Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline ocean conservation benefit Rock Under the Stars

Steve KerosForget about "Under the Bridge"...Red Hot Chili Peppers will help save the seas next month as they headline Rock Under the Stars.  The annual charity event benefits OCEANA, an advocacy organization dedicated to ocean conservation.

The 2019 edition of Rock Under the Stars takes place October 12 at a private residence in Los Angeles, and will raise money to help rebuild "abundant and biodiverse oceans," according to OCEANA.

The event launched in 2016 with a performance by Sting. The next year, The Eagles' Don Henley headlined the benefit, and last year, Dead & Company -- the band featuring members of The Grateful Dead and John Mayer -- performed. The 2018 show raised over a million bucks and marked the first time Dead & Company had performed at a non-profit fundraiser.

OCEANA Board President Keith Addis said in a statement, "This year, with the generous support of the amazing Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rock Under the Stars is firmly established as a world-class event which will help OCEANA fund its mission to stop the scourge of ocean plastic pollution."

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The Chili Peppers reportedly are working on a new album.  Meanwhile, bassist Flea is releasing his memoir Acid for Children on November 5.  He also appears in the new movie Queen & Slim, in theaters November 27.

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