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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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