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BIRTHDAYS: Anthony Kiedis (November 1, 1962) ~ Flea (October 16, 1962) ~ Chad Smith (October 25, 1962)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Under The Bridge" (1992)
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BIGGEST LP: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 6
button.gif (123 bytes) "The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been driven by the power of funk since day one." - Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers
button.gif (123 bytes) ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2012

 
TIMELINE

Red Hot Chili Peppersbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the few alternative rock bands that have consistently maintained their sound over the years. By mixing rock, hip hop, funk, metal and punk, the Chili Peppers amassed a following of fans before hitting it big in 1992.

1983...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in Los Angeles, anchored by Anthony Kiedis (lead vocals), Flea (Michael Balzary - bass) and Hillel Slovak.

1984...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band released their debut LP, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slovak quit the band and was replaced by Jack Sherman.

1985...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styleybutton.gif (123 bytes) The following year Slovak decided to return to the band, and subsequently Sherman was kicked out.
button.gif (123 bytes) Their 2nd LP,
Freaky Styley, was released.

1987...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Uplift Mofo Party Plan was released.

1988...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Abbey Road EPbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released Abbey Road.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Slovak died of a heroin overdose and was replaced by Duane McKnight (who was soon replaced by John Frusciante).

1989...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milkbutton.gif (123 bytes) By 1989, the Chili Peppers consisted of Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante (guitar), and Chad Smith (drums) and the band released Mother's Milk and found success with alternative, rock, and college radio. The LP contained their popular remake of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground." The LP was dedicated to Slovak's memory.

1990..

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Higher Ground" was nominated for 3
MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video, Best Post Modern Video, and Breakthrough Video.

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Higher Ground").

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magikbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers found their biggest success with the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The video for the track "Give It Away" got the band noticed more and soon tracks from the LP were heard on pop stations as well. "Under The Bridge" became a huge hit and help sell over 7 million copies of the LP. Spin called the LP, "...a tough sound... with funk, punk and rap all mixed up..."

1992... # 30 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under The Bridge" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "Under The Bridge."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the
Top 10 with "Under The Bridge."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Under The Bridge" was certified gold.

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - What Hits!?button.gif (123 bytes) The band released What Hits!? - a hits collection described by New Musical Express as "...a most excellent compilation."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Under The Bridge" won a MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice and was nominated for Video of the Year and Best Group Video. The video for "Give It Away" won 2 awards for Breakthrough Video and Best Art Direction (Nick Goodman) and was nominated for Best Alternative Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.

1993... # 88 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Under The Bridge") and Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won a
Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Give It Away") and were nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Under The Bridge").

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Behind The Sun" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Guitarist Arik Marshal was replaced with Jesse Tobias.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "
Soul To Squeeze."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Guitarist Jesse Tobias was replaced with Dave Navarro from
Jane's Addiction.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "
Soul To Squeeze."

October
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Soul To Squeeze" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included "Give It Away" at # 25.

1994...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The band performed at
Woodstock '94.

November
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Out In L.A.button.gif (123 bytes) The band released a collection of rarities with Out In L.A. which included remixes of the favorites "Higher Ground" and "Behind The Sun" as well as live tracks and unreleased recordings.

1995... # 127 Singles Artist of the Year

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minutebutton.gif (123 bytes) After touring, releasing "Souls To Squeeze" from the Coneheads soundtrack, and appearing at Woodstock (in memorable light bulb costumes), the Red Hot Chili Peppers released One Hot Minute with the tracks "Warped" and "Aeroplane." The band continued to have success on alternative and rock stations, video stations, and occasionally on pop radio.

October
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "My Friends" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "My Friends."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks for 4 weeks with "
My Friends."

December
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Warped" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks for 4 weeks with "My Friends."

1996... # 117 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Aeroplane" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Blood Sugar Sex Magik").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers' video for "Warped" was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing.

December
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Love Rollercoaster" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "Love Rollercoaster" from the Beavis And Butthead Do America soundtrack.

