Red Hot Chili Peppers

Timeline created by Lhemi Aguilar English
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  • Origins

    Origins
    They appered as a high school band that was compound by Anthony Kiedis (Vocalist), MIchael Balzary "Flea" (Bassist), Jack Irons (Drummer) and Hillel Slovak (Guitarist). They were first called: Tony Flow & the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. As the shows were happening they changed their name to: The Red Hot Chili Peppers. In those first shows the band recorded some of their first demos.
  • EMI contract

    EMI contract
    The band with the record label EMI. However, as Slovak and Irons considered the Chili Peppers as their second band -their main project was the band What is this?- they left the group and were replaced by Drummer Cliff Martinez and gruitar player Jack Sherman.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    The group declared that they did not like the production process, mainly because they were asked by Andy Gill, the producer, to change their sound for a more radio friendly one. The record only sold 300000 units. Because of that It is not considered a successful beginning for the band.
  • The return of Slovak

    The return of Slovak
    Sherman and Kiedis were not going so well. As a result Sherman was fired. Slovak got bored of "What is This?" and he returned to the Chili Peppers.
  • Freaky Styley

    Freaky Styley
    The album was produced by George Clinton, one of the most famous representatives of funk music. Thanks to that fact, the band acquired a funky sound that would remain in their future creations. Even though the record had been planned in a better way than its predecessor, it was not yet a commercial success.
  • The return of Irons

    The return of Irons
    As Martinez was not doing so well with the other members of the band, Flea and Anthony fired him. Jack Irons returned to complete the original lineup and to start the recording of The Uplift Mofo Party Plan.
  • The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

    The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
    This record was produced by Michael Beinhorn, with a kind of punk rock sound, much more stronger than Freaky Styley. It is the first album to appear on Billboard charts (148).
  • Death of Hillel Slovak

    Death of Hillel Slovak
    He died due to a heroin overdose. This event changed the band's direction drastically. After being almost finished, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' lineup changed once again; the only original members were Anthony Kiedis and Flea, as a new guitarist they enlisted John Frusciante and as a new drummer they recruited Chad Smith. They also got strong motivation to stop doing drugs and take up new experiences.
  • John Frusciante and Chad Smith appearance

    John Frusciante and Chad Smith appearance
    In spite of adversity, Flea and Anthony decided to continue with the band. They recruited John Frusciante as a guitarist and Chad Smith as a drummer.
  • Mother's Milk

    Mother's Milk
    This record was a very productive experience for the band. It was a new beginning marked by the search for a fresher sound. In some way it was a tribute to Slovak.
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magic

    Blood Sugar Sex Magic
    The first real commercial achievement of the band. It was produced by Rick Rubin. It is the most successful record to date.
  • Frusciante left and Navarro Joined

    Frusciante left and Navarro Joined
    Frusciante left the band because of some differences with the other members of the group, especially Kiedis. Navarro, who had been the guitarist of Jane's Addiction, took his place; contributing with a new perspective to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Some people hate the sound he gave to the band; reviews are mixed.
  • One Hot Minute

    One Hot Minute
    This album was once again produced by Rick Rubin. The influence of Dave Navarro turned the sound of the record into something associated to the darkness of Heavy Metal, totally different to the colorful sound of the previous piece of work. Despite all of this, the record was a remarkable commercial success; it sold more than 8000000 copies.
  • Frusciante's return

    Frusciante's return
    After Dave Navarro left (was fired) the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante, who had had heroin addiction problems and had completed successfully his rehabilitation program, was asked to join the band once again.
  • Californication

    Californication
    This record, produced by Rick Rubin, is the return of the band to its previous sound. It gained recognition of their fans after the disappointment of the previous disc. It is considered the second best record of their career.
  • By the Way

    By the Way
    This piece of work followed the steps of the previous creation. It was once agin produced by Rick Rubin. It had not only funk, punk or rock influenced tracks, it included some slower tunes. It is said to be a soft record with emotionally strong evidences.
  • Stadium Arcadium

    Stadium Arcadium
    This record is compound by twenty-eight songs, produced by Rick Rubin and presented in two discs, named: Jupiter and Mars.
  • Frusciante's second departure

    Frusciante's second departure
    After a long hiatus of the band, Frusciante explained in his Myspace account that he was leaving the Red Hot Chili Peppers; without any drama of quarrel. mainly, He said that it was because he wanted to follow a different creative direction appart from the band.
  • I'm with You

    I'm with You
    The brand-new record that is presenting the new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
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    Bassist: Flea - Michael Balzary

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    Vocalist: Anthony Kiedis

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    Guitarist: Hillel Slovak

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    Drummer: Jack Irons

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    Guitarist: John Frusciante

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    Drummer: Chad Smith

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    Guitarist: Dave Navarro

    When Frusciante left the band for the first time Navarro, who had been the guitarist of Jane's Addiction, took his place, contributing with a new sound to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Some people hate the sound he gave to the band; reviews are mixed. What is for sure is that he got the band to an unexpected place where they learned a lot for their future records.
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    Guitarist: John Frusciante

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    Guitarist: Josh Klinghoffer