Red Hot Chili Peppers started as a goofy funk group made up of hard-partying white kids who liked to wear socks over their penises. Even with P-Funk commander George Clinton at the helm of their career in the early days, the Peppers were known more for their onstage antics than their music. But after the drug-induced death of their original guitar player, the Chili Peppers got a bit more serious, even as the partying continued. They enlisted Rick Rubin to produce their 1991 album ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik,’ and everything changed. The album shot into the Top 5, and the band became alternative-rock stars in the first part of the ‘90s. Several lineup changes, and rehab stints, have since followed, but so has a newfound focus on career. ‘Californication’ is one of their sharpest albums, and 2006’s two-disc ‘Stadium Arcadium’ is an ambitious work from a band that had very little starting out.
A drum clinic in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, featuring Chad Smith has turned into a international incident when he engaged in a serious breach of local protocol. A new video shows the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer pretending to wipe his behind with a soccer jersey.
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis got into a fight today (June 21) with security agents apparently attempting to protect the Rolling Stones at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia -- although both the hotel and the band say it wasn't anybody who works directly for them.
It was a long day for Lollapalooza festivalgoers Saturday (Aug. 4) after being evacuated due to major thunderstorms, but once they were allowed to return for the rest of the day of music performances they were rewarded with a late night Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining set.
Sting, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Peter Gabriel have added their voices to the growing din of support for jailed Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot, who face seven years in prison if convicted of inciting religious hatred.
Fresh from their own induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to issue a rock and roll tribute of sorts. The crazed funksters are releasing 'We Salute You,' an EP of cover versions of songs by artists that influenced them.
Chad Smith is undoubtedly a busy man, what with his main job drumming for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his side gig keeping the beat with Chickenfoot. Yet despite the demands on his time, there's one man he's willing to clear up his schedule for at a moment's notice. One man that a jam session with would be fulfilling a dream so big that he could check an item off his bucket list. One man he really, really, really wants to jam along to some Jimi Hendrix with.
Let the arguing begin. The list of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and once again Rush and Kiss aren't included. Loyal fans of the two legendary bands will no doubt wonder how acts like The Spinners and Eric B. & Rakim can be considered before the Canadian and New York rockers. This year's class is full of first-time nominees and female artists.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently busted out a cover of Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere' while filming a special in London for BBC Radio 1. The performance was part of a special entitled 'Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Koko.'
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