SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

March 08, 2007 12:00 ET

Red Hot Chili Peppers Launch Contest Asking Fans to Create Video for "Charlie"

Winner to Receive $5,000 and a Trip to Meet the Band in Paris

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers have launched a contest on video-sharing website YouTube that gives fans the opportunity to create the official video for "Charlie," a song from its multiple-Grammy winning, double-platinum album "Stadium Arcadium." The winner of the contest will receive $5,000 and a trip to meet the Red Hot Chili Peppers and see them perform live in Paris, France on July 6th.

After being inspired by seeing so many creative videos for their songs on sites like YouTube, Red Hot Chili Peppers are now reaching out to their fans and budding directors to create a video for "Charlie." The band's lead singer Anthony Kiedis explains, "Videos are harder than they look. It's very very rare and beautiful and monumental when someone makes a truly good video...this is an opportunity to have that happen for this song."

The winning video will be the "official" video for the song. To enter the contest, which runs through April 20th, eligible entrants should visit or and follow the instructions to upload their video entry. The contest is open to hopefuls from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada and Sweden.

The highly praised "Stadium Arcadium" took home four 2007 Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album," "Best Rock Song," "Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group" and "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package." After their headlining U.S. tour with Gnarls Barkley, Red Hot Chili Peppers will tour Japan and Australia, headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA on April 28th, and return to Europe in June.

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