RHCP Anthony Kiedis: 'Justin Bieber Made Me Cry'

The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman has confessed that he and producer Rick Rubin can be a little sensitive. So what made them cry?

RHCP Anthony Kiedis: 'Justin Bieber Made Me Cry'
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Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis might seem like a macho guy. But this week the singer confessed to Q magazine (via Spinner) that there's at least one thing that brought him to tears recently - the new Justin Bieber film. "I sat on an airplane recently, coming from Hawaii to Los Angeles, with Rick Rubin (RHCP producer) just across the aisle, watching the Justin Bieber movie, 'Never Say Never'. I cried twice during that film and I want the world to know that!" Unashamedly, Kiedis continued: "They were doing this very cheesy giveaway of concert tickets to 16-year-old girls. The cheesiness didn't matter - it was the reaction of the kids. When you saw those little girls crying deliriously, I lost it." Kiedis highlighted his producer's emotional engagement, perhaps against his wishes: "I decided to tell Rick afterwards and he said, 'I was also sobbing during that point in the movie'. There you have it." His band will be releasing their new album "I'm With You" on August 29, after sharing a stream of their first single online, which you can hear below.

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    Buddy Rider
    guitargodwannab wrote: dude, grow a ****in pair. ****
    Hey. He's Anthony f***ing Kiedis. What have you done?
    wjd329
    Ok I have to chime in here.....first let me say that I don't have "Beiber Fever", I don't know and haven't heard any of his songs. But what I will say is this, for all you "hardcore, macho rock gods" that you all are...ATLEAST Justin Beiber plays his own instruments including guitar AND drums and is a performer. In my eyes that's pretty impressive at his age. Secondly, an artist like him is completely necessary bcuz it gets young kids into music. So what of that's their first taste of it? It's still music. Your just jealous that YOU don't get that sort of attention. I saw him on some dumb tv special once playing guitar and then drumming and for all intents and purposes I was impressed with his ability at his age. Course he'll soon be a drug addict and probably shoot himself in a few years but hey, that's what you all want right?
    Ibeanez
    IAmCool123 wrote: nirvanarules888 wrote: Yeah another Beiber fan lol can this shit go a way this is a guitar site not a gay site lol The dumbassness of this article rests in the comment section. I honestly have no problem with Beiber. His music is aimed at the preteen-girl audience, not a bunch of metalheads that hate anything that's not heavy enough. He writes his own songs, sells more tickets than most guitar based bands out there and has accomplished more than probably everyone on this site ever will. In no sense am I a fan of his music, but the kid has my respect.
    You start off with a word like "dumbassness" and then try to ply like you're point of view is more intelligent. Lame. By the way, anyone who has held a real job has accomplished more in life than Beiber.
    Ibeanez
    Regarding the article, this just reminds me again of what keeps me away from RHCP.
    adkent
    lunchboxattacks wrote: Wow. Hardly one person commented on the actual song!! A real crowd of non hate-filled music lovers we have here. Hilarious. Anyway, I enjoyed the song so there's at least one comment on it. You can hear the difference approach that Josh brings and it's not a bad one.
    YES! I was thinking the same thing. I also like the song. One dude, dopelope, said he/she hated it, but that's better than whining about the Biebs all day.
    bush_slayer_07
    MonsterOfRock wrote: He looks like a cross between Iggy Pop and Frank Zappa. Expect half the talent of Iggy and one billionth of Zappa. Not trolling, I like the Peppers. But he's always been the weakest link.
    Lawlz@u sir kiedes is the soul of that band they wouldn't be nearly as famous without his vocal/lyric style. And Iggy pop don't have shit on anyone in the RHCP's frank zappa on the other hand might.
    Zombow
    Whenever I argue with a Justin Beaver fan, the only thing the fans can say to me is his status. About how popular he is, and how many girls he will have, and how few I will have. What The Fuck?! I don't care about his fame, I care about his music, and that music is freaking awful! (that's an opinion btw) I respect people liking him, but I start to wonder if they like him because of his music or his fame... I also don't mind the kid himself, just get tired of him getting on the radio all the time.
    queenslander47
    lol is that really what he looks like now? Somebody please get him a shaver hahaha. Also wishing the mindless hatred of Bieber would stop. I get that he is young and doesn't look very "masculine" but honestly he is good at what he does. Just because what he does isn't metal or musically advanced doesn't mean we should "kill the faggot." I'll admit it, if Baby drops I'm gonna dance, sing and have a good time.
    CrawlingHorror
    I hate how it's become okay for every guy to weep at the drop of a hat to the point where even the god damned Speaker of the House cries in public like a little girl. Jesus, it wasn't that long ago when that crap would end a political career. It's the pussification of America.
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN
    Buddy Rider wrote: guitargodwannab wrote: dude, grow a ****in pair. **** Hey. He's Anthony f***ing Kiedis. What have you done?
    LOL
    DarrenReeder
    This guy sees through the bullshit... BTW, he never said he likes bieber, he just said he liked what he saw on that film..
    Gman400
    lunchboxattacks wrote: Wow. Hardly one person commented on the actual song!! A real crowd of non hate-filled music lovers we have here. Hilarious. Anyway, I enjoyed the song so there's at least one comment on it. You can hear the difference approach that Josh brings and it's not a bad one.
    Songs been out for a while, guy... And I suspect this is either just a joke or a publicity stunt, but its not unimaginable that its real. He said he was touched by how happy the girls were to get tickets from Beiber, not Bieber himself. and we all know Justin Bieber is not the epitome of musical greatness. You really don't need to point out how much he sucks or how "you totally hate him so much because hes like a pop sellout brahhhhh." Nobody cares.
