This is the book fans have been waiting for since Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik first hit the charts: The first (and only!) official Red Hot Chili Peppers story—an oral and visual autobiography from one of the world’s greatest rock groups. Together, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea, and Chad Smith tell the 61-million-album selling band’s rollercoaster story, with anecdotes of their concert tours and creative collaborations, memories of surprise successes and dark battles with drug addiction, revelations about their personalities and feelings, and admissions about their lives outside the band. With hundreds of photographs, poster images, ticket stubs, and other RHCP memorabilia, this is a must-have for any die-hard fan.
One-of-a-kind tribute from one of the best-selling bands in the world direct to their legions of fans. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' performances have become legendary as much for the music and antics on stage as the generous, loving community of people who stand side by side, screaming their approval. This is a fan appreciation book from the band that puts the emphasis where it should be—on the fans. A vivid montage of words from the band members to their fans, it includes hundreds of photos taken at concerts worldwide, and interviews with fifty of the most devoted RHCP fans around the globe. The stories that emerge range from fantastic to tragic, but always inspirational and life-affirming. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis—New York Times best-selling author of his memoir, Scar Tissue—writes about the making of this book, and tells the story of the band's connection with their fans from day one in 1983 and how that relationship has evolved over three decades. Designed with a DIY/fanzine feel, this book is more than a fan tribute; it's a cultural exchange that captures the unique connection of an iconic band as devoted to their fans as the fans are to them.
Here is the extreme story of the indestructible LA group from their early funk days to eventual success as one of America's top-selling bands. Despite an epic reputation for exhibitionism, drug taking and debauchery, through it all the Chili Peppers have continued to produce records that shock, challenge and intrigue their fans. Author Jeff Apter has interviewed dozens of people - many speaking openly for the first time - who have moved in and out of the Chili Peppers' circle over the past three decades. He has spoken with former Chili Peppers, life-long friends, classmates, family members, album producers and music business insiders, as he plots the band's rise from Hollywood 'latchkey kids', willing to test-drive any drug or woman they could score, to the camomile-tea sipping superstars of today, whose only true family is this band.
Formed in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers attracted legions of fans across the globe with their unique rock/funk sound and California style. They've sold over 50 million albums, won seven Grammy Awards, and have had numerous top ten singles. UK photographer Tony Woolliscroft has been on a journey with the band for almost 20 years, documenting them from their start in small venues to selling out stadium tours. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Me and My Friends not only reveals Woolliscroft's amazing and energetic photographpy but also the personal stories behind each picture. Featuring many never-before-seen images, anecdotes, and an introduction by drummer Chad Smith this collection is a must-have for any fan of one of America's most influential and entertaining bands.
Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis grew up in Hollywood, hustling a living with his actor father. He eventually discovered music and fell in with Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, and Michael “Flea” Balzary to form the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fired up by 1970s funk, rock, ska, and soul, the band fought, split, kissed, made up, and then fought again. This collision of singular personalities and musical genius resulted in a run of albums and reputation as a formidable live act. By the end of the 1980s, though, the band was one man down, with lead guitarist Hillel Slovak dying from a drug overdose. The struggle gave rise to 1989’s groundbreaking Mother’s Milk album. Pre-dating Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers was the first underground band to take what critics dubbed “alternative rock” into the mainstream charts. In 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik compounded the Chili Peppers’ success, turning its members into bona fide rock stars and plunging them headlong into a riot of drugs, sex, near-death experiences, and spiritual awakening. This book looks at the group through dozens of photographs, and examines the music and stories of one of the most original bands on the planet.
(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! Songs: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie * By the Way * Californication * Can't Stop * Dani California * Scar Tissue * Suck My Kiss * Tell Me Baby * Under the Bridge.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Essential for Peppers fans! Features Frusciante's & Navarro's playing transcribed note for note with tab on top tracks from Mother's Milk to By the Way , plus two new bonus songs! 16 hits: Breaking the Girl * By the Way * Californication * Fortune Faded * Give It Away * Higher Ground * My Friends * Otherside * Parallel Universe * Road Trippin' * Save the Population * Scar Tissue * Soul to Squeeze * Suck My Kiss * Under the Bridge * Universally Speaking. PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LYRICS
Twenty eventful years have passed since the Chili Peppers first blazed; years during which the band have achieved global recongnition, thanks to huge hits like 'Under The Bridge', 'Californication', and 'By The Way' accepted every reward and sustained every blow that rock'n'roll could throw at them: from linup changes to drug overdoses. Fully revised and updated, Red Hot Chili Peppers tells the full, true story of the band that dare to play and say it all.
(Ukulele). Ukulele players can strum, sing and pick along with 13 songs from the rock masters, including: Breaking the Girl * Californication * Dani California * Dark Necessities * My Friends * Otherside * Scar Tissue * Snow (Hey Oh) * Under the Bridge * The Zephyr Song * and more.