Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Announces Heartbreaking ‘Crisis’


Some of alternative music’s biggest stars will come together this Sunday for the benefit concert ‘Malibu Love Sesh’ put on by The Malibu Foundation to help raise money for wildfire relief and the overall climate change situation taking place in California.  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck and St. Vincent will all perform.

Red Hot Chili Peppers fans have seen the band tribute California a number of times; the Californication album; of their biggest hits “Dani California”.  Now, Anthony Kiedis is dedicating his time to the Golden State in a different way.  He’s written an op-ed piece for Rolling Stone concerning climate change and its severe effects on RHCP’s beloved state.

Written with filmmaker Rory Kennedy and Trevor Neilson from The Malibu Foundation, Kiedis explains some of the heartbreaking scenes in the recent past, and announced that a ‘climate crisis’ led to the tragedy:

California is on the front lines of a climate crisis.  It 2017, Ventura was hit with the states largest wildfire, burning nearly 300,000 acres.  In early 2018, 23 people died in the Montecito mudslides.  Later in the year, the Camp Fire left the town of Paradise in total ruin, killing 86 people.  At the same time the Woosley Fire destroyed 1,643 structures, killing 3 people and prompting evacuation of more than 295,000 residents.

Kiedis sounds highly concerned:

These extreme weather events are going to accelerate if we don’t act now. The toll on human life and the environment is unfathomable.

Anthony Kiedis: ‘California Is on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis’

Flea has an Instagram post about the concert which will be at the Hollywood Paladium on January 13th.

  • Punditator

    More bad management of forests than climate change. Even Gov Brown admitted they needed to manage their forests better.

    • Maya Normussac

      True but you can’t make money off of a benefit forthat

      • RobsMods

        Not true at all. Please type “is forest management to blame for woolsey fire” into your search engine and read what fire scientists have to say.

  • RobsMods

    The wild fire they are playing this benefit for is in grasslands. Not forest. Forest management or “cutting more trees” as trump put it…will do nothing to stop this. It has more to do with the increased temperatures from climate change making the grasslands and shrubbery a tinderbox.

  • Solomon Sanchez

    Fire Scientists….

    3 out 4 Fire Scientists agree that fallen timber does not start fire. It is the temperature rising which makes this year’s fire worse than every fire ever before.

    I really wish politics could be separated from music. I can enjoy art from a lunatic, but not lunacy from an artist.

  • Jonathon

    Can we stop with the bullshit headlines?
    “Anthony Keidis Announces Crisis” (really a national crisis, not a personal one)
    “Flea on ‘Profound Sadness” (a quote from Flea’s Instagram caption reflecting on the year)
    All these headlines are clickbait.

  • Board1134

    Based on the headline, I thought the article was going to be about Kiedis having to sing Under the Bridge again.