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The Red Hot Chili Peppers (Also refered to as simply Chili Peppers, Chilis, Chili Willies or RHCP) are a California-based rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
Even though they have experienced numerous line-up changes and personal problems, the band has successfully created a sound that combines elements of funk, punk, rap, pop rock, psychedelic rock and heavy metal. Because of this unique blend of styles, it is difficult to classify the band's music into a particular genre.
Since 1984, they have sold approximately 60 million copies of their records.
They also hold the records for most #1 modern rock hits with 9, and most weeks spent atop that chart, with 72.
Flea's bass style is an amalgamation of punk rock, funk and blues, borrowing from artists such as Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The groove-heavy, low-tuned melodies, composed through either normal finger style or slapping, have contributed to the RHCP's signature style. While Flea's slap bass style was prominent in earlier albums, later albums (post Mother's Milk) have more melodic basslines.<...
|origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|current members|| Anthony Kiedis|
|past members|| Jack Sherman |