Red Hot Chili Peppers Essentials
Inspired as much by George Clinton as Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers put the funk back in rock throughout an unpredictable career filled with triumph and tragedy. Formed in 1983, the L.A. band released four albums before breaking into the mainstream. But after the success of 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Anthony Kiedis' dynamic vocals and Flea's ferocious bass playing became woven into the fabric of modern rock. The band's reputation soared even higher with the release of the 1999 blockbuster Californication and the chart-topping 2006 double-LP Stadium Arcadium.