1997... # 122 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Give It Away."

button.gif (123 bytes) Anthony talked with MTV about rumors of his heroin use. He stated "...during the last year, I am sorry to say that I have used this narcotic substance..." and "...when I'm using, my life sucks, and when I'm clean my life gets really beautiful, so when I was using my life got really ugly and sad, and now I'm just happy to be back here and not using."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The summer proved risky for some Chili Peppers members. Anthony was injured when his motorcycle hit a car in Los Angeles. He suffered a dislocated wrist which required surgery.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Drummer, Chad Smith dislocated his shoulder from a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Smith was treated and released from the hospital.

December
Red Hot Chili Peppers
button.gif (123 bytes) USA Today reported that the Chili Pepper's publicist Ken Phillips confirmed guitarist Dave Navarro had been "using hard drugs again." After erratic behavior while touring with the reunited Jane's Addiction and a reportedly amorous message in blood to Fiona Apple, rumors of Navarro's sobriety started. Phillips stated: "I wouldn't say he's a drug addict or dying. He says he's experimented, but he doesn't recommend it, and he's not saying he'll never do it again."

1998...

button.gif (123 bytes) In an interview with AllStar, Dave Navarro responded to recent allegations of substance use. He stated: "I don't know how that thing got to the place it did. My side of it was... what I told (a reporter) is that I've been working on a film wherein drug use takes place, and I describe one of those scenes, but I in no way indicated to them that I was in drug rehab, or had a problem or all the stuff that came afterwards in terms of hearsay and press."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that Dave Navarro had amicably left the Chili Peppers after 4 years as the band's 6th guitarist. Navarro said in a statement: "I will miss the band very much. I know in my heart that the friendships we've established will remain forever eternal." Anthony Kiedis said of the departure: "This is a completely mutual parting based on creative differences." At the end of April it was announced that John Frusciante would return to the Chili Peppers as guitarist to replace Navarro. Frusciante had left the band 6 years ago as the band was hitting it big and getting ready to participate in the 1992 Lollapalooza tour.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Months after a motorcycle accident, Anthony Kiedis filed a lawsuit against the other motorist. Kiedis claims the motorist made an illegal u-turn which caused the accident and resulted in a broken wrist, other undisclosed physical and emotional injuries, and the canceling of several performances.

1999... # 43 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californicationbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their next LP, Californication and the first single "Scar Tissue" which topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 16 weeks.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York - and closed the show as the crowd became unruly and set fires.
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Scar Tissue" topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 weeks.

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Scar Tissue" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "Scar Tissue."

September
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Top 10 with "Scar Tissue."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Scar Tissue" became the longest #1 hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and became the band's second Top 10 pop hit.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band was nominated for a VH1 Fashion Award for the Most Stylish Video ("
Scar Tissue").
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Around The World" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band was also nominated for 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Rock Artist and Best Album (Californication).
button.gif (123 bytes) Flea could also be seen acting in the film Liar's Poker.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were given special recognition at the Billboard Music Awards for setting the record for most weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart with "
Scar Tissue."

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Give It Away" at # 36.

2000... # 27 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for 3 California Music Awards. The band was also nominated for a Brit Award for Best International Group.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won their 2nd
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song ("Scar Tissue") and were nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Scar Tissue") and Best Rock Album (Californication).
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Otherside" topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart for 13 weeks.

March
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Otherside" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) As "Otherside" hit the charts, Californication was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers began touring with the
Foo Fighters.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Flea won a California Music Award for Outstanding Bassist.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the
Top 10 with "Otherside."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for a VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Stylish Band.

August
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Californication was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band was nominated for 2 MuchMusic Video Music Awards for Best International Video and Favorite International Group ("
Californication").
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Californication" topped the Billboard Mainstream chart for 2 weeks and the Modern Rock chart for 1 week.

