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Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a band born and bred in California. School friends Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Michael Balzary, AKA Flea (bass),Jack Irons (drums) and Hillel Slovak (Guitar) formed a band that quickly became popular on the LA live circuit for their raucous, lively performances, which the band often played completely naked except for a tube sock tied around their genitals, as well as their unique blend of punk rock, funk, and rap. The group was soon recruited by EMI Records, and proceeded to release three increasingly successful albums(their self-titled 1984 debut, 1985's "Freaky ...read more

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a band born and bred in California. School friends Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Michael Balzary, AKA Flea (bass),Jack Irons (drums) and Hillel Slovak (Guitar) formed a band that quickly became popular on the LA live circuit for their raucous, lively performances, which the band often played completely naked except for a tube sock tied around their genitals, as well as their unique blend of punk rock, funk, and rap. The group was soon recruited by EMI Records, and proceeded to release three increasingly successful albums(their self-titled 1984 debut, 1985's "Freaky Styley", and 1987's "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan"). However, in mid-1988, tragedy struck when Slovak died of a heroin overdose after battling addiction for several months. Irons quit following Slovak's death, and the remaining members nearly called it quits before regrouping, and went through several short-lived lineup changes before finally regrouping with guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. The newly reenergized Chili Peppers released "Mother's Milk" in 1989, and it reached #52 in the American charts, an unprecedented level of success for the band. Mother's Milk fulfilled the band's contract with EMI, and they opted to move to Warner Bros Records rather than remain with EMI.

The 90's marked a decade of change, peaks and troughs for the Chilis. They recruited producer Rick Rubin, already well known for his work with the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and Slayer, for their Warner Bros. debut, 1991's "Blood Sugar Sex Magik". Propelled by hit single "Under the Bridge", the album was a huge commercial success, reaching #3 in America and #1 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It was also praised by critics for effectively fusing funk, hard rock, and hip-hop elements. The Peppers toured extensively behind Blood Sugar Sex Magik, assisted by several notable groups, such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. However, Frusciante reacted poorly to the pressure of the band's newfound fame, and began acting out onstage, sabotaging performances, and slipping into heroin addiction. He left the band in the middle of the tour, and Arik Marshall was hired to fill in for Frusciante for the remainder of the tour. [L]Jane's Addiction[/L] guitarist Dave Navarro joined the band for 1995's "One Hot Minute", which featured more experimental material and incorporated Navarro's metal-influenced playing style into the Peppers' sound. Despite being a high-profile release, the album received mixed reviews and flopped commercially, and the ensuing tour in support of the album was plagued by difficulties, including everything from a motorcycle accident that mangled Kiedis's hand to multiple stints in rehab to a disastrous show in Japan played during a literal typhoon. Tensions mounted between band members, culminating in an acrimonious split with Navarro in 1998. Around this time, John Frusciante, who had struggled with poverty and heroin addiction since his departure in 1992, finally entered a rehabilitation program. After 3 months in rehab, Kiedis and Flea approached Frusciante about rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Frusciante readily agreed, and the revamped band began recording a new album. "Californication", released in 1999, was the band's most successful release to date, and received a mostly positive critical reception. The album introduced a more conventional alt-rock sound, downplaying the hip-hop and funk elements that had been prominent in their previous work.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers released the follow-up to Californication, "By the Way" in 2002, and the two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" followed in 2006. Frusciante amicably parted ways with the band in 2009 to focus on a solo career. The Peppers quickly hired longtime touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer as his replacement, and have since recorded 2 albums, 2011's "I'm With You" and 2016's "The Getaway". « hide

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LPs
The Getaway
2016

3.3
276 Votes
I'm With You
2011

2.9
1,052 Votes
Stadium Arcadium
2006

3.6
3,106 Votes
By the Way
2002

3.7
2,592 Votes
Californication
1999

4.1
3,411 Votes
One Hot Minute
1995

3.4
1,309 Votes
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1991

4.3
3,030 Votes
Mother's Milk
1989

3.7
1,174 Votes
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1987

3.5
695 Votes
Freaky Styley
1985

3.3
650 Votes
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
1984

2.9
647 Votes
EPs
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers
05/01/2012

3.3
9 Votes
The Abbey Road E.P.
1988

3.5
81 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Hyde Park
2004

4
228 Votes
Live at Slane Castle
2003

4.3
304 Votes
Off the Map
2001

4.1
92 Votes
Compilations
I'm Beside You
11/29/2013

3
25 Votes
Greatest Hits
2003

4
584 Votes
The Best Of
1998

3.6
47 Votes
Under the Covers
1998

3.3
31 Votes
Out in L.A.
1994

3.2
90 Votes
The Plasma Shaft
1994

3.8
13 Votes
Live Rare Remix Box
1994

3.9
31 Votes
What Hits!?
1992

3.6
205 Votes
What Hits!? (DVD)
1992

3.7
58 Votes
Funky Monks (DVD)
1991

4.4
105 Votes

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