Backstage for RHCP?

rhcpscreen.jpg I didn’t make it backstage to The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ show, but a bartender at Tootsies did. Yes, onlookers at Tootsies said they saw RHCP drummer Chad Smith before he made it inside the honky tonk’s door. Chad tried to jump a parking meter on Broadway when his jeans caught the top and he took a little tumble, hurting his wrist. Thankfully, Chad’s injury didn’t stop him from beating the drums later on.

Chad and some members of the RHCP crew (according to a Tootsies bartender) took a spot at the bar early Tuesday evening. They apparently returned several hours later, after hitting up other honky tonks on lower broad. The bartender remembered what drinks the gang ordered, impressing the guys so much they gave her two backstage passes to the show!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played to a packed rowdy crowd at the GEC Wednesday.
When lead singer Anthony Kiedis welcomed the crowd he said, “I have a lot of friends in Tennessee…old ones, young ones, dead ones.”

The guys came out for an encore and rocked “Soul to Squeeze” and “Give it Away.” Earlier in the night the Peppers played a Ramones tune, Kiedis referred to the punk band as ‘a little honky tonk bar band.’

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have made musical history by holding the record for the most amounts of weeks at Number One at Modern Rock Radio (all singles combined) for a total of 77 weeks!

Multiple-Grammy nominees Gnarls Barkley opened the show. Lead singer, Cee-Lo Green was dressed down in jeans and a wife-beater. The crowd went crazy when “Crazy” was performed and Violent Femme’s “Gone Daddy Gone.”


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