The numbers are in for the highest grossing touring acts of 2012, and there are a few surprises peppered into the list. What isn't surprising, however, is that Metallica were the biggest draw of any hard rock act in 2012, followed closely by bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback.
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It's been a big year for Red Hot Chili Peppers that included their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a new member, Flea will take advantage of his freshly minted status in order to get the first look at the new class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bassist extraordinaire will be on hand this Tuesday (Dec. 11) to reveal which acts will join his band in the Rock Hall.
There's no doubt that Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is definitely an avid basketball fan, and that his loyalties lie with his Los Angeles home teams. On Friday night, he won over numerous UCLA fans while donning a homemade t-shirt in support of suspended basketball star Shabazz Muhammad as he performed the national anthem.
In the final Simpsons episode of the show's fourth season, 'Krusty Gets Kancelled' features a slew of celebrities making appearances including Johnny Carson, Hugh Hefner and Bette Midler, along with memorable animated cameos from Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Arik Marshall and
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer would be considered "the new guy" in the band, but he still got to experience a milestone with the group earlier this year when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the guitarist though, he's not sure what it all means at this point.
Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have fired back at Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two-year prison sentence handed down to three Pussy Riot members in a new video message. The international music community has shown tremendous support for Pussy Riot, and the band has created a video of the masked female musicians thanking bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, while burning a photo of Russia's President Putin.