‘The Getaway’ Shows Again Why RHCP Remains One Of Rock’s Elite Acts

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

It’s hard to believe and might make some out there feel old, but Red Hot Chili Peppers recently released its eleventh full-length studio recording.  The Getaway was released just last month via Warner Brothers Records.  It is the eleventh album that the band has released in what is now a three-decades plus career.  That is a telling statement about the band.  It shows that even through so many lineup changes and even a changing industry the band has shown that it is still just as relevant today as it was when it formed way back in 1983.  It can be postulated that the reason for this continued success is linked to the band’s own adaptation to the changes in the musical community.  The band has changed up its sound on every one of its records, maintaining its originality from one record to the next.  The same applies to the lyrical content presented within each of the band’s records.  Both of these changes are just as evident in The Getaway just as much as they are in the band’s previous albums.  That obvious update to the band’s sound and lyrical content makes this record yet another Red Hot Chili Peppers success story and one more of 2016’s top new rock records.

Red Hot Chili Peppers new album The Getaway is its own enjoyable escape for audiences.  That is due to the fact that yet again the band has change up its sound and its lyrical content from that of its previous album.  It is a practice that the band has maintained throughout the course of its now three decades-plus life span.  That new approach makes the album not just another new enjoyable escape but also one more of 2016’s top new rock records.  One of the points at which this changed sound is most evident in the band’s new album is the album’s lead single ‘Dark Necessities.’  Looking at the song’s musical arrangement it presents a sound that is very much unlike that of the band’s body of work.  Given, Flea’s bass line is somewhat familiar here.  It harkens back to the days of the band’s 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, but in the bigger picture of the song’s arrangement it boasts a very distinct identity that is separate from anything else that the band has crafted.  That is thanks to the use of the string arrangements and gentle, flowing piano line at the base of the arrangement.  Drummer Chad Smith’s work behind the kit and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer’s guitar line add their own original touch to the song.  The whole that those separate lines makes the song’s musical arrangement original and enjoyable in its own right.  The song’s lyrical content cannot be ignored here either.  That is because of the topic on which that content touches.  Front man Anthony Kiedis recently discussed the song’s topic.  He noted in his interview that the song addresses what he called “the beauty of our dark sides” and the good that actually comes from that inner darkness.  It really makes sense as so many of the best songs (regardless of genre) come from those dark places within their writers.  Kiedis’ statement rings true as he sings in the song’s chorus, “You don’t know my mind/Dark necessities are part of my design/And tell the world that I’m/Falling from the sky/Dark necessities are part of my design.  That is made even more evident in the song’s lead verse in which Kiedis sings, “Coming on to the light of day we got/Many moons that are deep at play/Keep an eye on the shadow smile/To see what it has to say/You and I both know/Everything must go away/What do you say/Spinning off/Head is on my heart/It’s like a bit of light in a touch of dark/You got the sneak attack from the zodiac/But I se your fire spark/Keep the breeze and go/Blow by blow and go away/What do you say/Yeah.  He comes across as using metaphors to illustrate the contrast of light and dark in people’s lives.  That is exemplified by that opening line comparing the “many moons deep at play” in the “light of day.”  The many moons could be that dark side, all the negativity while the light is…well…the light.  And that proverbial “sneak attack from the zodiac” is the dark contrast to the spark seen in the subject.  He is not noting literally the zodiac killer, but using that as a metaphor, again, for the darkness trying to tear a person down.  This is all, of course, just this critic’s interpretation of these lines.  But they would make sense considering Kiedis’ explanation of the song.  Here is so much negativity hidden inside a person (or people) but it is defeated by using it to one’s own strength.  This, and the song’s original musical arrangement, partner to make the song a powerful statement and an original one.  It is just one of the album’s most standout songs and one example of what makes the song in whole stand out.  ‘Encore’ is another of the album’s key compositions.

