Red Hot Chili Peppers

Formed 1983.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers chat to Jools Holland

Anthony Kiedis & Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers chat to Jools Holland about their latest album on Later... with Jools Holland.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers (also sometimes shortened to the "Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP") are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates many aspects of jam band due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael "Flea" Balzary (bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late 2009, following the departure of John Frusciante. Red Hot Chili Peppers have won seven Grammy Awards, and have become one of the best-selling bands of all time, selling over 80 million records worldwide. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band's original line-up featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, alongside Kiedis and Flea.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of I’m With You

    I’m With You 2011

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    A more concise affair than its predecessor, but the Chilis’ latest is far from vital.
  2. Review of Stadium Arcadium

    Stadium Arcadium 2006

    Reviewed by Zoe Street
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers are now confirmed as card-carrying Rock Gods.
  3. Review of Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits 2003

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Many believe that Blood Sugar Sex Magik was their high point. But bands that stay...
  4. Review of Californication

    Californication 1999

    Reviewed by Dennis O'Dell
    It was the album that confirmned them as world class.
  5. Review of Blood Sugar Sex Magik

    Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991

    Reviewed by Charis Blyth
    The brilliance of Blood Sugar Sex Magik is that no-one else has managed to do anything...
  6. Review of By The Way

    By The Way

    Reviewed by Daniel Pike
    The Chilis have always harboured a gentler, emotional side. It is with By The Way that...
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