Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Radiohead Cover Will Surprise You

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During Red Hot Chili Peppers’ show at Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy on Saturday night, Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer covered Radiohead’s song “Spectre.”

When interviewed by StingRay recently, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith seemed open to a tour with Radiohead. “The last record I bought, I think I got Radiohead’s new album.”

“We were shooting a video in Brooklyn, and they were at Madison Square Garden both nights, and of course we couldn’t go there. They [were] playing Lollapalooza in Chicago, then we [were] playing [the next night].”

The interviewer suggested the bands do a ‘battle of the bands’ type series of shows. Smith then said, ‘Or together,’ hinting at an openness to work with Radiohead.

Setlist:
Intro Jam
Can’t Stop
Dani California
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Right on Time
Sick Love
Spectre (Radiohead cover) (Josh solo)
Nervous Breakdown (Black Flag cover) (sung by Flea)
If You Have to Ask
Go Robot
Californication
The Getaway
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way

Encore:
Chad & Josh Jam
Five Years (David Bowie cover) (Josh solo)
Goodbye Angels
Give It Away