Red Hot Chili Peppers get musical in the backyard

Thursday 18th October 2012 | Raquel

The 50th anniversary of the bassist Flea knocked on the door tuesday and to celebrate it, the band played some songs on his backyard that night.

Red Hot Chili Peppers got together to play a gig that was held to celebrate Flea's 50th birthday and was also staged as a fundraiser for Flea's music school, the Silver Lake Conservatory. But they were not alone. The punk band Rancid also played in the event and there was still a place for an auction in which a Banksy piece of art was sold for over $100,000 (£61,900).

In the audience there were known figures as the actors Owen Wilson, Edward Norton and the producer Rick Rubin. Rolling Stone was there and reported that they played nine songs, including a Neil Young cover 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'.

While on stage, Flea spoke to the crowd: "It's been kind of an overwhelming experience for me. It feels really meaningful and poignant to have everybody come out and support."

The setlist was:

'Can't Stop'
'Snow (Hey Oh)'
'Monarchy of Roses'
'Soul to Squeeze'
'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie'
'Right on Time'
'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'
'Give It Away'
'By the Way'

Here it is the Neil Young song they covered, enjoy.

By Raquel Gomes