‘Dark Necessities’ is one of the most important compositions included in The Getaway.  That is because it exhibits both through its musical arrangement and its lyrical content the continued evolution of the band’s sound and its lyrical content.  It presents a very deep concept in its lyrical content in the good that actually comes from that dark place inside each one of us.  The song’s musical arrangement does plenty to illustrate the emotion of considering that good from bad.  As important as it is to the album in whole it is not the album’s only key composition.  ‘Encore’ does just as much to exhibit the band’s continued evolution.  Its musical arrangement is a clear starting point in discussing this.  By and large, the song’s musical foundation is formed by Klinghoffer’s guitar work, Kiedis’ vocal delivery, and yet again, a gentle piano line that runs through the course of the song.  Each piece presents is own deeply reserved sound.  When they are assembled together the overall sound is one that, again, is unlike most of what the band has ever crafted.  It is a sound that will touch listeners on a very deep, emotional level.  The song’s seemingly retrospective lyrical content adds to that emotional depth.  That seeming retrospective approach is exhibited in the song’s lead verse as Kiedis sings, “Listen to The Beatles and the sound of laughing Ed McMahon, we got high/Educated by a world so full of self/and lost in space/too much pride/Cosmonauts and dirty thoughts/Are juggling the juggernaut/Soviet spy/Every now and then I remember to befriend/The little things in life.  It instantly seems that Kiedis is reminiscing about his youth, that golden age of life, supporting the supposition that this song is indeed a personal retrospection of sorts, right down to its title.  That supposition is strengthened even more in the song’s second verse as Kiedis sings, “Later on I’ll read to you/The things that I’ve been needing to say goodbye/Walk away from mom and dad to find the love you never had/tell no lies/Carry on and write a song/that says it all and shows it off ‘fore you die/Take a little breath/Before you catch an early death/There is so much sky.”  That opening line in which Kiedis sings “Later on Ill read to you/The things that I’ve been needing to say goodbye” it seems like he is saying, “let me talk to you about the things that I need to let go of from my past.”  His writing “Carry on and write a song/That says it all and shows it off” adds to that belief about the retrospective lyrical message even more.  The song’s third and final verse hints at that message even more even as short as it is.  Even considering this, one should take this critic’s interpretation with a grain of salt.  It is not meant to be gospel.  It could be entirely off the mark.  Though, considering this content, one has to believe that it is somewhere in the proverbial ballpark.  Right or wrong, the song’s seeming retrospective lyrics and equally reserved musical arrangement make the song all the more engaging.  In turn this engagement shows why the song is yet another of The Getaway’s key compositions and another example of what makes the album in whole stand out.  It still is not the album’s last notable composition.  ‘This Ticonderoga’ is one more of the record’s standout songs.

‘Dark Necessities’ and ‘Encore’ are both select songs included in The Getaway.  That is because of the evolution that they exhibit in regards to the band’s sound and lyrical versatility.  That growth, both musically and lyrically, serves to exhibit in the bigger picture, what makes the album in whole stand out.  They are not the only songs that serve to do this.  ‘This Ticonderoga’ stands out just as much as those aforementioned songs.  One of the reasons that it stands out so blatantly is its musical arrangement.  The song’s musical arrangement boasts a full-on garage rock sound.  That is a sound that is distinctly different from the majority of the band’s previous compositions.  It is driven largely by Klinghoffer’s guitar work and Smith’s drumming.  Of course the piano and string arrangements that are used in the song’s chorus sections make for a start contrast to that garage rock sound.  It even adds a certain extra something to the song’s overall arrangement.  The song’s lyrical content adds its own element to the song, too.  The song’s lyrical content is sure to leave listeners thinking and talking even more than its musical arrangement.  It may even leave listeners thinking and talking more so than the lyrical content presented in any of the album’s other offerings.  That is because of the depth of that material.  The song’s shorter moments seem to speak the loudest in examining the song.  One of those shorter lines sees Kiedis singing, “We are all just soldiers in this battlefield of life/One thing that’s for certain is my burning appetite.  That statement is switched up slightly in another of those noted shorter moments with Kiedis singing, “We are all just soldiers in this open field of time/Hoping to get with you when get right with your mind.”  It is echoed again one more time at the song’s end and is switched up again with Kiedis singing in that last refrain, “We are all just soldiers in this loving fight/And no one that I know has ever really done it right.”  These refrains seem to hint at a message that throughout everything (time and life) we are all just a tiny part of it all.  That is hinted even more in the larger part of the verses.  Early on Kiedis sings about what one must assume is his youth when he writes about a man who wanted him to join his band.  He then shares a small anecdote about a failed relationship (for which he blames himself here) before eventually writing about meeting the woman who would become his wife.  It is from here that he makes the statement about everyone being “soldiers in the loving fight.”  There is even a tribute to Kiedis’ friend and band mate Flea thrown in for good measure.  It seems to be used in relation to his recollection of his early days in the music business.  All of this would seem to, again, tie together those previously noted, smaller verse elements.  Those smaller elements come together with the larger verse elements to generate a lyrical makeup here that is just as deep as that of any of the album’s other songs.  And together with the song’s musical arrangement, the two elements come together to make ‘This Ticonderoga’ stand out just as much as ‘Encore’ and ‘Dark Necessities.’  It stands out just as much against the rest of the album’s songs not noted here, too.  When it is set against those songs, the band’s growth is exhibited even more clearly.  That clearly exhibited growth goes on to show again why the record in whole is another great escape and another one of 2016’s top new rock records.

