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Red Hot Chili Peppers (formed 1983)
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band, consisting of Anthony Kiedis (vocals), John Frusciante (guitar), Flea (a.k.a. Michael Balzary) (bass) and Chad Smith (drums)

Formation / Previous Line-ups: Red Hot Chili Peppers were originally named Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem and the original band members were Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, Flea and Jack Irons, all of whom had attended Fairfax High School.

The band's first performance involved Kiedis rapping a poem over the band's improvisations. Slovak and Irons left the band to concentrate on another band, What Is This? so Flea and Anthony recruited Cliff Martinez and Jack Sherman. Slovak returned to the band after the release of RHCP's first album.

Debut Album & Departures: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band's debut album, was produced by Andy Gill (of British band Gang of Four) and released in 1984. Initially the album sold 25,000 copies and the supporting tour was a fiasco, which ended with Jack Sherman being fired.

The second album, Freaky Styley (1985) was produced by George Clinton and recorded in Detroit. The release failed to reach the charts and the following year, Kiedis fired Cliff Martinez from the band. He was eventually replaced when Jack Irons rejoined the group.

In 1987, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan was released and reached 148 on the Billboard Hot 200. This period of the band's history, though it saw their gradual ascent to commercial success, was marred by Kiedis and Slovak's serious drug addictions. Slovak's addiction caused his death in 1988, shortly after their promotional tour for the album. Kiedis failed to attend the funeral and Irons left the group once again.

Mother's Milk and onwards: Following Slovak's death, D.H. Peligro, Dead Kennedys' drummer briefly joined the band, as did DeWayne 'Blackbyrd' McKnight, former guitarist of P-Funk. Neither stayed long in the band, but Peligro's friend John Frusciante auditioned for the guitarist's role. With three weeks until the recording of their next album was due to begin, the band was still without a permanent drummer. A friend of the band introduced them to Chad Smith, whose drumming capabilities swiftly earned him a place in the band.

Mother's Milk was released in 1989. The album reached 52 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was their first to achieve 'gold record' status. The album's singles included a cover of 'Higher Ground' by Stevie Wonder and 'Knock Me Down', a tribute to Slovak.

In 1990, now signed to Warner Bros. Records, Red Hot Chili Peppers finally had their wishes granted and Rick Rubin produced their fifth album and has produced each of its successors. Blood Sugar Sex Magik was recorded in a disused mansion and Chad Smith was the only member of the band not to live in the house during the recording period, as he believed it to be haunted. The debut single from the album, 'Give It Away', won a Grammy Award in 1992 and its follow-up 'Under The Bridge' went to number two in the US charts.

In May 1992, John Frusciante quit the band during their Japanese tour. He was suffering at the time with a drug addiction. His brief replacements were Arik Marshall and Jesse Tobias, with the band eventually settling on Dave Navarro, formerly of Jane's Addiction. Navarro's first live performance with the band was at Woodstock '94 but his musical background meant that he never really settled in the band and only appeared on one album. One Hot Minute (1995) was a commercial success, despite mixed reviews, and spawned the singles 'Aeroplane' and 'Warped'.

In 1998, Navarro left the band. It has been reported that he was asked to leave by Kiedis, after he turned up to a band rehearsal under the influence of drugs. Since leaving the band, John Frusciante's drug addiction had spiralled, leaving him with no money and in very poor health. In April 1998, however, Flea visited Frusciante and extended him a lifeline, inviting him to rejoin the band, after he had attended a rehabilitation programme. The band was reunited and the following year, they began recording the songs that would become Californication.

Californication was a huge success, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. The single 'Scar Tissue' won the 'Best Rock Song' Grammy in 2000. Along with 'Californication' and 'Otherside', it was a number one hit single.

In 2002, Red Hot Chili Peppers released By The Way. The album sold over 700,000 copies in its first week and reached number two on the Billboard 200. Five singles, 'By the Way', 'the Zephyr Song' 'Can't Stop', 'Dosed' and 'Universally Speaking' were all hits for the band.

Capitalising on their popularity, Red Hot Chili Peppers released a Greatest Hits album in 2003. They also released a live DVD, Live at Slane Castle and a live album, Live in Hyde Park, recorded in London. The band's three-night run in Hyde Park drew ticket sales of over $17 million.

In 2006, Stadium Arcadium was released as a 28-track double album. The album debuted at number one in both the UK and the US. Over one million copies of the album were sold in the first week of release. 'Dani California', the first single from the album, was the fastest-selling single of the band's career. 'Tell Me Baby' and 'Snow (Hey Oh)' were also chart-toppers. In July 2007, Red Hot Chili Peppers featured on the Live Earth bill at London's Wembley Stadium. Stadium Arcadium won six Grammy awards in 2007 and the band performed 'Snow (Hey Oh)', live at the awards ceremony, surrounded by confetti snow.



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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Rock on the Range 2016 Music Festival at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, USA at MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus, Ohio, United States - Sunday 22nd May 2016

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Anthony Kiedis On The Mend After Health Scare


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The band's frontman was hospitalised on 15 May (16) due to complications from intestinal flu, leaving the rockers with no choice but to cancel their appearance at KROQ's Weenie Roast Festival in Irvine, California, minutes before they were due to take to the stage. The band later had to cancel their scheduled performance for iHeart Radio on 17 May.

The 53-year-old rocker told Entertainment Tonight Canada that he had inflammation in his guts, which was complicated by a recent stomach virus and existing scar tissue from previous hernia operations.

