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.
Drummer Chad Smith is outraged, and a little sickened, over a recently released report stating that the CIA employed a music loop featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of its interrogation of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Will Ferrell is a famous comedy actor, while Chad Smith is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The question posed by many alert fans who've noticed their uncanny resemblance over the years is: Which one is which?
Once again, the performance of a shirtless person during a Super Bowl halftime show has caused some controversy. However, this time it's not related to the musician's lack of clothes. Apparently, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was miming to a backing track during Sunday's performance.
No, they didn't play a 45-minute version of Led Zeppelin's 'Dazed and Confused.' In fact, the Red Hot Chili Peppers did exactly what you probably expected them to do as the special guests of the Super Bowl halftime show -- play 'Give it Away' while bouncing around like teenage lunatics.
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