Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Alternative rock
Official Website: redhotchilipeppers.com
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, they incorporate many aspects of jam band due ...

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The Breakdown

  • General
  • Albums
  • Appearances
  • Awards
  • Influence
  • Articles
  • General Information

  • Aliases
    Chili Peppers, RHCP, Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem, Tony Flow and the Majestic Masters of Mayhem

About

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, they incorporate many aspects of jam band due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis and Michael "Flea" Balzary, longtime drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late 2009, following the departure of John Frusciante. Red Hot Chili Peppers have won seven Grammy Awards, and have become one of the best-selling bands of all time, selling over 80 million records worldwide. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band's original line-up featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, alongside Kiedis and Flea.

Because of commitments to other bands, Slovak and Irons did not play on the band's debut album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records, and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on the second and third albums by the band, Freaky Styley and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan; he died of a heroin overdose in 1988. As a result of the death of his friend, drummer Irons chose to depart from the group. Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight was brought in to replace Slovak though his tenure was short and he was replaced by John Frusciante in 1988. Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro was brought in to replace Irons though after a short tenure with the band he was out and replaced by Chad Smith that same year. The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante and Smith was the longest-lasting, and recorded five studio albums starting with 1989's Mother's Milk. In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded under producer Rick Rubin the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, which became the band's first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the world tour.

  • Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance
    1992 / Give It Away / 35th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    2006 / Dani California / 49th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    2006 / Stadium Arcadium / 49th Annual Grammy Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
    2006 / Dani California / 2006 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
    2000 / Californication / 2000 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice
    1992 / Under The Bridge / 1992 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video
    1992 / Give It Away / 1992 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
    1992 / Give It Away / 1992 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
    2000 / Californication / 2000 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Kerrang! Classic Songwriter Award
    2003 / Kerrang! Awards 2003
  • Nominations

  • Grammy Award for Album of the Year
    2006 / Stadium Arcadium
  • People's Choice Award for Favorite Band
    2012
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    2011 / I’m With You
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1990 / Higher Ground
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1992 / Under The Bridge
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    2000 / Californication
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1999 / Scar Tissue
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    1999 / Californication
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    2006 / Dani California
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    2006 / Stadium Arcadium
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