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2006-09-03 19:59:12

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "I had some of the best times of my life in this building," rubber-spined bassist Flea said of the crusty but trusty Forum. And judging from the wild response to Red Hot Chili Peppers' homecoming show Thursday, many in the sold-out house would count this among theirs. The veteran quartet left little doubt that it remains in its prime with a stellar two-hour show that mixed '70s funk and punk with their neo-signature mellow grooves....

2006-06-06 18:15:01

In paragraph 4, deletes second sentence containing erroneous reference to MySpace By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party has signed with Columbia, which will release its self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers members Flea and John Frusciante, as well as New Order bassist Peter Hook. "It's going to be a solid group with both female and male...

2006-06-06 13:09:09

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party has signed with Columbia, which will release its self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers members Flea and John Frusciante, as well as New Order bassist Peter Hook. "It's going to be a solid group with both female and male players," Farrell told Billboard.com, "and it's going to be very live and very...

2006-05-03 19:50:11

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers have lashed out at a music pirate who leaked the funk-rock band's upcoming album onto the Internet, and urged fans not to download it illegally. The band's spokeswoman said on Wednesday the offender was being tracked down. The group's highly anticipated first studio album in four years, "Stadium Arcadium," is still on track to go on sale on Tuesday via Warner Music Group Inc.s Warner Bros. Records, she said. In a...

2006-01-19 13:53:01

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their first new album in almost four years on May 9, a double set called "Stadium Arcadium." The funk-rock veterans recorded 38 songs for the project, and at one point even considered releasing three separate records, but ultimately whittled the material down to a 25-track, two-disc set. Mixing on the Rick Rubin-produced Warner Bros. effort is now halfway complete, according to frontman Anthony Kiedis....

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2005-12-06 17:26:17

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Male water fleas that scientists have never seen have made their debut in a University at Buffalo laboratory, providing biologists with their first glimpse of these elusive organisms. The UB research, published last month in Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, opens a new window on the biological diversity of several species of water fleas, including those in the genus Daphnia and the genus Bosmina, that play major roles in freshwater food webs. It also...

2005-10-20 13:45:09

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Tiny fleas that survive on fungus found under a blanket of snow contain a unique antifreeze that could have implications for farming or transplant surgery, Canadian researchers said on Wednesday. The researchers, whose report is published in the latest edition of Science, said their findings could help protect plants or animals from frost, or allow donated transplant organs to be stored and transported at lower temperatures. The six-legged snow...


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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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