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!
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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.
Metallica started 2013 in a big way by revealing that they would be staging their second annual Orion Music + More Festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. Now, the band has unveiled the bands that will join them at the two-day extravaganza. Among the acts sharing the stage with Metallica will be Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against and more.
After months of anticipation and many fictitious rumors, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has revealed its official 2013 lineup. The diverse group of performers run the creative gamut from rock to indie to electronica and more, all while mixing the best of new artists on the rise with veteran artists in their prime.
The numbers are in for the highest grossing touring acts of 2012, and there are a few surprises peppered into the list. What isn't surprising, however, is that Metallica were the biggest draw of any hard rock act in 2012, followed closely by bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback.
It's been a big year for Red Hot Chili Peppers that included their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a new member, Flea will take advantage of his freshly minted status in order to get the first look at the new class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bassist extraordinaire will be on hand this Tuesday (Dec. 11) to reveal which acts will join his band in the Rock Hall.