Flea (Musician)

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Cosmopolitan - December 31, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Cosmopolitan December 31, 2012 As tempting as it would be to hang out with Kim Kardashian at some upscale club in Las Vegas, seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Cosmopolitan seemed like a great way to usher in the New Year. The Chelsea Ballroom was packed with party r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Radiohead Will Tour in 2012

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Thom Yorke has confirmed on BBC 1 that Radiohead will be touring in 2012. Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Giles Peterson, Yorke said: "The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year." The band announced two shows in New York yesterday, and have only played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Red Hot Chili Peppers New Video "Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie"

    ​Our favorite LA boys are back! Here's the first video off of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest album I'm With You with the single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."This is not the much-hyped Kreayshawn version, which, according to bassist Flea, "just didnt work out." He added, "That happens s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    KROQ's Curious Five: Rise Against, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars

    ​It's not KROQ's fault copious amount of sonic garbage spew from their massive antenna on Tonga Peak in Glendale. No matter how cutting edge they purport to be, they're a mainstream radio station with salaried programming directors who strictly adhere to a business model. As such, they are going t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    3hree Things: Major League Baseball Players Have Horrible Taste In Music

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -Stapp​Major ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Thy Squid Play Squid Rock City!

    [Locals Only] The LBC trio talk influences and working with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album?

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis rapped with SPIN about the LA's funk-rock group's process of recording their tenth studio album. The Chili Peppers go through turmoil (and lineup changes) more than any band this side of Fleetwood Mac, so it's nice to see they are, in fact, releasi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Gang of Four Are Leeds Lads Live!

    The aging rockers dust off their trusty, frequently pirated template one more time

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Damon Albarn Creates Yet ANOTHER Supergroup, This Time With RHCP Bassist Flea

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Damon Albarn isn't even finished touring with his other supergroup, Gorillaz (read our review of the LA show here) before he's confirming that he's almost done recording his album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.Talk about keeping busy!

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Go, Lakers, Go!: A Winning Game Seven Soundtrack

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​While you are more likely to hear Randy Newman's classic 1983 hit "I Love LA" if the Lakers beat the Celtics tonight, what songs would the Lakers listen to in order to pump them up for this winner take all game? Here are a few suggestions.

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Coachella Day Three: Superlatives for Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and More

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.​Click here for photos from Day Three!​So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising. But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    High Concept, Dude

    Arena prog-rockers the Mars Volta demand so much of you

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Back From the Black Hole

    If it wasnt for the Adolescents, your scene wouldnt be alive

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Hackers Ball

    Computer Securitys Worst Nightmare comes to OC

  • Columns

    October 3, 2002

    Stupid Christo

    Missing Wonderlove, but catching Flea

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    American Psycho

    The far-Right side of Ted Nugents mind