Chad Smith is undoubtedly a busy man, what with his main job drumming for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his side gig keeping the beat with Chickenfoot. Yet despite the demands on his time, there's one man he's willing to clear up his schedule for at a moment's notice. One man that a jam session with would be fulfilling a dream so big that he could check an item off his bucket list. One man he really, really, really wants to jam along to some Jimi Hendrix with.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Let the arguing begin. The list of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and once again Rush and Kiss aren't included. Loyal fans of the two legendary bands will no doubt wonder how acts like The Spinners and Eric B. & Rakim can be considered before the Canadian and New York rockers. This year's class is full of first-time nominees and female artists.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform in a previously recorded live concert via Fuse TV on Aug. 30, the same day the band's new album 'I'm With You' is released to hungry Chili fans nationwide. (Aug. 5 update - we thought this TV concert would be performed live, instead it will be pre-taped, BUT a real live RHCP show will be broadcast into movie theaters the very same day.)
As we recently reported, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have already been through seven different guitarists, thought the departure of John Frusciante really might be the end of the band. Luckily, they kept on, and are now delighted with how new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has brought fresh ideas to the band.