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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Former Guitarist Jack Sherman Dead at 64
Anthony Kiedis praised him for keeping the band afloat in their early years.
Flea’s ‘Gorgeous’ Former Home Sells for $3.45 Million
Property once owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist includes five bedrooms, a saltwater pool and private sauna.
Watch John Frusciante and Dave Navarro Play on Stage Together
Moment takes place during Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction jam.
Josh Klinghoffer ‘Sad’ Over Scrapped Chili Peppers Album
Fired guitarist says he wasn’t happy with the two LPs he completed as a band member.
Josh Klinghoffer Describes 'Very Sweet' Dismissal From RHCP
Why can't all breakups be this easy?
Chad Smith Confirms New Chili Peppers Album With John Frusciante
The new LP will be the Red Hot Chili Pepper's first release with Frusciante since 2006's 'Stadium Arcadium.'
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lineup Changes: A Complete History
Eight guitarists, four drummers, just one bassist and singer: Chronicling the Red Hot Chili Peppers' lineup changes.
Red Hot Chill Peppers Prank Show Was Foo Fighters’ Worst Gig
Taylor Hawkins recalls being booed during 1999 concert before 500 pounds of pasta was dropped onstage.
Ozzy Osbourne's 'Ordinary Man' LP Band: Duff McKagan, Chad Smith
Duff McKagan and Chad Smith serve as the rhythm section throughout singer's first new album in nearly a decade.