Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. For most of its career, the band has of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, John , bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith. The band's varied musical style has fused rock and heavy metal with various elements of funk, punk rock, and rock.

In addition to Kiedis and Flea, the group guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. However, Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, in Irons . Irons was replaced briefly by D. H. Peligro, former Dead drummer, before the band found a in Chad Smith, while Slovak was replaced by guitarist Frusciante. This lineup recorded the band's fourth and fifth albums, 1989's Mother's Milk and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a critical success and sold over twelve million copies. However, Frusciante grew with the band's success and left the band abruptly in 1992. Kiedis, Flea, and Smith employed Dave Navarro of Jane's for their album, 1995's One Hot Minute. It failed, however, to match the critical acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik and sold fewer than half the copies of its . Shortly , Navarro was fired from the band due to creative .

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