The Getaway is yet another great escape from Red Hot Chili Peppers.  It is also one more of the year’s top new rock records.  That is due to the continued growth and change exhibited by the band throughout the course of the record’s thirteen songs.  The change in question is exhibited in the song’s musical arrangements and even its lyrical content.  It is something that is rare nowadays by artists throughout the musical universe.  In turn it makes both the band and its new album even more deserving of respect.  Whether in the seemingly retrospective ‘Encore,’ the philosophical ‘Dark Necessities,’ or even the equally thought-provoking ‘This Ticonderoga’ the band exhibits so much growth and change.  The album’s other offerings exemplify that growth and change just as much.  All things considered, the overall growth and change exhibited by this record makes it undeniably a great new escape from Red Hot Chili Peppers and one more of the year’s top new rock records.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on The Getaway is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Getaway Has Finally Gotten Here

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

The Getaway has finally gotten here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album is now available in stores and online today worldwide.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for its new single ‘Dark Necessities’ yesterday.  The video, directed by Olivia Wilde, can be viewed online now here.  Wilde had a chance to sit down and discuss working with the band on the video and had only positive remarks about the filming process.  “It was an honor and a thrill to create this video with such wonderful artists,” she said, “who happen to make up one of the greatest bands of all time.”  The video features appearances by renowned long board surfers Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

 

Courtesy:  BBGun Press/Viacom/CBS

Courtesy: BBGun Press/Viacom/CBS

Along with its new video premiere, the band also made an appearance on CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden earlier this week.  The band took part in the show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment in which it performed some of its own classic hits, new music, and more.  Audiences can view that appearance online now here.

 

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Those appearances are not the only ones for the band this week.  DIRECTV, Audience Network, and U-Verse will present a special performance by the band tonight.  The performance was recorded recently by the band at the iHeart Theater L.A.  It can be seen tonight at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239 and on U-Verse Channel 1114.  It features a number of the band’s classic and newer material including: ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘Other Side,’ ‘By The Way, and ‘Soul To Squeeze’ among many others.  The band is gearing up to make its way across the world at a number of major concert festivals in support of The Getaway.  Audiences can check out the band’s current tour schedule online now here.  More information on The Getaway, the band’s tour schedule, additional live appearances, and more is available online now at:

 

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Unveil ‘Dark Necessities’ Video Today

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Red Hot Chili Peppers is going “dark” on its new album The Getaway.

The Grammy® Award-winning band will unveil the video for its new song ‘Dark Necessities’ today  The video will be streaming online via the band’s official Facebook page beginning today at 1pm EST/10am EST following a live Q&A sessions with front man Anthony Kiedis at 12:30pm EST/9:30am PST.  The video was directed by Olivia Wilde and features cameos by noted long board surfers Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

The Getaway will be available in stores and online beginning this Friday, June 17th.  Audiences that pre-order the album now will get the album’s ‘Dark Necessities,’ ‘We Turn Red,’ and the album’s title track as instant downloads.  It can be pre-ordered online now here.

Earlier this week the band appeared on CBS’ Late Late Show  With Jammes Corden for the show’s  beloved “Carpool Karaoke” segment to perform some of their most well-known songs and some new material.  Audiences can check out the band’s appearance on the show now here.  In only twenty four hours, the video received more than six million views and at the time of this post sits at over 9 million views  The band is currently touring in support of The Getaway.  It will be at the famed Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark on June 29th.  It is just the first of an extensive festival run that the band has scheduled.  The band’s current live schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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Royal Blood Makes Another Big Chart Move

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Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

UK duo Royal Blood keeps climbing the charts.

Royal Blood’s self-titled debut album has reached the #5 spot on this week’s Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.  The announcement was made this week.  It comes a little more than a week after the pair’s June 9th appearance on The Howard Stern Show.  Following its appearance on Sterns Sirius XM Radio show last Tuesday, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut record scanned more than 21,000 copies, pushing it up to the #17 spot.  Along with its appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Royal Blood also performed live at the annual Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival and the Governor’s Ball.

This latest announcement pushes Royal Blood’s numbers to more than 700,000 copies sold worldwide.  It has also produced two hit singles—‘Little Monster’ and the Top 10 hit song ‘Figure It Out,’ which is the band’s latest single.  Royal Blood is currently on tour in support of its album and is scheduled to perform next in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands this Sunday, June 21st. It is part of the European leg of the duo’s current tour. The European leg of the tour winds down July 4th in Arras, France. From there, Royal Blood will return to the U.S. on July 6th for an extensive tour that will take it through October 6th. There are some festival shows scheduled in Japan and the U.K. along the way, too. Fans can check out Royal Blood’s latest tour schedule online now and keep up with its latest news at:

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Howard Stern Show To Feature Exclusive Royal Blood Concert Tonight, This Weekend

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Royal Blood fans will get a special treat courtesy of The Howard Stern Show tonight.

