The Queen has done it again…
Madonna announced this morning that she and Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis are teaming up on a new grants program that fights for social justice!
The initiative, in coordination with the Art For Freedom project, aims at fueling free speech through artwork, all of which will come from fan submissions! Over the next year, Madge will select one artist EACH MONTH whose work she feels fights oppression, intolerance and complacency!
Oh hellz yes!
Madonna will then award $10,000 to a nonprofit organization, project or charity of the winning artist’s choice!
Madonna got things started with her OWN artistic call to action last month, with her Secretprojectrevolution, a 17-minute video she created with Steven Klein!
Ahhhh… It's all making sense now!
She issued a statement today about her drive to participate in #ArtForFreedom, saying:
What a red hot cluster**k this turned out to be!!!
Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis tried making his way into Philadelphia's Four Seasons Hotel, but security wasn't having it!!
Apparently rock legends from The Rolling Stones were staying there and the RHCP frontman wanted to pay his respects!!!
Instead, the Californication singer found himself in the middle of a super-scurrry skirmish when security JUMPED him!!!!
Ch-ch-check out the musician's melee for yourself (above)!
Yikes! They basically kicked Anthony's talented a$$ up and down the sidewalk!!
It’s been almost two years since we heard new music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
We think it’s time they head back to the studio. Lucky for us, so do they!!
Drummer Chad Smith revealed that plans of starting on some new choons are in the works:
“I’d take Bieber to the woodshed and spank him. His manager Scooter Braun is scared sh-tless. I don’t know what Bieber’s problem is. His career is over in three years anyway.”
- Peter Mensch, manager of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, on Justin Bieber's bad behavior, to The Sun.
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If you have any VIP friends who can get you the hookup, it might be time offer up those
Coachella 2013 is one of the hottest music festivals around the world and this year is no different! After the official lineup was announced last week, tickets went on sale at 1 pm ET. If you didn't have flying fingers of fury and missed out on your big chance to get a close up view of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Postal Service and more, well, then you just might be shiz out of luck.
According to Coachella's official Twitter, the festival sold out in less than 24 hours, which is almost as impressive as last year, which sold out in 3 hours.
In case you are one of the lucky few who get to go, it takes place in Indio, CA on April 12-14 and April 19-21.
In the meantime, take a look at just a handful of the awesome celebs who braved the heat and attended Coachella last year (below)!
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Don your braided headbands and day-glo sunglasses and make sure your various illegal substances are stashed away in that over-sized sleeping bag…
CAUSE THE COACHELLA 2013 LINEUP IS HERE!!!!
And holy guacamole is it an exciting mix of music!!
Alright SO… who is headlining the California music festival, set to take place the weekends of April 12/19?!?!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers!!! And Stone Roses! And ICONIC British band Blur! AND Phoenix!!!
AND WHAT's THIS?!!?!? Do we see POSTAL SERVICE is playing?! Our heart just lept out of our chest and is running around in CRAZY excitement to hear that one of the most unique and groundbreaking acts of the early ‘00s are reuniting!
Other AWEsome acts include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Tegan & Sara, Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, Vampire Weekend and La Roux (to name only a few).
For the FULL Coachella 2013 lineup, click …AFTER THE JUMP!!!