Anthony Kiedis was born in Michigan and Flea was born in Australia but as young men they both moved to the west coast and now represent California and Los Angeles to the fullest. I decided to compile a list of songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that mention “The Great State” of California…
In December of 2006, Disneyland announced that two Red Hot Chili Peppers songs were chosen as the soundtracks to be featured for “Rockin’ Both Parks” (Disneyland & California Adventure). Space Mountain used an edited/remixed version of “Higher Ground” while California Screamin’ used an edited/remixed version of “All Around the World”.
RHCP also paid homage to The Who in this photo of them wearing football helmets that was included in the booklet for “Stadium Arcadium”. The album cover for The Who’s 1974 out-takes album “Odds And Sods” showed the band members wearing football helmets as well.
Please listen to this youtube clip of John Frusciante’s guitar tracks in the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Dani California”. It is a great reminder of his greatness and it also includes his background vocals…
Flea performed “Smells Like Teen Spirit” live with Nirvana on January 23, 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The chance performance took place because the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana were on the same bill for the Hollywood Rock Festival. Instead of playing the bass, Flea played the Trumpet.
“I hate when people compare John Frusciante to Jesus. I mean, he’s great and all, but he’s no John Frusciante.” The same people that say Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith looks like WIll Ferrell also think that John Frusciante looks like and might even be Jesus Christ.
Josh Klinghoffer sometimes plays this 1965 Sunburst Fender Telecaster that was given to him by his friend John Frusciante whom he replaced in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here is a photo of John’s playing one of his Telecaster’s during a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert that shows his distinctive tape/grip job .
In homage to The Beatles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers once wore socks on their cocks while crossing Abbey Road. They also recently played a rooftop concert like The Beatles in filming the video to “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”. Check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers doing their version of The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover in these photos taken in 2002.
Dave Navarro has admitted to experimenting with men but insists he is not gay and he has quite the resume of women to prove it. Anthony Kiedis on the other hand has not admitted to experimenting with men but we do have some pictures of Kiedis and Navarro kissing on more than one special occasion.
Red Hot Chili Peppers just released the video to their new song “The Adventures of Raindance Maggie.” The simple video features the band with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer playing on the rooftop of a Venice Beach apartment.