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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea – Stage Name Origins

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Widely known as one of the greatest bass players in modern rock, Michael Peter Balzary is celebrated as "Flea" from Red Hot Chili Peppers. As one of the founding members of the band, along with vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Flea has manned the bass for RHCP since 1983.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Salute Retiring Red Wings Defenseman Niklas Lidstrom During Detroit Stop

Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith
Tim Whitby, Getty Images

There are certain stops for musicians that stand out, and playing close to home is always something special. On Friday (June 1), that meant that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was in for a memorable evening.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Plan to Release a Number of New Songs Throughout 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Red Hot Chili Peppers are nothing if not deliberate in the studio -- they've taken at least three years between each album since 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik,' and their two most recent releases, 'Stadium Arcadium' and 'I'm With You,' were preceded by four- and five-year waits, respectively. Fans have probably been prepared to wait until 2016 for new material from the band -- but the Peppers have some surprises in store.

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante Resurfacing With ‘Letur Lefr’ EP

John Frusciante
Kristian Dowling, Getty Images

Whatever happened to John Frusciante? Upon leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers, he was quite prolific with his solo work, but hasn't been heard from since 2009's 'The Empyrean' album.

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Rally Fans to Support Arrested Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tim Whitby, Getty Images

Red Hot Chili Peppers are always ready to rally their fans when there's a cause that needs to be addressed, and the group is not happy that Sea Shepherd Conservation Society leader, Captain Paul Watson, has been arrested.

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Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn Dead: Flea, Nickelback + More React on Twitter

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea were among many rockers to offer their condolences after hearing about the death of legendary bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Concertgoers Assaulted After New Jersey Show

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Rock Hall Ceremony
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Violence broke out after a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (May 5), when a group of "thugs" descended upon the large crowd exiting the venue.

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Upset Over Rock Hall Snub

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman is upset that he wasn't honored as part of the group's Rock and Roll Hall of fame induction, despite having recorded two albums with the band.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Invade Boston – Exclusive Photo Gallery

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The year 2012 is shaping up to be quite a memorable one for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to their current tour run, it’s hard to believe that they’ve been at it for almost three decades.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute to Adam Yauch at Concert

KiedisYauch
Tim Whitby / Gareth Catermole, Getty Images

Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Friday (May 4) for the first of two sold out shows, and the band took care to dedicate the show to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who tragically  passed away mere miles away in his native New York earlier that day after a three-year bout with cancer.

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