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Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Filter – Classic Cage Match

Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Filter
Warner Bros / Reprise

Congrats are in order for The Offspring, who just made a run through 1994 as ‘Come Out and Play’ won four straight battles en route to becoming the latest Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame inductee. But with their entry into the Hall, it’s time to start fresh and move the calendar to 1999 with two new songs for the Classic Cage Match.

We’ll start off with Red Hot Chili Peppers, who received a shot in the arm and rejuvenated their career with the ‘Californication’ album in ’99. And the song that got the ball rolling on that album was ‘Scar Tissue,’ a deeply personal and more melodic offering from the heart of Anthony Kiedis, as he spelled out his addiction battles and the issues it caused with the band.

Meanwhile in ’99, Filter frontman Richard Patrick was also spilling his soul with the lushly rocking ‘Take a Picture,’ one of the biggest hits of the band’s career. The track revisits a drunken incident aboard a flight, with Patrick first taunting his father about it, then later feeling the consequences of his actions. But the emotion with which Patrick delivers the song never fails to get listeners reeled in and singing along.

So flash back to 1999 and rock both songs in the video players provided below. Then tell us which track between Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Scar Tissue’ and Filter’s ‘Take a Picture’ deserves to advance to the next Classic Cage Match by voting in the poll below.

(This Classic Cage Match will run until Friday, June 20, at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Scar Tissue’

Filter, ‘Take a Picture’

Rules of Classic Cage Match:


Classic Cage Match songs must be at least 10 years old. Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a band remains the reigning champ for four straight cage matches, they are entered into the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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