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Tuesday
May292012

[Listen] John Fruscinate - "Glowe", New Solo LP Dropping This Fall

A few weeks back we got the surprise announcement of former Red Hot Chili Pepper's guitarist John Frusciante gearing up to release a new EP this July titled, Letur-Lefr. Now we get our first taste of the upcoming EP with the new track "Glowe", as well as more information on the EP and AN EVEN BIGGER ANNOUNCEMENT! According to the JF official website, the upcoming EP will feature 5 new songs written and produced by Frusciante himself and "features a few friends on vocals" (PLEASE BE RZA). Letur-Lefr is set to be released in Japan on July 4th and will be released to the rest of the world on July 16th and 17th. You can preorder the album here and receive an immediate download of the new song "Glowe" which you can listen to as well as check out the album's tracklisting after the jump.

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Friday
May182012

[News] Former RHCP Guitarist John Frusciante Returns With New Solo EP, Letur-Lefr

You know what's even better than today being friday? Waking up to the news that JOHN FRUSCIANTE IS RELEASING A NEW SOLO RECORD THIS SUMMER!! Sorry, if I could type this whole post in all caps I would but you guys would be annoyed and I'd feel like I was ranting like Kanye. But anyhow, our good friends over at Invisible-Movement.net (The best website for all John Frusciante news) announced earlier today that the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist is set to release a new EP titled Letur-Lefr this summer. This marks John's first solo release since 2009's album The Empyrean.

Frusciante fans have been waiting a long time for this news (me especially) after all the rumors from friends around the guitarist like RZA, The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (who has an awesome new album out by the way, which he released yesterday) and Share Watson aka Truth Hurts hinted that John was back in the studio working on new music and had about 300-400 unedited songs in the bag. Finally, we get news of a new release is on the way. Ahhhh I'm all over the place with excitement on this one! Like his previous albums, Letur-Lefr is set to be released via Record Collection Music. UPDATE: The new EP will contain five new songs and it will be released the week of July 9th in multiple formats (including cassette!) worldwide.

Tune into Invisible-Movement.net and SKoA for more information as it comes. NOW GO LISTEN TO ANY JOHN FRUSCIANTE SOLO RECORD YOU CAN FIND! I know most of you got Spotify! I recommend listening to To Record Water For Only Ten Days.

Tuesday
Feb282012

[News] Sleigh Bells Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Sleigh Bells have announced a series of tour dates in support of their recently released sophomore LP Reign of Terror, which are set to kick off on March 26th and end April 25th, just prior to the band's tour alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With shows all across North America, the tour will span 19 different cities, including a stop in Nashville for the Rites of Spring Music Festival on April 21st. Take a look at their full your itinerary after the jump.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

[News] Sleigh Bells, Santigold, Little Dragon to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers

With Red Hot Chili Peppers set to embark upon one hell of a large tour it's only right that a band of their calibre and longevity get some top notch openers for the shows, right? Well, they've definitely delivered as Pitchfork points out, Sleigh BellsSantigold, and Little Dragon will open for the band on different dates. So, it's kind of a pot luck who'll you will get at your show but personally any of those three followed by RHCP would be a damn good gig to be at! CoS points out that Sleigh bells earned the spot after Flea attended a Sleigh Bells show. Derek Miller recently stated in an interview with The Daily:

Flea came to a show of ours at Webster Hall. I was just hanging out and someone’s like, “Hey Derek, this is Flea.” And I was like, “Oh, nice to meet you, Flea. I’ve heard of you.” And he was an extremely sweet dude. He was like, “Hey, do you want to play shows with my band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” And I said, “Yeah, I’ll play shows with your band. Sure. Amazing.” So we just shook hands and he was like, “All right, you’ll hear from us.” And sure enough, a couple days later it came through.

Peep all of the dates after the jump. There's a lot of 'em!

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Wednesday
Jan252012

[Watch] Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Look Around" (Official Video)

 

In the Red Hot Chili Peppers' new video for their song "Look Around," the band lives on what could only be described as the noisiest apartment complex floor ever. In this world where the band has paid off their landlord to no end, each member has their own space, each with its own insights; Anthony Kiedis has a loving family and dog yet decides to wear a prison uniform, Flea gets into whipped cream and silly string fights with a cute girl while half naked, Chad Smith has a fantastic combination of bathroom and gym, while Josh Klinghoffer resides in a rather empty and lonely space with only his guitar to soothe him. All in all, the video makes for a fun time, so give it a look in the player above.

The band's newest LP I'm With You is currently available, and the band are set to go on an extensive worldwide tour starting in March, so take a look at their complete tour itinerary after the jump.

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Saturday
Jan212012

[News] Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More Tour Dates

Just over a week ago, the Red Hot Chili Peppers made an announcement that they would have to postpone their massive 2012 touring schedule due to frontman Anthony Kiedis sustaining several foot injuries. Having pushed back many of their tour dates to as late as September and October, there was a noticeable absence of tour dates in between April 12th and June 23rd, and, yesterday, the band announced yet another tour leg that would fill this gap. Starting on April 27th in Toronto, the leg will see the band visiting two other cities in Canada as well as 10 different states throughout the U.S., with the final show taking place on June 7th in Louisville, KY. Take a look at the band's full 2012 touring schedule, in support of their recently released LP I'm With You, after the jump.

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Wednesday
Jan112012

[News] Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule 2012 Tour Dates

In a rather upsetting turn of events, Red Hot Chili Peppers have been forced to postpone their massive 2012 tour schedule due to frontman Anthony Kiedis sustaining multiple foot injuries. As to how Kiedis sustained these injuries is unclear, but the band has been forced to push their January, February and March tour dates. The first leg of the tour, which was supposed to take place from January 20th to February 3rd, will now take place from March 29th to April 12th. The Californian leg of the tour, including two shows in Los Angeles and two in Oakland, will now take place in between European tour dates, from August 11th to the 15th, and the final leg of the tour will now take place from September 23rd to October 25th.

Take a look after the jump for the complete tour date rescheduling.

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Monday
Dec122011

[News] Red Hot Chili Peppers Add West Coast Tour Dates

In support of this years I'm With You, recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers have been dishing out new tour dates on a weekly basis. So far, the band has announced a six-date leg starting in late January, as well as a slew of dates throughout the Southwestern U.S. Today, the L.A. rockers have announced the West Coast leg of their tour, which includes shows in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Glendale, and Denver. You can check out all of the band's upcoming tour dates, as well as the newly added italicized dates, after the jump.

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