"That becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out... Lo an behold, I'm on the mend," he explained, and added that he had to be "pumped clean" by doctors in the hospital.

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Anthony Kiedis Out And About After Intestinal Flu Scare


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The band had to cancel a planned show at the KROQ Weenie Roast festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (14May16) after he was taken to hospital experiencing "extreme stomach pain".

Anthony was later revealed to be suffering from an intestinal flu virus, but bandmate Chad Smith says he is so resilient he's already well on the road to recovery.

"He's a very strong man and he"ll be back better than ever," Chad tells Britain's Radio X, while confirming Anthony will return for the next date of the band's world tour in Columbus, Ohio on Monday (23May16).

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Anthony Kiedis Battling Intestinal Flu


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The band had to scrap a set at the KROQ Weenie Roast festival when Kiedis experienced "extreme stomach pain" and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

His bandmates took to the stage to announce they would not be performing as scheduled and Weezer took over their headlining spot.

Bass player Flea explained, "We will be playing for you very soon, and we will play for you like the feral animals full of love that we are."

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Cancel Gig As Anthony Kiedis Hospitalised


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The rockers were due to play radio station KROQ's Weenie Roast show in Irvine, California, on Saturday night (14May16), but pulled out at the last minute.

"Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers were forced to cancel their set tonight at #WeenieRoast. More details to come," KROQ announced on Twitter.com.

Fellow rockers Weezer stepped in to close the Weenie Roast festival, and Kiedis' bandmate Flea took to the stage to apologise to the crowd of 16,000 fans.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Forced To Pull Out Of Show As Anthony Kiedis Taken To Hospital


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Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to pull out of their headlining slot at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast on May 14, just hours before they were due to take the stage, after frontman Anthony Kiedis was sent to an area hospital.

Anthony KiedisRed Hot Chili Peppers were forced to miss their appearance at the KROQ Weenie Roast after Anthony Kiedis was hospitalised.

According to Billboard, a rep for KROQ, a Los Angeles radio station, said the singer was taken from the venue in an ambulance after suffering from extreme stomach pain. However the exact nature of the problem is unknown at this time.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album 'The Getaway'


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Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details of their first new album in five years, announcing that their eleventh album The Getaway will be released on June 17th.

It’s their first album since 2011’s I’m With You, and is produced by Danger Mouse (aka. Brian Burton) and mixed by Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich. Fans have noted that it’s therefore the first Chili Peppers album since 1989’s Mother’s Milk not to have been produced by Rick Rubin.

Fans had been awaiting the prospect of new material for many months, ever since the band were confirmed as one of the headliners of T In The Park and Reading and Leeds Festival this year.

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Will Ferrell & Chad Smith Recruit Remaining Chili Peppers And Devo For Charity Bash


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The stars have often poked fun at their likeness and last month (Mar16), they announced they were embracing the fact they look like brothers by throwing a party to benefit their favourite charities.

The Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night (29Apr16), and now it's been revealed Smith's Red Hot Chili Peppers pals and Devo will also hit the stage, while comics Jim Gaffigan and Nick Offerman will perform, too.

"I have only one great regret in life and it's that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera (a Latin girl's 15th birthday party)," said Ferrell. "I'd like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years.

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Rocker Flea Unfazed By National Anthem Criticism


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The rocker performed the Star Spangled Banner on his bass before the Los Angeles Lakers season-ending game against the Utah Jazz, and his version of the song lit up Twitter.

Many people were far from impressed and suggested a bigger name with a powerful voice should have been invited to sing the anthem to honour Kobe's last game.

But Flea was unfazed by the criticism and on Friday (15Apr16) he told TMZ, "I don't care, man. I know that people who like music liked it. I thought it was beautiful.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers And Radiohead Top Lollapalooza Line-up


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The artists are headlining a very special edition of the rock event, which will run for four days rather than three to mark its 25th anniversary.

Other acts performing at the rock extravaganza, which will take place in the Chicago's Grant Park from 28 to 31 July (16), include Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Jane's Addiction, Haim, The 1975 and Major Lazer.

In a statement posted on the Lollapalooza website the festival's founder Perry Farrell said that organisers had lengthened this year's (16) event by a day to mark the milestone.

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Elton John Working On New Music With Red Hot Chili Peppers


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The British singer/songwriter has been busy with a number of musical projects, including releasing a new album in February (16), and working with Lady Gaga and British electro-pop group Clean Bandit on new material.

Now the Rocket Man star has joined forces with the Los Angeles band fronted by Anthony Kiedis and will appear on their new album, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.

"Anthony got in touch when he heard Elton was in town at the start of the year, and asked him to come down to the studio where they were recording," a source tells the publication. "They were delighted when he said yes. The track they've done together is really great."

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LA Lakers Vs. The Memphis Grizzlies

Flea, Anthony Kiedis and red hot chilli peppers - Celebrities watch the LA Lakers vs. the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th April 2013

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform At Croke Park

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Takes A Ride On A Scooter With His Son, Everly Bear Kiedis At Malibu Farmer's Market

Anthony Kiedis and Red Hot Chili Peppers - Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Sunday 13th May 2012 takes a ride on a scooter with his son, Everly Bear Kiedis at Malibu Farmer's Market

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Performs At The Air Canada Centre During The 'I'm With Your Tour'.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Friday 27th April 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers performs at The Air Canada Centre during the 'I'm With Your Tour'.

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September 1 | Budapest, Hungary
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September 13 | Helsinki, Finland
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