Keanu Reeves has revealed that he as soon as obtained a lesson in bass guitar from Flea from the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers.
The John Wick star, who additionally performs bass within the Los Angeles grunge band Dogstar, spoke concerning the encounter in a video posted to Fender’s YouTube channel.
“I bear in mind one time I used to be doing a movie, and Flea was in it, or I used to be in a movie with Flea,” he stated. “And I bear in mind there was a home, and there [were] amps and devices and stuff like that.”
“And I used to be like, ‘Hey, Flea, are you able to give me a lesson?’ And he was like, ‘Certain, man!’ And he was like [gestures complex bass solo]. And I used to be like, ‘Alright, so?’ And he was like, ‘Simply really feel it, man. Simply play.’ And I used to be like, ‘Yeah.’”
Reeves and Flea each appeared within the movie My Personal Non-public Idaho, directed by Gus Van Sant and launched in 1991.
Dogstar have been collectively for eleven years between 1991 and 2002, releasing two studio albums: ‘Our Little Visionary’ in 1996 and ‘Joyful Ending’ in 2000. Throughout the 2020 lockdowns, the band beginning spending time collectively in quarantine, writing sufficient materials to type a brand new album. They launched their third full-length, ‘Someplace Between the Energy Traces and Palm Timber’, earlier this month.
They made their first reside look in 20 years at BottleRock Pageant in Napa, California in Could, debuting a number of of the brand new songs. See the rest of their upcoming reveals under.
Talking about how he turned a bassist, Reeves stated, “I believe I’m a wild animal enjoying with a chunk of wooden. I didn’t study a variety of songs. I didn’t take heed to a tune and attempt to determine it out. Children: I remorse that. If you happen to’re selecting up an instrument, it’s cool to determine what individuals have completed earlier than, however I wasn’t doing that. So I’d simply play. So I had no principle.”
He continued, “I used to be requested what was my first bass. I’ve been attempting to recollect, however I believe it was like 1986. I went to the Hollywood Guitar Heart with the daydream of getting a bass guitar.”
“I ended up… I don’t recall, however there was a man there who was promoting a bass. He was with a good friend. Not on the retailer, it was like a car parking zone sale. I had, like, a bass drug deal.”
John Wick: Chapter 4 was launched in March this yr, and Reeves reportedly requested for his title character to be “definitively” killed off. Director Chad Stahelski stated in March that each he and Reeves are “completed for the second” with the franchise.
Keanu Reeves’ Dogstar will play:
30 – Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
3 – San Francisco, CA, The Nice American Music Corridor
5 – Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre
7 – Chicago, IL, Thalia Corridor
8 – Detroit, MI, The Majestic Theatre
9 – Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
11 – Brooklyn, NY, Music Corridor of Williamsburg
12 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Membership
14 – Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts
15 – Washington, DC, The Howard Theatre
16 – Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
18 – Charlotte, NC, The Underground
19 – Atlanta, GA, Heart Stage
20 – Nashville, TN, Brooklyn Bowl