RHCP Play Gig In Flea's Back Garden

Band plays charity show on bassist's birthday.

RHCP Play Gig In Flea's Back Garden
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold out some of the biggest stadiums in the world. But, according to NME they're just as happy playing in the bassist's back garden. On Tuesday night, the band took to the stage (or patio, as the case may have been) to perform a nine song set to an audience that included Owen Wilson and Edward Norton as well as producer Rick Rubin. The evening, which featured a performance by punk band Rancid, was to raise money for Flea's music school, Silver Lake Conservatory. There was also an art auction, where a piece by Banksy was reportedly sold for $100,000. The event happened to take place on the bassist's 50th birthday. Tuesday night's set list was as follows:
  • "Can't Stop"
  • "Snow (Hey Oh)"
  • "Monarchy of Roses"
  • "Soul to Squeeze"
  • "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"
  • "Right on Time"
  • "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young Cover)"
  • "Give It Away"
  • "By the Way" In light of the 2nd US Presidential Debate, Flea has noted: "The last thing that should happen is a funding cut for education; it should be increased. We need to put more money towards education and anything else is abusive. The most important thing to me with any politician is that they don't start wars, but education is a big part of that, too, because educated people are less likely to do stupid, violent things." Two weeks ago, the Chili Peppers released two new singles that had been recorded during the sessions for last year's "I'm With You" album.
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      soundgarden19
      I love stories like this, they just love to play and aren't in it for the money. Good guys too
      hotdogs585
      Agreed. They're just in it for the joy of playing they're not concerned with money they just want to play and raise money.
      hotdogs585
      7 likes!! yeah they dont care about money they just want to raise some extra cash
      jacobtheimpaler
      Raising cash for a school. Speaking of which maybe you should attend one to learn some reading comprehension.
      hotdogs585
      FLEA'S school dude maybe you should take some reading comprehension classes.
      sideslick
      The one that he runs to teach others how to play music. Read jacobtheimpaler's post again. I hope you benefit from it this next time.
      archangels
      Flea's birthday starring Rancid & RHCP, Banksy art, and Edward Norton. Why can't I be cool enough to attend events like this?
      MyDogAteAString
      Nice, Rancid and RHCP...great show
      hotdogs585
      i dont understand why they would associate themselves with that punk music. rhcp are REAL musicians stop playing with talentless punk/emo bands
      blazingarpeggio
      Um. Dude. Rancid is ska-punk. Not emo. And definitely not talentless.
      hotdogs585
      pff it all sounds the same. power chords, lousy vocals, weak solos. wimp music
      squeeblybop
      And here is example of complete knobhead who needs to listen to more music before he slags it.
      cellofreak42
      Maybe you haven't listened to Rise Against lately. What about Hot Water Music, or The Gaslight Anthem, or Green Day? All punk bands, and yes they use power chords (like every genre except jazz) but lousy vocals and weak solos? I don't think so. Listen to music before you judge it. Punk music is not limited to angry kids chunking out chords and screaming.
      Chronologo
      Mostly agree until you mentioned Green Day, they're the example of weak solos. So weak that Armstrong doesn't play them live
      cellofreak42
      Actually, on their new album, the solos are much better, and yes, Armstrong does play them live. Watch their videos.
      Onehitsrock
      So what do you like hotdog? Rancid has been around for years and play all around great rock/ska/reggae/blues/folk/funk music and are great live. You wouldnt know because your a tool of some sort and have not seen them. There is a good reason that RHCP hang with 'em
      sven.stazic
      ummm... listen to RHCP's song punk-rock classic from Mothers milk.
      hotdogs585
      yeah i know that one but rhcp are actually good musicians i dont know why they sometimes pretend theyre not by paying homage to that punk junk
      mrmojorisin420
      nice rhyme
      hotdogs585
      they need to listen to real music
      RoomOnFire03
      RHCP are some of the biggest punk fans ever, Anthony wears an OFF! hat during their shows..... By the way, their like first 3 albums are all heavily influenced by punk music..... They just have a diversity in musical influence, and by the way, listen to Maxwell Murder by Rancid, if you dont respect that band after listening that song, you have serious issues.....
      diamanth
      I guess you didn't know that for a while DH Peligro from the PUNK band Dead Kennedys drummed for RHCP...
      hotdogs585
      DH Peligro is a beast of a drummer, but wasn't he in on the whole "let's sue jello biafra and commercialize DK songs"?
      jimmydvn
      "because educated people are less likely to do stupid, violent things." wouldn't quite agree with that, many of the most violent men in history have been well-educated, and vice versa. But hey, the rest of what he said was bang-on
      Spychosis
      Uneducated and educated: Quantity of violence versus quality of violence???
      GasPipe
      Holy crap, Flea is fifty?! I guess it shouldn't be that surprising, but it's a bit of a shock when you realise that your musical heroes aren't forever young haha.
      Dazalator88
      This is one of the many reasons i'm such a big fan of this band. So many bands out there have members who are simply in it for the money and the 'Rock n roll' aspect of it but Flea is such a giver and a lover. Really refreshing to see. When Bieber does it you nkow his P R has told him to, this is spontanious and beautiful, hope the music school gets a big kick from this. Keep it up fellas
      Danjo's Guitar
      Man, some of you guys are dicks. Yes Flea and the rest of the guys have a good amount of money, but no one person has enough money to fund an entire school with teachers and equipment and all. They're raising money for Flea's school so they can have more funds available for it than they can contribute on their own. I'm sure Flea puts a lot of money into it himself. And if you know anything about John Frusciante you'd know that Stadium Arcadium was not about financial gain. Its all art man. Maybe Anthony worked his lyrics to appeal to more people, but whats wrong with that? If music doesn't appeal to people, thats generally become on some level its just not very good.
      ModestToSpill
      what a badass setlist they played. right on time and soul to squeeze? and cant stop? they really gave a show that night.