Kieran Grant of the Toronto Sun was at a press conference for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as frontman Anthony Kiedis addressed the group’s new album ‘By The Way’ and the intimate gig for contest winners of a certain major beer company’s ad campaign. “Any time when it’s a contest or there’s some sort of commercial involvement, it becomes a little bit humiliating, because it’s not just fans who sought out a concert,” Kiedis admits. “But we played several small shows in Europe recently and it was as fun and as meaningful and as real as playing for 35,000 people at the base of Mt. Fuji. It all depends on the circumstances. It’s nice to play with people right up in your grill.” Canoe.ca has since removed the article.