Royal Blood made its debut appearance on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week on Sirius XM Radio. While there, the duo held a special exclusive concert for audiences along with its interview with “The King of All Media.” Beginning tonight at 11pm EST, Sirius XM subscribers can hear that concert on Stern’s exclusive “Howard 101” channel. Fans that can’t tune in tonight will have plenty of opportunities to hear it as it is scheduled to repeat throughout the weekend. Following its appearance on Stern’s show earlier this week, the band’s self-titled debut shot up iTunes’ charts, rising to #7 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart and #4 on its Alternative Chart.

Royal Blood is currently at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Once it wraps up there, it will wrap the current U.S. leg of its tour in Atlanta, Georgia before heading overseas for the European leg of its tour. That leg begins next Friday, June 19th in London, England. Fans can check out Royal Blood’s current tour schedule and keep up with its latest news online now at:

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Royal Blood Announces New Headlining Dates, Premieres New Live Video

It looks like there’s no end in sight for the men of Royal Blood.

Royal Blood has added a handful of new tour dates to an already busy schedule. The duo–Michael Kerr (bass, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums)–has announced four new North American headlining dates in September and October. the dates, listed below, are in addition to Royal Blood’s already sold out headliningdates on its upcoming tour that kicks off June 3rd, and its other upcoming dates. Royal Blood’s newly added tour dates are:

Newly Announced Headlining Dates (On-Sale Friday, 6/5 at 10:00 AM Local Time)

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

Along with its newly announced dates, Royal Blood also revealed today the new video for its live performance of its song ‘Little Monster.’ The video, which can be viewed online here, https://www.howardstern.com/show-guests/24506-exclusive-premiere-royal-bloods-little-monster/ was recorded at Royal Blood’s recent performance in Tokyo. It will premiere exclusively online at http://www.howardstern.com ahead of the band’s upcoming debut appearance on Stern’s Sirius XM Radio show. The band is scheduled to make its first-ever live appearance on The Howard Stern Show June 9th on Stern’s exclusive Sirius XM channel “Howard 100.” While on Stern’s show, the band will perform its latest single ‘Figure It Out.’ Fans with Sirius XM can hear The Howard Stern Show M – F from 7am ET – 11am ET. It is also available via Sirius XM On Demand for subscribers that listen via the Sirius XM app for smartphone and mobile internet at siriusxm.com. Listeners can get a free trial of the Sirius XM app now online at siriusxm.com/howardfreetrial.

Courtesy:  SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records

 

Royal Blood will embark on a multi-city tour beginning Wednesday, June 3rd in support of its self-titled debut record, out now on Warner Brothers Records. The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

June 3 – Metro – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT

June 4 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – SOLD OUT

June 7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

June 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC# – SOLD OUT

June 11 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC#

June 12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA# – SOLD OUT

July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX

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Royal Blood To Make Its Howard Stern Show Debut Next Month

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

British rock duo Royal blood will make its debut on The Howard Stern Show next month.

The duo–Mike Kerr (bass/vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums)–is scheduled to make its first-ever appearance on Stern’s exclusive Sirius XM channel Howard 100 on Tuesday, June 9th. The pair will be on hand for an interview and a performance of its latest single ‘Figure It Out.’ The invitation to appear comes following Royal Blood’s performance at the 2014 MTV EMA Awards, at which Stern first discovered the band. In hearing Royal Blood for the first time, Stern said of the two men, “Nobody does heavy music like this anymore.”

The Howard Stern Show airs daily on Sterns exclusively on his own Sirius XM Channel Howard 100 from 7am – 11am ET. Subscribers can also hear The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM On Demand is they are listening via the Sirius XM app for smartphones and other moblie internet platforms. Audiences that don’t yet have the Sirius XM app can download it online at siriusxm.com. Audiences can also get a free Sirius XM trial online at siriusxm.com/howardfreetrial.

Royal Blood’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show is only a small part of its current live schedule in support of its self-titled debut record out now on Warner Brothers Records. The band is also currently in the midst of the North American leg of its tour, which continues tomorrow, May 23rd at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The show is just one of a number of performances that are already sold out. the band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

May 23 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC# – SOLD OUT

May 25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR# – SOLD OUT

May 27 – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT#

May 28 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO# – SOLD OUT

May 30 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA#

May 31 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI# – SOLD OUT

June 1 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI

June 3 – Metro – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT

June 4 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

June 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC# – SOLD OUT

June 11 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC#

June 12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA# – SOLD OUT

July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX

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Fans can purchase tickets for many of the band’s shows and get all of the latest updates from the band online now at:

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