The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers 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.

While performing live, they "jam", or play unscripted, impromtu songs. This is indicative of their influences from bands in the 1970's and 1980's, which is the time period in which the band wrote a majority of their most famous albums.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have transformed as many band members have come and gone over the years. Even so, the band's lead singer and bass guitar, Anthony Kiedis and Michael "Flea" Balzary, have been with the band since the beginning. Members have been lost due to personal differences, solo careers, and drugs. Their story is told by the sounds and messages in the lyrics of iconic albums such as Californication and Stadium Arcadium.