Prior to the first headlining performance on Big Day Out 2013, The Chili Willies took part in a press conference for a brief Q&A. The whole shebang was filmed and the footage is well worth checking out for the band’s insightful answers, and some of the most cringeworthy questions ever.
Despite a run of fairly poorly constructed questions, Flea and Anthony Kiedis were masters of recovering the fumbles and were happy to open up on everything that was brought up. Flea put it nicely, the answer to most of the questions they had been asked since they arrived has been: “We really fucking love music”.
The highlight would have to be the band’s reaction to a question about drummer Chad Smith’s resemblance to actor Will Farrell. Clearly, it’s been brought up 500 million times in the past, but after exchanging a few glances, and Flea once again recovering a fumble, Chad opens up in a hilarious story on the topic.
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer sat stoically through the whole ordeal.