For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1989 that focuses on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pre-megastardom. The band had just released its fourth album and the segment leads into the world premiere of the “Knock Me Down” video.
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The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.
For a generation raised by MTV — particularly in the late ’80s and early ’90s — they were ubiquitous: those 30-second “Rock the Vote” promos featuring stars ranging from R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Madonna imploring viewers to register to vote and cast their ballots.
This fall, Miles Copeland will bring MTV’s beloved “120 Minutes” precursor “I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge” to DVD with a new compilation featuring “the absolute highlights and rare moments” from the show, featuring appearances by the likes of R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robyn Hitchcock and more.
This week’s new releases include ‘Out of My Hands,’ the new English-language solo album from a-ha’s Morten Harket, plus a new CD reissue of The Tubes’ ‘Outside Inside, a red-vinyl reissue of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘One Hot Minute,’ and a digital-only U.S. release of the new Erasure ‘Essential’ best-of.
This week’s new releases include new 2CD best-of sets from synthpop masters Heaven 17 and The Specials’ Terry Hall, plus The Wedding Present’s archival 2CD release ‘Live 1990’ and a new 2LP, heavyweight 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissue of the Red Hot Chili Peppers breakthrough smash ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik.’
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced its Class of 2012, a list that does not include first-time nominees The Cure, but does feature ’80s college-rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and a combination of The Faces and The Small Faces.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced the nominees for its Class of 2012, a list that includes goth-pop legends The Cure as well as fellow first-time nominees Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim, plus past nominees Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and more.
For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to March 1984 to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers — long before they became sensitive alt-rock balladeers — make their television debut on the ‘Thicke of the Night’ talk show’s one and only season.
Crooner Bryan Ferry enlisted a star-studded cast — including Roxy Music bandmates Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay — for this fall’s ‘Olympia,’ his first album of new material in eight years and his first recorded collaboration with those ex-bandmates since 1973’s ‘For Your Pleasure.’
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke brought his solo band Atoms for Peace to the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., last night as part of the group’s pre-Coachella tour, and whipped out a surprise cover: Joy Division’s classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart.’
Bassist Eric Avery made it official this morning, announcing via Twitter that he has quit Jane’s Addiction for a second time as the rockers have now wrapped up their rescheduled tour of Australia — the final dates of a reunion that started with last year’s joint trek with Nine Inch Nails.
The long-out-of-print Jane’s Addiction film “Gift” — a semi-autobiographical, drug-and-music filled feature created by frontman Perry Farrell and then-girlfriend Casey Niccoli — will receive its first-ever DVD release this year, Farrell announced via Twitter tonight.