Red Hot Chili Peppers, American rock band that consolidated funk and underground rock to make another melodic style during the 1980s. The first individuals were vocalist Anthony Kiedis (b. November 1, 1962, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.), bassist Flea (unique name Michael Balzary; b. October 16, 1962, Melbourne, Australia), guitarist Hillel Slovak (b. April 13, 1962, Haifa, Israel—d. June 25, 1988, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), and drummer Jack Irons (b. July 18, 1962, Los Angeles). Later individuals included guitar player and vocalist John Frusciante (b. Walk 5, 1970, Queens, New York, U.S.) and drummer Chad Smith (b. October 25, 1962, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.).
Intensely impacted by the Los Angeles punk music scene in the late 1970s, school companions Kiedis, Flea, Slovak, and Irons framed Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. The gathering performed along the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles during the mid 1980s, wearing just deliberately set cylinder socks, which, as a phase contrivance, turned into their trademark. By 1983, under the name Red Hot Chili Peppers, they had a devoted underground after and a chronicle contract with EMI. Their first collection to achieve the Billboard 200 diagrams was The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987). Similarly as the band was getting a charge out of business achievement, Slovak kicked the bucket of a heroin overdose and Irons left the band, leaving Kiedis and Flea to re-structure with Frusciante and Smith. Their 1989 collection, Mother’s Milk, turned into an unexpected hit. The collection went gold by mid 1990 and was trailed by the more fruitful Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), which incorporated the band’s first top ten single, “Under the Bridge,” just as the Grammy Award-winning “Give It Away.”
Through various lineup changes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers kept on discharging generally welcomed collections, including Californication (1999), By the Way (2002), and Grammy-winning Stadium Arcadium (2006). The band went on break in mid 2008, and the next year Frusciante reported that he had left the gathering to seek after a performance vocation. He was supplanted on lead guitar by Josh Klinghoffer, who had recently played with the gathering on the Stadium Arcadium visit. Setting aside different side ventures, the band came back to the studio and discharged I’m with You in 2011. The band traded long-lasting maker Rick Rubin for Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) for its eleventh studio collection, The Getaway (2016). In 2012 the Red Hot Chili Peppers were drafted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.