Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has been receiving threats in Brazil after an incident at a drum clinic involving a soccer jersey, reports TMZ. When presented with a Flamengo club jersey on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 3), Smith waved the jersey around then stuck it down the back of his pants making a wiping motion and turned his tush with its newly affixed tail to the crowd before tossing the jersey back behind him. Bad move!
Believe it or not, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Peter Balzary, also known as Flea, is 51 years old today (Oct. 16). Having developed a unique bass style heavily based in funk, jazz and punk rock, Flea is one of the best pure musicians in not just mainstream rock, but all of music. To celebrate Flea's 51st birthday, we bring you 'Give it Away' as our Video of the Day!
Earlier today (June 21), Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis got into a brawl with two security guards outside the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia. Even more interesting, it wasn't even hotel security that Kiedis had the confrontation with -- they were apparently bodyguards for the Rolling Stones, who were also staying in the same hotel.
Following the tragic death of Hillel Slovak, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recruited John Frusciante as their new guitarist. Frusciante would prove to be an integral member of the band, with his contributions playing a big role in their classic albums 'Mother's Milk' and 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik.'
However, Frusciante quit RHCP after 'Blood Sugar Sex Mag
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is a man who respects the craft of music and embraces its many forms, so it's no surprise that he'd be willing to speak out on behalf of music education in Washington, D.C. Smith did just that earlier this week, speaking to members of Congress about music funding in public schools.