Red Hot Chili Peppers Information Continued
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were part of an alternative rock movement of
the 1980s and early 1990s to come out of California that included the
likes of Jane's Addiction, Fishbone and Thelonious Monster. They have
nine studio albums, nine #1 modern rock hits and have sold nearly 50
million copies of their albums worldwide (37 million of them by the
albums Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication and By the Way).
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are mainly known for five things: Flea's
powerful bass, their diverse musical precision, unique lyrical
composition, wearing inside out cargo shants (pants
mixed shorts) and their tendency to play bare chested (or sometimes even
naked). Flea's bass styles lie in punk rock traditions and in funk and
blues, borrowing mainly from the likes of Bootsy Collins of
Parliament-Funkadelic and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. His bass is
typically the lead instrument and sets the rhythm of the Red Hot Chili Peppers'
On April 4, 2006, the band's first single "Dani California" from their
latest album, Stadium Arcadium, was released. The music video features
the band dressed as famous performers from the 1950's until today
including Elvis, The Beatles, Cream with Jimi Hendrix,
Parliament-Funkadelic, Garry Glitter with David Bowie, The Sex Pistols,
The Misfits, Poison and Nirvana.