Jack Sherman, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist, Dies at Age 64

Sad news as Jack Sherman, who played on the Red Hot Chili Peppers debut album, has died. He was 64 years old. According to a published report from SPIN Magazine, no cause of death has been revealed. The band confirmed the news in a post on their Instagram account.

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Andy Gill, Pioneering Post-Punk Guitarist of Gang of Four, Has Died, Age 64

More sad news as we move into the second month of the year. Legendary post-Punk and Brit Rock guitarist and producer Andy Gil has died after a short respiratory illness in London. He was just 64 years old.  As a founding member of Gang of Four, Andy left an indelible mark on music with his style and songcraft. Gang of Four’s first few albums are seminal works in post-Punk and New Wave music and they continued to inspire and affect bands long after they were inactive in the scene. A ground-breaking composer and producer, he worked with artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Stranglers, the Futureheads, Michael Hutchence, Bono, Therapy? and the Young Knives. The band had reunited (with Gill as the only original member) in recent years to much acclaim. His band has released a tribute via their publicist. Continue reading

Boston Calling Books Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run The Jewels, Andrew WK, Liam Gallagher and More

Boston Calling, which had already leaked Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers as being headliners previously, has also booked Jason Isabell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, NONAME, The Struts, Andrew WK, Run the Jewels, Banks, RJD2, Koffee, and Pink Steat$, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the 1975, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Dinosaur Jr and many more! Tickets are on sale now! Continue reading

Foo Fighters And Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Boston Calling 2020

Red Hot Chili Peppers, photo credit Steve Keros

Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the 2020 edition of Boston Calling Festival. The two legendary rock acts will join a bill of over sixty performers, including an additional headliner, all of which will be shared when the entire lineup is announced in January of next year. Foo Fighters will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020. Meanwhile, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers RHCP is currently working on a new album. The annual three-day festival, will take place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts next Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2020. Limited presale 3-day passes go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 at 10 a.m. EST at the link below Continue reading

Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform At ‘Global Goal Live’ Concert In September 2020

In 2020 Metallica has announced they will take part in the Global Citizen’s 10-hour “Live Aid”-style concert event happening on September 26, 2020 on five continents: Central Park in New York, Lagos in Nigeria, and to-be-announced cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The event will be the culmination of a yearlong campaign dubbed “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream” that will benefit United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with aims at ending extreme poverty and tackling climate change. Also set to perform are Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, MUSE, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pharrell Williams with co-hosts for the event Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Jill Vedder, Katie Holmes, Rachel Brosnahan, Trevor Noah, and Uzo Aduba. Continue reading

Hear Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart” In The Style of Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Reel Big Fish, Devin Townsend and more

 

Musical genius Anthony Vincent is at it again with another video of “covers in the style of” form his YouTube channel 10 Second Songs, this time focusing on Mötley Crüe. With their film The Dirt streaming on Netflix starting this weekend and Vincent making a cameo in the film (blink and you’ll miss it), he has tackled ‘Kickstart My Heart’ in the style of 17 artists including himself. It’s pretty hilarious to hear his take on artists such as Led Zeppelin/Greta Van Fleet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Reel Big Fish, Devin Townsend, Ricky Martin, Dean Martin, Baby Shark, The Saved By The Bell theme song and more! Continue reading

Heart To Release All-Star Package “Live In Atlantic City” Next Month

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart, featuring sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are finally releasing their excellent 2006 live special as an album/deluxe LP/CD/DVD/BluRay package as Live In Atlantic City. Originally aired as VH1 Decades Rock Live, the newly mixed and mastered special will be released on January 25 via earMUSIC. Watch a performance video of ‘Lost Angel’ right now! Continue reading

Joe Satriani Debuts New Song- “Energy”

Joe Satriani recently announced that he will be releasing his sixteenth solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12th. The new record sees him teaming up with Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath on bass, and Red Hot Chili PeppersChad Smith on drums, and we have your first taste of the new material today. Continue reading

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Include Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers And More

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21st at 8PM on ABC. Today the nominees have been announced, and after scrolling through all of the categories none of us care about, we’ve come to find out that artists like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and others have been nominated this year. Continue reading

BABYMETAL Joined On Stage By Chad Smith From Red Hot Chili Peppers

BABYMETAL were joined on stage by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith at their last show in the UK together. Watch the video below:  Continue reading