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Californication" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Californication" won 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction (Johnathan Dayton & Valerie Faris) and Best Art Direction (Colin Strause), and was also nominated for Video of the Year, Best Group Video, and Best Special Effects (Pixel Envy). Red Hot Chili Peppers performed the song at the ceremony and were honored with the Video Vanguard Award.
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Californication" hit the Top 40 also topped the video charts in Canada and the MTV Top 20.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band won a MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Video ("
Californication").

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Chili Peppers performed at the Bridge School Benefit concert held in California.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers came in at #
30 on VH1: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band won a Billboard Music Video Award for Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year ("
Californication") and a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock Act.
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Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Under The Bridge" at # 54.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band took home 2 'My VH1' Awards - Pushing the Envelope Video ("
Californication") and Must-Have Album (Californication).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) When Billboard compiled the video that got the most exposure throughout the year, the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "
Otherside" came out on top.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

February
Red Hot Chili Peppers - What Hits? DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Californication").
button.gif (123 bytes) The band started working on their next LP with producer Rick Rubin.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The band was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Group - Rock.
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Blood Sugar Sex Magik was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band were nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Band.

May
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VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes: # 35 - "Californication" and # 69 - "Give It Away."

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Off The Map DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) One Hot Minute was certified 2x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released the the DVD/VHS -
Off The Map.

2002... # 91 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 14 weeks with "
By The Way."

June
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Waybutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their next LP - By The Way.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "
By The Way."
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By The Way topped the UK LP charts.
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Modern Rock Tracks chart for 14 weeks with "
By The Way."

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "By The Way" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band's video for "By The Way" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris).
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 7 weeks with "
By The Way."

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Universally Speaking" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Chili Peppers ranked # 72 on VH1: 100 Sexiest Artists.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers won a MTV Video Music Award Latin America for Best Rock Artist, International.

November
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band won 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Live Act and Best Rock Act.
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "
The Zephyr Song."

2003... # 98 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Fortune Faded" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Californication was certified 5x platinum, Mother's Milk was certified platinum, and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan was certified gold.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers contributed the track "Havana Affair" to
We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To The Ramones.
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers won a Brit Award for Best International Group.

March
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Can't Stop" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart for 3 weeks with "Can't Stop."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Under The Bridge" at # 41.

November
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits And Videosbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released the hits compilation CD/DVD - Greatest Hits And Videos.

December
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Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 310: Blood Sugar Sex Magik, # 399: Californication.

2004...

January
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live At Slane Castle DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be touring the UK in the summer and tickets for the performances sold out in less than 4 hours.
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Greatest Hits And Videos was certified gold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) As debate over gay marriage began, Flea told
The Advocate: "George W. Bush is trying to change the fundamentals of the Constitution to suit his narrow-minded, discriminatory views. All people deserve the benefits that come with a lifelong commitment of love and caring to each other. Banning gay marriage is absurd."

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live In Hyde Park (Import)button.gif (123 bytes) The import LP Live In Hyde Park was released and topped the UK LP charts.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Kiedis release his autobiography
Scar Tissue.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 128 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

September
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

2006.. # 53 Singles Artist of the Year

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart with "
Dani California."

May
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadiumbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart with "Dani California."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their next LP
Stadium Arcadium.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "
Dani California."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard 200 LP chart (and Top Digital chart) for the first time with
Stadium Arcadium. The LP sold over 442,000 copies in the US its first week of release.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the LP charts in the UK and Canada with
Stadium Arcadium.

June
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Stadium Arcadium was certified platinum.

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Tell Me Baby" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Dani California" won a MTV Video Music Awards for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with "Tell Me Baby."

November
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Album (Stadium Arcadium).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group, and Favorite Alternative Artist, and were nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Stadium Arcadium).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Modern Rock Artist and with Top Modern Rock Track ("Dani California").

2007..

January
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Hump De Bump" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the Top 40 with "Snow (Hey Oh)."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with "
Snow (Hey Oh)."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Dani California" was certified platinum.

