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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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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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    one of my favorite album

    Yesterday 11:51am Reply
  • brrianstorm

    <3

    1 Aug 5:17am Reply
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    Californication!!!!♥♥

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    13 years of By The Way ♥

    10 Jul 3:21am Reply
  • TomMbooking

    amazing songs

    9 Jul 8:55pm Reply
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    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

    4 Jul 8:56pm Reply
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    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...

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

    14 Jun 4:56pm Reply
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    The most cool band, love them

    8 Jun 8:52pm Reply
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