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Red Hot Chili Peppers have postponed the start of their U.S tour because singer Anthony Kiedis is recovering from foot surgery. Kiedis, who was spotted over the weekend at a Los Angeles Lakers game wearing a cast on his right foot, had a crushed sesamoid bone removed and a flexor tendon re-attached. He'll make a full recovery.

The tour , which was supposed to start next Friday, will now get under way on March 29th in St. Petersburg, Florida. Most of the shows have been moved to a second leg that starts August 11th in Los Angeles and runs through late October. Nothing close to Missoula, unless you wanna take a road trip to Denver.  Most U.S. dates are sold out anyway.

Velvet Revolver will reunite with Scott Weiland for a three-song set tonight at Love You Madly: A Concert for John O'Brien at the House of Blues in Hollywood. The show will also feature performances by Stephen Stills and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. The concert, which will raise funds for O'Brien's family, was organized by Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner.

Weiland and Velvet Revolver last performed together in April 2008. O'Brien, a close friend of Kushner's, died last summer at age 45.

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has teamed up with Mike Lull Guitar Works on a new bass called the JAX T4. It's the first time anyone in Pearl Jam has put his name on an instrument. The handmade basses will be available later this month,

Ament has hand painted two of the basses to auction off to raise funds for the non-profit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle. You can bid now at