Did you see the Chili Peppers on Jonathan Ross (BBC 1 UK) on Friday night? Simply superb.
They played their new single ‘Dani California’, which is really rather good, then followed it with one of my all time favourite Chili Peppers tracks ‘Give It Away’. They were quite frankly awesome – the best live band I’ve seen on the telly for ages. Now I want to see them live when they tour this year.
I read Anthony Kiedis’ autobiography Scar Tissue earlier this year which was very interesting – how that man is still alive with the sheer quantity of drugs he’s taken I’ll never know. The current Chili Peppers line up is the quintessential and classic Chili Peppers for me and it showed in their performance – tight, full of energy and kicking musical ass with great style.
So good to see a real band as opposed to the mindless drivel that passes for popular music these days.