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1983 – present (34 years)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
- Anthony Kiedis
- Chad Smith (1989 – present)
- Chuck Biscuits
- Cliff Martinez (1983 – 1986)
- Dave Navarro (1993 – 1998)
Red Hot Chili Peppers are a funk rock band based in Hollywood, California and was formed in 1983, in Los Angeles, California. The band currently consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass) along with longtime member Chad Smith (drums). Guitarist John Frusciante recently announced he left the band. No replacement has been officially selected yet but it has been reported guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has been playing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers since they reunited in October 2009.
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.
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