February
49th Grammy Awardsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Red Hot Chili Peppers won 4 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rock Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Dani California"), and Best Rock Album (Stadium Arcadium), and was nominated for Album of the Year (Stadium Arcadium), and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Dani California"). The group also won as art directors in the category Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The band performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) Stadium Arcadium was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) On July 7th, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the
Live Earth concert in the UK. The 7-continent concert organized by Al Gore brought together over 100 artists to perform and raise the world's awareness about the climate crisis and how to make a difference to help the environment and the world.

October
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By The Way was certified 2x platinum.

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Under The Bridge" at # 15.

2009...

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Guitarist John Frusciante left the group - he had previously left the band in 1992 before returning in 1999.
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included Stadium Arcadium at # 74.

2011...

August
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'I'm With You'button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Rock Songs chart and Alternative Songs chart with "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie."
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers released
I'm With You.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart and Alternative Albums chart with
I'm With You.
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the UK LP chart with
I'm With You.

2012...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album (I'm With You).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

August
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Greatest Hits And Videos was certified 2x platinum and I'm With You was certified gold.

2014...

  • February 2: Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the half-time show at Super Bowl XLVIII.

2016...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'The Getaway'May 28: Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Rock Airplay chart with "Dark Necessities."

  • June 7: Red Hot Chili Peppers released The Getaway.

  • June 18: Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart with "Dark Necessities."

  • June 28: Californication was certified 6x platinum and Stadium Arcadium was certified 3x platinum.

  • July 9: Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, Digital Albums chart, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative Albums chart with The Getaway.



