Red Hot Chili Peppers

Mostly Credited As: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sometimes Credited As: The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Birth Name: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Date Of Birth: 1983
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

Red Hot Chili Peppers

In 1983, Vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Bassist Michael Balzary(Flea), Guitarist Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons formed a formidable piece of musical brilliance that would span over 3 decades and would still be playing to sell-out crowds to this very day.
Originally called 'Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem' they formed for what was supposed to be a one off performance. Later that year, they found themselves with a record deal with EMI. They made their name by playing live gigs but their first few albums never caught the eye of the public quite like their future albums would. 'Red Hot Chili Peppers', 'Freaky Styley', ''The Uplift Mofo Party Plan' and all did relatively poorly compared to what the band would have hoped for.
In August 1989 the band released 'Mother's Milk', the album that would launch them into stardom. It went on to sell 1.5 million copies worldwide.
But bigger things were to come when they released 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', in September 1991. The album became the bands biggest selling album ever, shifting 12 million copies worldwide.The album is considered by many to be the finest work the band has ever created and shot the band into superstardom. In 1995 the next album in the band's collection 'One Hot Minute', was released to mixed reviews from critics and music journalists alike.
In 1998, John Frusciante rejoined the band after spending time in rehab. The result was the album 'Californication'. The album spawned 3 number one hits and many suggest that Frusciante was the reason for its major success. The next album to follow would be 2001's 'By The Way', which would create another 2 number one hits.
In 2003 a 'Greatest Hits' album was released. A year later, the band played 3 shows in Hyde Park, London. The gigs went on to be the highest grossing concert events put on by a single band in history.
In may 2006 the bands long awaited ninth studio album will be released.'Stadium Arcadium', originally including 38 tracks over 3 mini-albums, spans over 2 discs and 28 tracks, named 'Mars' and 'Jupiter'. On April 4th 2006, the first single off the album was released. 'Dani California' features the name of the girl mentioned in both 'Californication' and 'By The Way', and supposedly represents every girl front man Anthony Kiedis has ever known.
The band is famed for it's numerous line up changes but the current members have been together for 9 years now. Many believe that if the band had assumed this line up from the beginning, they may have become bigger stars than anyone could have imagined. The current line up consists of Michael Balzary, Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis and Balzary being the only remaining members from the original line up.

Studio Albums:

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Freaky Styley
  3. The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
  4. Mother's Milk
  5. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  6. One Hot Minute
  7. Californication
  8. By The Way
  9. Stadium Arcadium

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Super Bowl (1967) 
  Super Bowl XLVIII 48x01: (Feb/02/2014) As Themselves (Halftime Show), [Musical Guests]

From the Basement (2006) 
  Series 3, Episode 1 03x01: (Jan/12/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Freshly Squeezed (2006) 
  Series 4, Episode 33 04x33: (Feb/15/2012) As Themselves, [Featuring]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, The Saturdays, Alan Carr, Red Hot Chili Peppers 01x02: (Sep/10/2011) As Themselves 

Reading + Leeds Festival (2007) 
  Red Hot Chilli Peppers 01x07: (Aug/25/2007) As Themselves 

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 49x01: (Feb/11/2007) As Themselves (Performer) 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers 31x17: (May/06/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili Peppers 17x14: (Feb/22/1992) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Joan Collins, Johnny Vegas, Carmen Electra, Red Hot Chili Peppers 10x03: (Apr/14/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Dale Winton, Phill Jupitus, Tom Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers 02x11: (May/31/2002) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Adam Sandler, Jackie Chan, Red Hot Chili Peppers 03x100: (Feb/13/1996) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Bruce Willis, Heather Locklear, Red Hot Chili Peppers 03x44: (Nov/09/1995) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Krusty Gets Kancelled 04x22: (May/13/1993) Voiced  Themselves, [Special Guest Stars]
Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Sperm Bank + "Suck My Kiss" 
Sporting Goods + "Breaking The Girl" 
Balloon + Higher Ground 
Sign Here + Show Me Your Soul 
Cold Case Songs:
Sabotage + "Snow"(hey oh) 
Rock Nation Songs:
Season 1, Episode 2 + By the way 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Bad Blood + Dani California 
Verbotene Liebe Songs:
Episode #3003 + Desceration Smile 
Episode #2987 + Desecration Smile 
Smallville Songs:
Precipice + Don't Forget Me 
Fort Alpha Songs:
La luna + Suck My Kiss 
XI XI wat jij niet ziet + Get Up and Jump 
The Simpsons Songs:
Krusty Gets Kancelled + Give it Away 
My Name Is Earl Songs:
Barn Burner + Give It Away 
Numb3rs Songs:
Burn Rate + Hard to Concentrate 
Ex On The Beach Songs:
Series 1, Episode 1 + How Long 
Daria Songs:
Daria Dance Party + Love Rollercoaster 
Flikken Maastricht Songs:
Echte liefde + Scar Tissue 
Brothers & Sisters Songs:
Matriarchy + Snow (Hey Oh) 
Scrubs Songs:
My Finale (1) + Snow (Hey Oh) 
The Big Bang Theory Songs:
The Maternal Capacitance + Under The Bridge 
We gaan nog niet naar huis Songs:
De juttende jatter + Wet Sand 
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Since the release of the album 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', there have been rumours that the band are devil worshippers. The names 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' and 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' when looked at closely appear to refer to acts aimed at the devil.

Everone of the current band members has at least one tatoo.

The band wrote a song as a tribute to their favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

The band have 2 albums that feature in 'Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time'.

The band have sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

The band support 'The United States Democratic Party', and have songs that reflect their political beliefs, such as 'Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky'.

Original member Member Hillel Slovak died on June 25th 1988 of a heroin overdose.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis is a vegetarian.

The band have covered songs by Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix.

The video to the song 'Dani California' is directed by Tony Kaye who directed the critically acclaimed film 'American History X'.

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