The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a concert DVD/VHS, “Off the Map,” on Dec. 4 through Warner Bros. The 70-minute VHS version features 18 songs captured in Portland, Ore., in September 2000, including recent hits such as “Californication” and “Otherside,” as well as classics such as “Under the Bridge,” “Blackeyed Blonde,” and “Give It Away.”
The DVD edition is bolstered with an additional 50 minutes of backstage and interview footage, as well as the songs “Skinny Sweaty Man,” “I Could Have Lied,” “Parallel Universe,” “Sir Psycho Sexy,” and “Search and Destroy.”
Among the oddities featured on both versions of “Off the Map” are “Usually Just a T Shirt #3,” from guitarist John Frusciante’s cult classic 1994 solo album “Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T Shirt,” plus covers of George Clinton’s “What Is Soul?” and Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
The Chili Peppers are in the studio recording the follow-up to 1999’s quadruple-platinum album “Californication,” with an expected release in early 2002. Beforehand, the group will perform at the Silver Lining Silver Lake Benefit at locations in L.A.’s artsy Silver Lake community. The three-day event, with proceeds benefiting the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, will also feature Elton John, Daniel Lanois, Aimee Mann, Jaguares, and Jurassic 5, among others.