Anthony Kiedis, vocals (since 1983-present),Michael "Flea" Balzary, electric bass, trumpet and vocals (since 1983-present) Chad Smith, drums (since 1988-present) Josh Klinghoffer, guitar, piano, and vocals (since 2009-present)
PROFILE OF THE BAND Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The current members of the band are lead singer Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith.
They all met at his high school years in Fairfax High School in Hollywood, California.
In1988, guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose.
Their musical style blends traditional rock with elements of other genres like funk, punk rock, and psychedelic rock.
Who has played in the band?
Most of the existence of the band were vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarrist Jonh Fruscinte, bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith.
Guitarist John Frusciante left the band in 2009 for wanting to continue his solitairecareer, and was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer.
John Frusciante, guitar and vocals (1988-1992/1998-2009) Hillel Slovak, guitar (1983-1984/1984-1988) Jack Sherman, guitar (1984) DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, guitar (1988) Jesse Tobias, guitar (1993-1994) Arik Marshall, guitar (1992-1993) Dave Navarro, guitar (1994-1998) Jack Irons, Battery (1983-1984/1986-1988) Cliff Martinez, drums (1984-1986) DH Peligro, drummer (1988)
The band's musical style ranged traditional funk fused with elements of other genres including rap, alternative, punk rock, metal and psychedelic rock.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984) Freaky Styley (1985) The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987) Mother's Milk (1989) Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) One Hot Minute (1995) Californication (1999) By the Way (2002) Stadium Arcadium (2006) TBA (2011)