The Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Californication’ – Career-Saving Albums
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.
The combination provided some interesting results, but critics and fans were lukewarm on 'One Hot Minute,' and the disc sold poorly compared to its predecessor. Navarro eventually parted ways and RHCP, Frusciate returned to the fold and their next album hit 8-digit sales worldwide.