The Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of the most successful rock bands of the 1980s. Their style is a mix of alternative rock, hard rock, punk rock and funk. They have earned multiple Grammy Awards and have sold over 65 million albums while topping the charts with their singles. They were also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
There were few rock bands in the 80s who were able to break down musical barriers and Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of those bands. Their musical style is different and addicting while their stage performance is explosive.
The band started with three high school friends, Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and Michael Balzary who attended Fairfax High School in California. Hillel and Michael had musical promise with the trumpet and the guitar while Anthony focused on poetry and acting. Hillel taught Michael how to play bass while both encouraged Anthony to put his poetry to music. In 1983, the band became the Red Hot Chili Peppers.