The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making music since 1983. But it took another eight years until people started to pay attention. Thanks to a new record company, a bigger budget, a producer who knew what to do with them and more focused songwriting, 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik,' their fifth album, made them stars. They started making better videos around that time too. The
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Back for its sixth go-round, this year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is set to run from Aug. 9-11 in San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park. The lineup features a wide variety of top-name acts, among them the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails, plus dozens more.
Coachella 2013's first weekend finished Sunday (April 14) with a virtual sandstorm. As high winds and chilly weather overtook Indio, Calif., it seemed for a time the festival might not conclude as scheduled, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers braved the gusts and gave the most intense audience of the entire weekend something to remember, as they energetically delivered hit after hit in the closest thing to a greatest-hits set we saw all weekend. Scroll down to read about other notable performances and see exclusive photos of day three of Coachella 2013.
The second annual Orion Music + More festival – the two-day live music extravaganza created by metal legends Metallica – comes to Detroit’s Belle Isle on June 8-9. The initial lineup was released back in February -- announced headliners included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar -- and now, Rocket From the Crypt and many more have been added to the bill.
Orion is back -- and we're not talking about the classic Metallica song. We're talking about the Orion Music + More Festival, which Metallica are bringing back this June 8 and 9, although this time around, it will be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, Mich. In addition to Metallica, headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar.
Delaware’s Firefly Festival, back for its second consecutive year, is set to take place at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway from June 21-23. The three-day affair, led by headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, boasts performances by Vampire Weekend, Foster the People and dozens more.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't exactly down and out after releasing 'One Hot Minute,' the 1995 follow-up to their 1991 breakthrough album, 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik.' But the departure of the band's latest mastermind guitarist, John Frusciante put the group in a rough -- though not entirely unfamiliar -- position. They recruited ax-shredder Dave Navarro from Jane's Addiction to take his place.