Journey of Red Hot Chilli Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian rock band that has combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal. One critic has summarized their lyrics as “sex, good times, rock and roll and more sex” with some truth, though some of their biggest hits, such as Under The Bridge, have been considerably more introspective.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of their sound is the bass playing of Flea, whose flashy, slap-heavy playing not only provides a groove but is also the source of many musical flourishes.

They are also well known for playing bare-chested; in fact, Flea often goes one step further and performs naked on stage.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian rock band that has combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal.

They are also well known for playing bare-chested; in fact, Flea often goes one step further and performs naked on stage.

After Frusciante had left the group, he released a pair of obscure solo releases, 1995’s Niandra Ladies and Usually Just a T-Shirt and 1997’s Smile From the Streets You Hold, yet rumors circulated that the guitarist was homeless, penniless, and sickly with a death-defying drug habit.

After checking himself into rehab and putting his demons behind him, Frusciante emerged once again refocused and re-energized and promptly accepted an invitation to rejoin the Peppers once more. The group’s reunion album, 1999’s Californication, proved to be another monster success, reconfirming the Chili Peppers as one of alternative rock’s top bands.

The band put in a quick guest appearance on Fishbone’s Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx before hitting the road to support the album. The following months found the band getting involved in bizarre situations and controversies.

First, their refusal to play songs from One Hot Minute during the tour was an unpopular decision with some fans and a sore spot for Dave Navarro. Next, they re-ignited a personal feud between Kiedis and Mr. Bungle singer Mike Patton by refusing to play a series of European concerts with Bungle.

Patton responded with a “tribute” show for the Peppers, where Bungle mocked their stage moves, faked shooting up heroin, and imitated Kiedis’s comments about Patton.

They returned to the studio in November of 2001 and by the summer of 2002, they had a new album ready to drop, By the Way.

In the Summer of 2004, the band embarked on a tour of Europe, playing in stadium-sized venues, their first tour of playing venues of this magnitude. New songs were revealed at these shows to the delight of fans, these songs were “Leverage of Space”, “Rolling Sly Stone” and “Mini-Epic”.

The shows played at Hyde Park in London were recorded and compiled to form the band’s only live album to date Live in Hyde Park. The album was released very quickly after these shows (about a month and a half) and included two of the new songs “Leverage of Space” and “Rolling Sly Stone”.

The songs included on the album draw heavily from the albums Californication and By the Way with no material included from before Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

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