LPs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Red Hot Chili Peppers LP Red Hot Chili Peppers
Released: 1984
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes" - "Baby Appeal" - "Buckle Down" - "Get Up And Jump" - "Why Don't You Love Me" - "Green Heaven" - "Mommy Where's Daddy" - "Out In L.A." - "Police Helicopter" - "You Always Sing The Same" - "Grand Pappy Du Plenty"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley Freaky Styley
Released: 1985
Tracks: "Jungle Man" - "Hollywood (Africa)" - "American Ghost Dance" - "If You Want Me To Stay (Sly Stone)" - "Nevermind" - "Freaky Styley" - "Blackeyed Blonde" - "The Brothers Cup" - "Battle Ship" - "Lovin And Touchin" - "Catholic School Girls Rule" - "Sex Rap" - "Thirty Dirty Birds" - "Yertle The Turtle"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Uplift Mofo Party Plan The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Released: 1987
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 148
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Fight Like A Brave" - "Funky Crime" - "Me And My Friends" - "Backwoods" - "Skinny Sweaty Man" - "Behind The Sun" - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - "No Chump Love Sucker" - "Walkin' Down The Road" - "Love Trilogy" - "Organic Anti-Beat Box Band"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Abbey Road EP Abbey Road (EP)
Released: 1988
Tracks: "Fire" - "Backwoods" - "Catholic School Girls Rule" - "Hollywood (Africa)" - "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk Mother's Milk
Released: 1989
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 52
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Good Time Boys" - "Higher Ground" - "Subway To Venus" - "Magic Johnson" - "Nobody Weird Like Me" - "Knock Me Down" - "Taste The Pain" - "Stone Cold Bush" - "Fire" - "Pretty Little Ditty" - "Punk Rock Classic" - "Sexy Mexican Maid" - "Johnny Kick A Hole In The Sky"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Released: September, 1991
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time Tracks: "The" Power Of Equality- "If You Have To Ask" - "Breaking The Girl" - "Funky Monks" - "Suck My Kiss" - "I Could Have Lied" - "Mellowship Slinky In B Major" - "The Righteous & The Wicked" - "Give It Away" - "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" - "Under The Bridge" - "Naked In The Rain" - "Apache Rose Peacock" - "The Greeting Song" - "My Lovely Man" - "Sir Psycho Sexy" - "They're Red Hot"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - What Hits!? What Hits!?
Released: September, 1992
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 22
Tracks: "Higher Ground" - "Fight Like A Brave" - "Behind The Sun" - "Me And My Friends" - "Backwoods" - "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes" - "Fire" - "Get Up And Jump" - "Knock Me Down" - "Under The Bridge" - "Show Me Your Soul" - "If You Want Me To Stay" - "Hollywood" - "Jungle Man" - "The Brothers Cup" - "Taste The Pain" - "Catholic School Girls Rule" - "Johnny Kick A Hole In The Sky"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Out In L.A. Out In L.A.
Released: November, 1994
Billboard peak: # 82
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Higher Ground" (12" Vocal Mix) - "Hollywood (Africa)" (Extended Dance Mix) - "If You Want Me To Stay" (Pink-Mustang Mix) - "Behind The Sun" (Ben Grosse Remix) - "Castles Made Of Sand" (live) - "Special Secret Song Inside" (live) - "F.U." (live) - "Get Up And Jump" (Demo Version) - "Police Helicopter" (Demo Version) - "Nevermind" (Demo Version) - "Sex Rap" (Demo Version) - "Blues For Meister" - "You Always Sing The Same" - "Stranded" - "Flea Fly" - "What It Is" - "Deck The Halls"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute One Hot Minute
Released: September, 1995
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Warped" - "Aeroplane" - "Deep Kick" - "My Friends" - "Coffee Shop" - "Pea" - "One Big Mob" - "Walkabout" - "Tearjerker" - "One Hot Minute" - "Falling Into Grace" - "Shallow By Thy Game" - "Transcending"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication Californication
Released: June 8, 1999
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeRolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Around The World" - "Parallel Universe" - "Scar Tissue" - "Otherside" - "Get On Top" - "Californication" - "Easily" - "Porcelain" - "Emit Remmus" - "I Like Dirt" - "This Velvet Glove" - "Savior" - "Purple Stain" - "Right On Time" - "Road Trippin'"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way By The Way
Released: July, 2002
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "By The Way" - "Universally Speaking" - "This Is The Place" - "Dosed" - "Don't Forget Me" - "The Zephyr Song" - "Can't Stop" - "I Could Die For You" - "Midnight" - "Throw Away Your Television" - "Cabron" - "Tear" - "On Mercury" - "Minor Thing" - "Warm Tape" - "Venice Queen"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits And Videos Greatest Hits And Videos
Released: November, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 18
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Under The Bridge" - "Give It Away" - "Californication" - "Scar Tissue" - "Soul To Squeeze" - "Otherside" - "Suck My Kiss" - "By The Way" - "Parallel Universe" - "Breaking The Girl" - "My Friends" - "Higher Ground" - "Universally Speaking" - "Road Trippin'" - "Fortune Faded" - "Save The Population"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
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Stadium Arcadium
Released: May 9, 2006
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Dani California" - "Snow (Hey Oh)" - "Charlie" - "Stadium Arcadium" - "Hump De Bump" - "She's Only 18" - "Slow Cheetah" - "Torture Me" - "Strip My Mind" - "Especially In Michigan" - "Warlocks" - "C'mon Girl" - "Wet Sand" - "Hey" - "Desecration Smile" - "Tell Me Baby" - "Hard To Concentrate" - "21st Century" - "She Looks To Me" - "Readymade" - "If" - "Make You Feel Better" - "Animal Bar" - "So Much I" - "Storm In A Teacup" - "We Believe" - "Turn It Again" - "Death Of A Martian"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'I'm With You'
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I'm With You
Released: August, 2011
US: Gold
Tracks: "Monarchy Of Roses" - "Factory Of Faith" - "Brendan's Death Song" - "Ethiopia" - "Annie Wants A Baby" - "Look Around" - "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" - "Did I Let you Know" - "Goodbye Hooray" - "Happiness Loves Company" - "Police Station" - "Even You Brutus?" - "Meet Me At The Corner" - "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'The Getaway'
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The Getaway
Released: June 17, 2016
Billboard peak: # 2
Tracks: "The Getaway" - "Dark Necessitites" - "We Turn Red" - "The Longest Wave" - "Goodby Angels" - "Sick Love" - "Go Robot" - "Feasting On The Flowers" - "Detroit" - "This Ticonderoga" - "Encore" - "The Hunter" - "Dreams of A Samaurai"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Under The Bridge

