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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),JackIrons (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 1984debut, 1985's "Freaky Sty ...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),JackIrons (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 1984debut, 1985's "Freaky Styley", and 1987's "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan"). However, in mid-1988, tragedy struck when Slovak died of a heroinoverdose after battling addiction for several months. Irons quit following Slovak's death, and the remaining members nearly called it quitsbefore regrouping, and went through several short-lived lineup changes before finally regrouping with guitarist John Frusciante and drummerChad Smith. The newly reenergized Chili Peppers released "Mother's Milk" in 1989, and it reached #52 in the American charts, an unprecedentedlevel 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 thanremain 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 withthe Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and Slayer, for their Warner Bros. debut, 1991's "Blood Sugar Sex Magik". Propelled by hitsingle "Under the Bridge", the album was a huge commercial success, reaching #3 in America and #1 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Itwas also praised by critics for effectively fusing funk, hard rock, and hip-hop elements. The Peppers toured extensively behind Blood Sugar SexMagik, assisted by several notable groups, such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. However, Frusciantereacted poorly to the pressure of the band's newfound fame, and began acting out onstage, sabotaging performances, and slipping into heroinaddiction. 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. Jane'sAddiction guitarist Dave Navarro joined the band for 1995's "One Hot Minute", which featured more experimental material and incorporatedNavarro's metal-influenced playing style into the Peppers' sound. Despite being a high-profile release, the album received mixed reviews andflopped commercially, and the ensuing tour in support of the album was plagued by difficulties, including everything from a motorcycle accidentthat mangled Kiedis's hand to multiple stints in rehab to a disastrous show in Japan played during a literal typhoon. Tensions mounted betweenband members, culminating in an acrimonious split with Navarro in 1998. Around this time, John Frusciante, who had struggled with poverty andheroin addiction since his departure in 1992, finally entered a rehabilitation program. After 3 months in rehab, Kiedis and Flea approachedFrusciante 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 albumintroduced 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 in2006. Frusciante amicably parted ways with the band in 2009 to focus on a solo career. The Peppers quickly hired longtime touring guitarist JoshKlinghoffer 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
309 Votes
I'm With You
2011

2.9
1,063 Votes
Stadium Arcadium
2006

3.6
3,128 Votes
By the Way
2002

3.7
2,611 Votes
Californication
1999

4.1
3,445 Votes
One Hot Minute
1995

3.4
1,320 Votes
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1991

4.3
3,059 Votes
Mother's Milk
1989

3.7
1,191 Votes
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1987

3.5
708 Votes
Freaky Styley
1985

3.3
661 Votes
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
1984

2.8
657 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
229 Votes
Live at Slane Castle
2003

4.3
305 Votes
Off the Map
2001

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

3.1
24 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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