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Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, United States (1983 – present)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a band based in Hollywood, California and were formed in 1983, in Los Angeles, California. The band currently consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass) along with a longtime member Chad Smith (drums). Guitarist John Frusciante quietly left the band on good terms in late 2008. On January 2, 2010, Josh Klinghoffer was announced as Frusciante’s replacement.

The band initially formed for a one-off support act for a friend’s band, calling themselves Tony Flow And The Miraculously Majestic Masters Of Mayhem. Upon renaming themselves Red Hot Chili Peppers, they played a handful of small club venues in Los Angeles in 1983, before they were signed to EMI Records.

Current members:

Vocal: Anthony Kiedis (1983-present).
Guitar: Josh Klinghoffer (2009-present).
Bass: Michael Peter “Flea” Balzary (1983-present).
Drums: Chad Smith, (1988-present).

Previous members:

Notable guitarists (in chronological order):
Hillel Slovak (1983-1984),
Jack Sherman (1984),
Hillel Slovak (1985-1988),
John Frusciante (1988-1992),
Arik Marshall (1992-1993),
Jesse Tobias (1993)
Dave Navarro (1993-1998),
John Frusciante (1998-2008)
Notable drummers (in chronological order):
Jack Irons (1983-1984),
Cliff Martinez (1984-1987),
Jack Irons (1987-1988),
D.H. Peligro (1988),
Chad Smith, (1988-present)


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  • Disvisonpunk86

    Amazing funky track one their best too in my eyes takes me back years hahaha I'm getting old I've been a big Peppers fan since I was a little boy :D

    Yesterday 8:56pm Reply
  • poserdisposer90

    Sometimes I feel Like I need a vacation Sometimes I feel Like I wanna go To the city of cavemen The city of Bedrock I'd be a Flintstone Now I'll tell you why...

    29 Jun 1:57pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    RHCP are different without John. Not necessarily better, but they are from being worse. It's just different. I think it would be great if John was in the band, but he doesn't want to be. Josh is doing a great job, with such big shoes to fill. Bands and artist as a whole are always trying to evolve and change. I'm With You was a great record. Just give Josh time to mesh with everyone a little more. It's not fair to judge him off one album.

    29 Jun 6:00am Reply
  • nelin9

    "They are just as good without John, really." Nope I think RHCP need him just as much as he needs them.

    28 Jun 5:27pm Reply
  • kuro-gawa

    "They are just as good without John, really." Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope. [2] what bullsh*t

    26 Jun 7:56pm Reply
  • theironictea

    "They are just as good without John, really." Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope.

    26 Jun 11:44am Reply
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    25 Jun 11:19pm Reply
  • thevictorfail

    Melhor banda!!!

    25 Jun 12:37am Reply
  • cockblock20

    i am a top lisener

    22 Jun 7:22pm Reply
  • SnowandWhisky

    They are just as good without John, really.

    14 Jun 4:56pm Reply
  • DiogoMelo

    The most cool band, love them

    8 Jun 8:52pm Reply
  • dantheriffman

    I love you guys! Never get bored of your music!

    8 Jun 5:29pm Reply
  • pyaz2004

    Listen to this band, in the style of RHCP ---> Deep kick

    5 Jun 11:43pm Reply
  • Kilgorer

    They are nothing special without John, really.

    5 Jun 4:19pm Reply
  • Dnlphnv

    frohn_jusciante, забился под шконку, хуесос.

    4 Jun 8:59pm Reply
  • playermadbox

    Love this Music

    2 Jun 5:19pm Reply
  • navtejkohli

    I could listen to them all day

    2 Jun 11:28am Reply
  • m1a100

    "I'm With You" just lacks good songs, honestly. Josh's heavily textured guitar lines isn't exactly perfect for the frenetic funk rock style of RHCP, seeing that he's a pretty experimental guitarist. The song "Goodbye Hooray" is maybe the best example I can think about it: it's so deeply textured and heavy as fuck (the crescendo in the end is pretty mindfuck to me). Still, the album also lacks some of the Frusciante's soulful songwriting ability here and there. The production is there, but in terms of songwriting, the album is pretty underwhelming. Plus, the shitty album mastering doesn't really helped to create a sort of "wall of sound" production they were, probably, looking for. It doesn't have any kind of dynamics; it's just everything overly compressed with no reason. But let's wait their next record to see what they're gonna give us.

    27 May 10:58pm Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    "How do you tell Chad Smith and Will Ferrell apart?" Chad Smith's funny and actually has talent.

    20 May 2:30am Reply
  • frohn_jusciante

    Dnlphnv ахаха, это говорит говнарь, который скроблит Мотораму, Раммштайн и Продиджи. Убогий духом хуеплет

    19 May 1:49pm Reply
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