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Red Hot Chili Peppers serves up lukewarm 11th album

There’s a single, basic, unavoidable reality facing every Red Hot Chili Peppers album released — if the songs aren’t catchy, the album isn’t good. Is that a fair standard? Not really, but as a band that has spent 30 years building a jam-funk rock legacy on lyrics such as, “K-i-s-s-i-n-g
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Songs of Myself

Every summer in high school, I used to go to songwriting camp. I would take the bus from my little suburb into downtown Seattle, guitar strapped to my back and lyric notebook tucked into my purse. I felt like hot shit, oozing cool-girl musician vibes as I strutted down the
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Cal rugby wins PAC Rugby 7s Championship

On Sunday, the morning drizzle that had coated the first two matches of the second day of the PAC Rugby 7s Championship finally began to desist just before noon, as the Cal band began its rendition of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ “Can’t Stop.” The rain cleared as if in
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8 highlights of the Super Bowl halftime show

8 highlights of the Super Bowl halftime show: where we wished Beyonce was back This is Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is sad. 1. Did you know Bruno Mars is performing?! Just in case you missed all the advertisements at every commercial intermission reminding you since the beginning of January that Pepsi
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Playlist of the week: ’90s nostalgia

Because many of us are home for the summer, we’re surrounded by the love, affection and home-cooking family and friends we grew up with. So it’s totally understandable that we’ve been having impromptu childhood flashbacks. To help you revisit those sweet ’90s childhood memories and marvel at how much time
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Outside Lands announces 2013 Lineup

Outside Lands is normally known for its stellar lineup of a wide variety of artists, and this year’s is no exception. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are heavy hitters this time around. However, this year has arguably the biggest headliner since Radiohead
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: I’m With You

When it was announced that John Frusciante, guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was leaving, concern arose about the new direction of the ongoing Peppers. The perpetually boy-faced, angel-voice guitar savant was the driving force behind the roman-candle hooks that had propelled the last couple of Peppers albums. Frusciante
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Red Hot Chili Peppers stream new single

Those funky white boys are back with their new single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.” Quite a mouthful, huh? the song can be found here to be heard in all of it’s red hot glory. Not only is this the first single from their upcoming album, I’m With You,
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