the 4100 day at $75. For more ticket and line up info, visit SilverLiningSilverLake.com (October 16, 2001)


Flea's gear stolen

Flea's storage space in LA was broken into. Some of the items missing are: a '52 yellow Fender bass and a blue bass with "pedro" in red bold letters. Some journals, photos and Chili Pepper T-shirts were also taken. If you have any info on where these items are now, please write to info@janesaddiction.com (August 27, 2001)


Tel-Aviv gig canceled

Acording to an Israeli news program, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have decided to cancel their concert in Tel-Aviv, scheduled for August 27th. The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided to cancel the concert because of the political situation in Israel. Those who already bought tickets will get their money back. (August 13, 2001)


Red Hot Chili Peppers on MTV compilation album

MTV and Maverick Recording Co. will release "MTV: 20 Years of Pop Music," on June 3.  The album will contain some of the greatest pop hits from the last 2 decades.  The songs are accompanies onn the upcoming MTV special called, "MTV20: Everybody Talk About ... Pop Music!'' The one-hour event on July 14th and noon celebrates the greatest pop moments that occured during the networkss history.(June 23, 2001)

Entire Track Listing:
Madonna: "Borderline" (1983)
Beastie Boys: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" (1986)
Whitney Houston: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (1987)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Higher Ground" (1989)
R.E.M.: "Losing My Religion" (1991)
En Vogue: "Free Your Mind" (1992)
Janet Jackson: "That's The Way Love Goes" (1993)
TLC: "Waterfalls" (1994)
Weezer: "Buddy Holly" (1994)
No Doubt: "Don't Speak" (1995)
Alanis Morissette: "You Oughtta Know" (1995)
Matchbox 20: "3am" (1996)
Goo Goo Dolls: "Slide" (1998)
Backstreet Boys: "I Want It That Way" (1999)
Christina Aguilera: "Genie In A Bottle"


John Frusciante nominated for L.A. Weekly Music Awards 2001

John Frusciante was nominated for the L.A. Weekly Music Awards 2001 for Best Rock/Pop Songwriter/Composer, running against Beck, Mia Doi Todd, Perry Ferrell, and Moris Tepper.  L.A.'s third annual celebration of Los Angelas music will take place from June 22-28, hosted by Ice-T.  To learn more visit LAMusic2001.(June 20, 2001)


Red Hot Chili Peppers to be honored by MAP

The Musician's Assistance Program (MAP), will honor the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the second annual MAP awards on November 2.  MAP will give Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith the Buddy Award, named for founder Buddy Arnold, for their continuing support of the orginization, which provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment for musicians, regardless of their financial condition.  The MAP awards will be hosted by actress/singer Katy Sagal and Thelonious Monster/the Bicycle Thief frontman Bob Forrest, a longtime friend of the Chili Peppers and a recovering addict.  To see the entire article visit LAUNCH.com.  Visit the MAP homepage.  (June 20, 2001)


Red Hot Chili Peppers work with Tricky on new album
 


The Red Hot Chili Peppers were among a number of artists, also including Alanis Morissette, Live's Ed Kowalczyk, and Cyndi Lauper, to appear on Tricky's new album, Blowback.  Flea and John Frusciante appear on the track "Wonder Woman."  Anthony Kiedis also contributed on a different track, "Girls."  To see the entire article, visit sonicnet. (June 20, 2001)


Action Figure Party


Action Figure Party, organized by keyboardist/songwriter/vocalist Greg Kursten (formerly of Geggy Tah), has united some of musics true super heros.  "Action Figure Party is the ultimate alternative rock/jass throw down featuring superstars like Flea, Sean Lennon, and many more."  Action Figure Party, which is "keeping the world a safe place to groove", is now available in stores.  To see tour dates and the entire star studded line up, click here(June 20, 2001)


100 Most Shocking Moments

As VH1 counted down the 100 most shocking moments in rock and roll history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers made #70 with their many sock performances.  For the entire list visit VH1.com. (May 18, 2001)


Red Hot Chili Peppers win a BMI Pop Award

The Red Hot Chili Peppers recieved a BMI pop award for their song "Otherside."  To see the entire list of winers visit BMI.com. (May 17, 2001)


100 Greatest Videos

VH1 counted down the 100 greatest videos of all time.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers made #69 with "Give it Away" and #35 with "Californication.  To see the entire list visit VH1.com. (May 17, 2001)


John talks about new album

John Frusciante said in an interview that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are recording their eigth album, which is still untitled.  The album should be done by August, and will probably be released by the end of the year.  To see the entire article visit CDNow.com. (April 25, 2001)


Dave Navarro's solo album

Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and formerly the Red Hot Chili Peppers debut solo album "Trust No One will arrive in stores June 19th.  Chad Smith appears on the album on the cover of Velvet Undergound's "Venus In Furs."  (April 25, 2001)