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The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983 by Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Hillel Slovak (guitar), and Michael "Flea" Balzary (bass), along with drummer Jack Irons.
Throughout their career, the band has fused various elements of punk, funk, heavy metal and rap. They hold the record for most number one singles on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart with 11, and has held a record of 81 weeks at number one.
Inconsistent and unstable lineups have influenced the band's music, style and success throughout the nine studio recordings they have produced. The most notable of such was the addition of guitarist John Frusciante, following the death of Hillel Slovak. With the band, Frusciante assisted in propelling the foursome's once turbulent musical career into a successful and popular affair. Their second album together (fifth collectively), 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, has since gone multi-platinum in numerous countries, and become an international sensation selling over 12 million copies, being labeled one of the most influential albums of all time. However, during the process, Frusciante became uncomfortable with the new found success of the band, abruptly parting from the group in the late summer of 1992. The Chili Peppers thus employed former Jane's Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro for their subsequent album, One Hot Minute. Released in 1995, it failed to meet the recognition which Blood Sugar Sex Magik saw, and, as a result, sold roughly 5 million units, less than half of its predecessor; vast creative differences between him and the rest of the band caused Navarro to be fired from the Peppers not long after.
Frusciante, in his absence, became severely addicted to heroin and almost lost his life. Nevertheless, in 1998 he completed drug rehabilitation and rejoined the Chili Peppers at the request of Flea. The foursome returned to the studio to create 1999's Californication, which would go on to sell 15 million units worldwide, becoming the band's most successful album to date. It was followed up three years later by By the Way, an album which showed a far more subdued side to the Chili Peppers. Four years following, the group released Stadium Arcadium, making it the first time a Red Hot Chili Peppers' line-up had not changed in three consecutive studio recordings.
-Anthony Kiedis (lead vocals).
-John Frusciante (guitar, backing vocals).
-Flea (bass, backing vocals).
-Chad Smith (drums).