Beginning as a high school group that set frontman Anthony Kiedis’ poetry to music, L.A.’s Red Hot Chili Peppers soon grew into rock leaders with their breathless blending of funk and punk. The band went through several lineup changes — including one that resulted from the death of original guitarist Hillel Slovak from a heroin overdose in 1988 — before settling on a roster featuring Kiedis, guitarist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante. It was with this lineup that the band would start to make waves and expand their underground following with the release of their fourth album, 1989’s ‘Mother’s Milk,’ followed by their 1991 breakthrough ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik.’ The Chili Peppers have continued to be revered as rock innovators over the years, producing countless radio-friendly hits on proceeding albums -- especially 1999’s ‘Californication’ and 2002’s ‘By the Way’ — an impressive catalog spanning three decades that has earned the band a total of six Grammys.
15 Maligned '90s Rock Albums That Deserve a Second Chance
Did everyone judge too harshly?
Watch John Frusciante and Dave Navarro Play on Stage Together
Moment takes place during Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction jam.
Josh Klinghoffer ‘Sad’ Over Scrapped Chili Peppers Album
Fired guitarist says he wasn’t happy with the two LPs he completed as a band member.
Anthony Kiedis Says Climate Crisis Is Out of Control
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer says “federal government is failing us” over disasters that ruin environment, kill hundreds and cost billions.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Play School Halloween Show
Surprise performance takes place at Viewpoint, where drummer Chad Smith’s kids attend.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’
Debut performance takes place at nonprofit fundraiser event.
Flea Speaks About Unreleased 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers Album
Upon returning to Twitter, Flea remembered an album's worth of material that they recorded for their 2003 'Greatest Hits' record.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Puts House on Market for $3 Million
Check out photos from the bassist's soon-to-be-former home.
Flea Confirms Release Date for Memoir, 'Acid for the Children'
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has confirmed his book, 'Acid for the Children,' will finally be published in September.
Bagpipes Get in the Way of Romantic Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert
A man mistakenly buys a Valentine's Day gift of Red Hot Chilli Pipers tickets for his girlfriend, instead of tickets for her favorite band — the Red Hot Chili Peppers.