from the LP
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
ARC Chart Run:
34 - 25 - 16 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 4 - 8 - 12 - 18 - 24 - 32 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
8
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
AMA Nominee:
Favorite Pop/Rock Single
MTV VMA Winner:
Viewer's Choice
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Group Video
Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Pop Songs': #
54
VH1: '100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years': #
41
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 90's': #
15
2 18 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under The Bridge" (Single)
2 Otherside

from the LP
Californication
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 29 - 26 - 23 - 22 - 21 - 19 - 16 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 12 - 17 - 25 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
35
6 18 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Otherside" (Single)
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3 Scar Tissue

from the LP
Californication
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 31 - 26 - 22 - 17 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 15 - 24 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
50
Grammy Winner:
Best Rock Song
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
6 13 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Scar Tissue" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
4 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California" (Single)Dani California

from the LP
Stadium Arcadium
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 36 - off - 40 - 36 - 33 - 31 - 29 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 18 - 21 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
61
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Grammy Nominee:
Best Music Video, Short Form
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Art Direction
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
15 16 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Love Rollercoaster" (Single)Love Rollercoaster

from the
Beavis And Butthead Do America soundtrack
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 33 - 25 - 20 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 20 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
101
14 10 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Soul To Squeeze" (Single)Soul To Squeeze

from the
Coneheads soundtrack
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 29 - 24 - 20 - 19 - 19 - 16 - 13 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
111
13 9 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Californication" (Single)Californication

from the LP
Californication
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 35 - 32 - 30 - off - 37 - 35 - 30 - 29 - 27 - 25 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
131
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Direction, Best Art Direction
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Special Effects
VH1: '100 Greatest Videos'" #
35
23 11 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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8 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song" (Single)The Zephyr Song

from the LP
By The Way
ARC Chart Run:
37 - 35 - 33 - 30 - 25 - 22 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
137
22 7 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)" (Single)Snow (Hey Oh)

from the LP
Stadium Arcadium
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 35 - 34 - 30 - 33 - 35 - 34 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
115
RIAA Certification: Gold
30 8 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "My Friends" (Single)My Friends

from the LP
One Hot Minute
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 35 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
162
31 3 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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11 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "By The Way" (Single)By The Way

from the LP
By The Way
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 35 - 32 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
166
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Direction
30 4 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground" (Single)Higher Ground

from the LP
Mother's Milk
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Group Video, Best Post Modern Video, Breakthrough Video
** ** 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Give It Away

from the LP
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Grammy Winner
:
Best Hard Rock Performance
MTV VMA Winner
:
Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Alternative Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
Rolling Stone: 'The 100 Top Music Videos': #
25
MTV: '100 Greatest Videos Ever Made': #
36
VH1: '100 Greatest Videos'" #
69
** ** 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away" (Single)
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Breaking The Girl" (Single)Breaking The Girl

from the LP
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Behind The Sun" (Single)Behind The Sun

from the LP
What Hits!?
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Warped" (Single)Warped

from the LP
One Hot Minute
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Editing
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Aeroplane" (Single)Aeroplane

from the LP
One Hot Minute
** ** 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Around The World" (Single)Around The World

from the LP
Californication
** ** 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Can't Stop" (Single)Can't Stop

from the LP
By The Way
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Dosed

from the LP
By The Way
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Universally Speaking" (Single)Universally Speaking

from the LP
By The Way
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Fortune Faded" (Single)Fortune Faded

from the LP
Greatest Hits And Videos
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Tell Me Baby" (Single)Tell Me Baby

from the LP
Stadium Arcadium
RIAA Certification: Gold
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Hump De Bump" (Single)Hump De Bump

from the LP
Stadium Arcadium
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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