    lunchboxattacks
    Wow. Hardly one person commented on the actual song!! A real crowd of non hate-filled music lovers we have here. Hilarious. Anyway, I enjoyed the song so there's at least one comment on it. You can hear the difference approach that Josh brings and it's not a bad one.
    nailsarecruel
    TheSmashing wrote: I've never understood why people hate Justin Bieber so much, I mean I hate his music just as much as the next user of this site but I mean why are we so prejudice?! None of us know him personally and he could get a million more girls than any of us ever could. Musically - I vomit, personally - I don't know I never saw the Justin Bieber movie... HURRAY FOR POSTING THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER!!!
    It's kinda like the boy band thing. The immediate negative response to them was they're a bunch of fags. Only thing with Bieber is that he's gotten the boy-band fan and hater response but there's no additional singers/backup dancers to drop the irrational hate on. Personally I don't appreciate that he may or may not be tapping some Selena Gomez azz, especially since I didn't tap it first.
    Eifler121
    johnyguitar wrote: nirvanarules888 wrote: Sorry about the troll, but look how good those boy bands are from the 90s now???? I feel every generation has "boy bands" and to me its just the "machine" trying to make money off some kid/kids it has happened all the time in the industry then they throw them away, so if Bieber is still relivent 10 years from now I will give him the respect he deserves until then I will catagorize him with every other boy band. We didnt havwe "boy bands" in the 60's, we had The Monkees.....
    And the Temptations, and all those Motown guys, and half the "rock" bands. Those guys were assembled by talent scouts and had songs written for them. They were no different. It's all just pop. Even the Beatles and Black Sabbath were sell-outs. The Beatles were just trying to copy what was already on the radio at the beginning, and Black Sabbath changed from blues to what became metal because they thought it would sell with the horror movie crowd. They just happened to be really good at selling-out. Beiber sucks, but don't blame it on being a marketing scheme or anything. It's just bad pop music.
    Urburno
    Haha, I personally reckon this is bullshit and Anthony is just trying to promote the album as much as possible, and what better way to do it than get the Beiber fans on his side One step closer to getting RHCP to number 1 in august!
    prplhayesvp70
    All of you who are calling him a puss, how about you go have your first drug OD at 9 years old. Or read about all the other crazy s*** hes done, haha.
    JohnSmith85
    It's like the movie Night of the Living Dead. Most people are turning into Bieber zombies and we are the few survivors who locked ourselves in a house and are scared shitless to go outside.
    korn_dawg
    I fully expected him to say that he cried while having to listen to Bieber's music...
    nincompoop
    I thought this was going to be anti-Bieber. While I'm not a fan and I enjoy drinking the Kool-Aid in that department now and then, it's very sweet. Admitting this is being a REAL MAN . If this happened to you guys, you know you'd be pussies and take it to your grave.
    IAmCool123
    nirvanarules888 wrote: Yeah another Beiber fan lol can this shit go a way this is a guitar site not a gay site lol
    The dumbassness of this article rests in the comment section. I honestly have no problem with Beiber. His music is aimed at the preteen-girl audience, not a bunch of metalheads that hate anything that's not heavy enough. He writes his own songs, sells more tickets than most guitar based bands out there and has accomplished more than probably everyone on this site ever will. In no sense am I a fan of his music, but the kid has my respect.
    mark3777
    "it was the reaction of the kids. When you saw those little girls crying deliriously, I lost it." I cried too Kiedis... I cried too.
    Jimmyboba
    What? ANTHONY KIEDIS is Evolving! Congratulations, your ANTHONY KIEDIS evolved into DAVE NAVARRO. Seriously, any picture of Dave with that one of Anthony.
    abel1389
    JD2k9 wrote: Justin Bieber made me cry when I first heard him. It just hurt so bad to hear that this is what the music industry has come to.
    props to you, sir.
    Jazz1992
    Zombow wrote: Whenever I argue with a Justin Beaver fan, the only thing the fans can say to me is his status. About how popular he is, and how many girls he will have, and how few I will have. What The Fuck?! I don't care about his fame, I care about his music, and that music is freaking awful! (that's an opinion btw) I respect people liking him, but I start to wonder if they like him because of his music or his fame... I also don't mind the kid himself, just get tired of him getting on the radio all the time.
    This x1000. Also, it's pretty cynical of all the Bieber fans "in disguise" here to call everyone else "butthurt" when anyone who uses at least 5% of his brain knows who's really butthurt here.
    Bugman88
    AllYourBass wrote: Kiedis is one thing, but watching Rick Rubin cry would be scare-larious. Like watching Hagrid or something.
    Hahaha!!! Hagrid? Thats funny.
    All0utR0ck
    In other news, Justin Beiber cries after covering Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal corpse. "This song touched my heart when I first heard it" said Beiber.
    RHCP_Freak88
    Respect his fukin feeling ... he's anthony kiedis for Christ's sake... god damit so what it's justin bieber (im not a fan) but seriously ... RESPECT HIM DAMIT!
    biff022
    How many attempts does it take Anthony Keidis to screw in a lightbulb? Only one if he takes the needle out of his arm. Thanks to Neil Hamburger for that one.
    thedarkblues06
    ColdbringeR wrote: This article made me cry; I want the world to know that.
    Your well thought out response to the article had me crying; I want the world to know that.
    iljh
    That being said I respect him and though I will never give him a cent I am jealous of how much he has accomplised... for now
    ledzep426
    Anthony Keadis should join a band with Dave Grohl and Slash, that way they will control literally everything on UG. In other news, this song really grew on me since its debut. Can't wait for the album/tour!
    evanharte123
    JD2k9 wrote: Justin Bieber made me cry when I first heard him. It just hurt so bad to hear that this is what the music industry has come to.
    +1