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2008-08-07 03:00:21

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Anthony Kiedis admits he was intrigued, but also a bit leery, when he was approached by American Eagle Outfitters to curate a music festival. The idea of being able to select bands for a unique event was appealing, but would his vision, his roster of performers, fit with the retailer's idea of a music festival? "They told me they wanted this bill to reflect my taste in music," says Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "I...

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...

2006-01-19 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....

2005-11-28 22:27:03

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. The yet-to-be-titled release will be recorded in January and is on target for a May release. "I've written more songs than ever before on this record," Hughes told Billboard.com. "(There are) maybe 25 songs (that) we've got on the chalkboard, and 12 will make the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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