Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stops by the set of CISCO NHL Live yesterday on the NHL Netowrk. Michigan boy Chad grew up loving his Detroit Red Wings and still does, sporting a jersey for his favorite team while on the set. He talks about the old Olympia Arena in Detroit, the hockey playoff matchups and who he hopes makes it to the finals, and making stops at the locations where many of the NHL teams play while touring with the Chili Peppers.
MyFoxNY.com filed a report about violence after a the second of two shows in Newark, New Jersey:
Authorities says a pack of roving teens waged a two-minute crime spree that left five people robbed and beaten following a concert in New Jersey’s largest city. The wave of violence broke out as nearly 20,000 people left Newark’s Prudential Center after Saturday’s Red Hot Chili Peppers show.
Three teenagers and two adults were targeted, including a 23-year-old Pennsylvania man, who suffered a fractured eye socket.
Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the suspects appeared to be a band of 10 or 15 “thugs.” No arrests have been made. Prudential Center officials say they wish the victims a speedy recovery, and praised the work of the Newark Police Department. DeMaio tells the newspaper 23 officers were assigned on Saturday, despite the city ordering a recent reduction.
The assaults marred an otherwise special two-night stand at the venue, as Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated the previous night’s show to the memory of recently deceased Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch. Here’s a review of the show dedicated to MCA here: www.rollingstone.com