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Red Hot Chili Peppers, also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP", are an American 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 elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Flea (bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith; and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late-2009, replacing John Frusciante. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history currently holding the records for most number one singles (12), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. 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. Because of commitments to other bands, Slovak and Irons did not play on the band's self-titled debut album (1984). Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records (Irons played on the third), and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on the second and third albums by the band Freaky Styley (1985) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987), but he died from a heroin overdose in 1988. As a result of his friend's death, Irons chose to depart from the group as drummer. Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight was brought in to replace Slovak, though his tenure was short, which forced Frusciante to replace him in 1988. Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro was brought in to replace Irons. His tenure was also short, so he was replaced by Chad Smith that same year. The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante, and Smith was the longest-lasting and recorded five studio albums beginning with Mother's Milk (1989). In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) under producer Rick Rubin. This album became the band's first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour.

After two temporary guitarists, Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction joined for the group's subsequent album, One Hot Minute (1995). Although commercially successful, the album failed to match the critical or popular acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, selling less than half as much as its predecessor. Navarro was fired from the band in 1998. Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band that same year at Flea's request. The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record Californication (1999), which became the band's biggest commercial success with 16 million copies worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By the Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006), their first number-one album in America. After a world tour, the group went on an extended hiatus. Frusciante announced he was amicably leaving the band in 2009 to focus on his solo career. Klinghoffer who had worked both as a sideman for the band on their Stadium Arcadium tour and on Frusciante's solo projects, replaced him as lead guitarist. The band's tenth studio album, I'm with You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 different countries. The group toured into 2014 and performed with Bruno Mars as a part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII. The band will release their eleventh studio album, The Getaway on June 17, 2016. The album was produced by Danger Mouse marking the first time since 1989's Mother's Milk that someone other than Rick Rubin will have produced one of their albums.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers 2.5 10
1985 Freaky Styley The Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.5 10
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan The Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 7
1989 Mother’s Milk Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.35 14
1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.85 14
1995 One Hot Minute Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.8 11
1999 Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.3 14
2002 By the Way Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.35 12
2006 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.9 9
2011 I’m With You Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.75 5
2016 The Getaway Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 What Hits!? Red Hot Chili Peppers 6
1994 Out in L.A. Red Hot Chili Peppers 4
1994 The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
1998 Under the Covers: Essential Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1999 Platinum Collection ’99 Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2003 Greatest Hits Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 3
2009 10 Great Songs Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2010 The Best Of Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
2011 Road Trippin’ Through Time Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 2
2013 I’m Beside You Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Get the Funk Out Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2000 Live at Budokan Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2003 Live at Slane Castle Red Hot Chili Peppers 4
2003 Greatest Hits and Videos Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2004 Live in Hyde Park Red Hot Chili Peppers 2.5 2
2012 2012-09-10: Hayarkon, Tel Aviv, IL Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2012 2012-09-27: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO, USA Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2014 2014-06-14: Isle of Wight Festival Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2015 2004-06-23: Live in Cardiff, Wales, UK Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
Big Day Out - Day I Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Get Up and Jump (Dance Mix) / Baby Appeal (Club Mix) Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1989 Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1989 Higher Ground / Millionaires Against Hunger Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1989 Taste the Pain Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
1991 Give It Away Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.5 6
1992 Breaking the Girl Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
1992 Suck My Kiss Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1992 The Chili Digi Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1992 Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.5 4
1993 Soul to Squeeze Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 2
1993 If You Have to Ask Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1995 My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
1995 Warped Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1996 Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers 3
1996 Coffee Shop Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1996 Love Rollercoaster / Lesbian Seagull Red Hot Chili Peppers / Engelbert Humperdinck 2
1999 Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 4
1999 Around the World Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 3
1999 Otherside Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 6
2000 Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 2
2000 Road Trippin’ Red Hot Chili Peppers 4
2002 By the Way Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 5
2002 The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 2
2003 Can’t Stop Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 3
2003 Universally Speaking Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 3
2003 Fortune Faded Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 3
2006 Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 4
2006 Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 3
2006 Snow ((Hey Oh)) Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 5
2007 Desecration Smile Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 2
2007 Hump de Bump Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 2
2011 The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 2
2011 Monarchy of Roses Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 1
2012 Look Around Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 1
2012 Strange Man / Long Progression Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2012 Magpies on Fire / Victorian Machiner Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2012 Never Is a Long Time / Love of Your Life Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2012 The Sunset Sleeps / Hometown Gypsy Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2013 Pink as Floyd / Your Eyes Girl Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2013 In Love Dying Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2013 Catch My Death / How It Ends Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2013 Hanalei / Open/Close Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2013 This Is the Kitt / Brave From Afar Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2016 Dark Necessities Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Abbey Road E.P. The Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 4
1992 Give It Away EP Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
1994 The Plasma Shaft Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Live Rare Remix Box Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 I’m With You Europe Red Hot Chili Peppers 2
2014 I’m With You World Tour 2012-2013 Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Greatest Videos Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
2014 The Studio Album Collection 1991-2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Other + Compilation + Interview + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 iTunes Originals Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book Red Hot Chili Peppers 1
One Hot Interview Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

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