Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2012

Inducted by: Chris Rock

Nominated in: 2010   2012

First Eligible: 2010 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, Josh Klinghoffer, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, Cliff Martinez


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2010 (ranked #113) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Californication (1999)
Stadium Arcadium (2006)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Give It Away (1991)
Under The Bridge (1991)
Californication (1999)
Scar Tissue (1999)
Can't Stop (2002)
By the Way (2002)
By the Way (2002)
Dani California (2006)

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RHCP will probably be inducted... They have all the makings of a RRHoF band.

Posted by George on Saturday, 07.15.06 @ 09:28am


they have most #1 modern rock hits

Posted by Bob on Friday, 07.21.06 @ 13:01pm


Simply one of the greatest rock bands ever!

Posted by Yayel on Tuesday, 08.1.06 @ 16:20pm


Of Course that they will be inducted. The greatest band at this minute!

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 08.3.06 @ 11:06am


Beatles best band of 60s
Led Zeppelin >> >> of 70s
Ramones >> >> of 80s
Nirvana >> >> of 90s

Red Hot Chili Peppers best band of 00s

Posted by Theodore on Thursday, 08.3.06 @ 17:43pm


i love red hots

Posted by James on Saturday, 08.5.06 @ 21:29pm


My favorite band of all time, it would be a crime not to induct them

Posted by Dani on Saturday, 08.5.06 @ 23:53pm


Nirvana was the greatest band of the 90's?
They didn't even last half the decade

Posted by Jokyo on Sunday, 08.6.06 @ 23:11pm


I love them soo much, they should be, best band of the 00s!!

Posted by Marie on Thursday, 08.10.06 @ 18:19pm


They've been cool for more than 20 years without relying on thier old songs...why wouldn't they get in?

Posted by DaveYes on Tuesday, 08.22.06 @ 14:28pm


Not only do they have the most #1 hits for modern rock (9), they also hold the record for most weeks spent atop the charts (72).

Posted by Michael on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 14:44pm


Red Hot rulz ! Best rock band today, for sure ! the rock and roll hall of fame awaits these guys !

Posted by Alex on Tuesday, 09.5.06 @ 15:22pm


There is no doubt RHCP should get in, they are possible amongst the greatest rock bands of all time

Posted by Shane on Tuesday, 09.12.06 @ 03:43am


they HAVE to be inducted, it would be crazy not to !!

Posted by settit on Friday, 09.15.06 @ 16:30pm


Red Hot can't stop yeahhhhhhh!!!!

Posted by RedHotChiliWorld on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 16:31pm


No doubt!
They really influenced alot.
And there is almost nobody who doesnt like them!
...and the funk never dies... R.A.T.M.

Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 17:18pm


nirvana were not the greatest band of the 90s... the chili peppers were.

Posted by FLEA on Wednesday, 10.4.06 @ 06:50am


I recently saw them performing their newest, with mars volta opening and keidis singing some of the new songs in stadium arcadium.

I personnaly think they deserve a warm fuzzy spot.
but let the public decide... With rhcp gaining the universal acclaim from critics around the world... With their europeen chart topping album stadium arcadium... From coast to coast, bassists and guitarists have recognized Michael Peter Balzary (flea) as one of the standards of modern playing, just as Victor Lemonte Wooten was recognized for his talent in the Daves Mathews Band. The public, throughout the years has spoken and decided.

any reason why 2009 shouldn't be the year rhcp is acclaimed rightfully? i would insist to learn...

Posted by Dave ( Drummer ) on Saturday, 10.7.06 @ 14:17pm


They HAVE to be inducted!!! There's no way they won't be. They're one of the best bands on the planet today, and no one else has their sound. Besides, everyone knows they love them, even if they won't admit it. they rock out loud!

Posted by Corinne on Sunday, 10.8.06 @ 20:37pm


What is there to say about RHCP except... first-ballot inductees.

Posted by A-Killa on Thursday, 10.19.06 @ 22:47pm


I think that the Chilis have earned the right to get in. Not only had their music easily been some of the best ever created but they have influenced a generation of people to play music. I think that anyone that has done that and has insured that rock continues on should not be denied

Posted by R Lewis on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 08:17am


Chilis are amazing, it would be impossible for them to not get in. Best band of the 00's for sure.
Oh and Nirvana are pure LEGEND, anyone denying that deserves to be shot.
Peace out

Posted by Tommy C on Friday, 11.10.06 @ 10:56am


Only after people that came before them are inducted, should they be. I agree they have a lot of hits, and they are a good band. However there are so many bands out there already waiting to be inducted that deserve it so much more. Of course, the same as Bon Jovi, they will probably be inducted right away, and that saddens me.

Posted by Judy on Saturday, 11.11.06 @ 00:55am


The red hot chili peppers deserve everything in the world to be put in the rock and roll hall of fame. They are the only band still jaming from the late 80's and making an unbeliveble impact on the world. they are TRUE PURE TALENTED musicians. John Frusciante, Flea, Anthony Chad...xox

Posted by Ericka on Sunday, 12.3.06 @ 19:13pm


One of my many favorites I am looking forward to seeing them inducted.

Posted by DL on Monday, 12.4.06 @ 14:23pm


sorry "bob" but in case you havent seen stats dont mean S**T when it comes to being inducted. yea theyll be inducted but they need to be put in their own little spot because they are in their own little world

Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 09:43am


They are one of the best bands ever.

Posted by Mary on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 15:58pm


No one of the best bands.They are the best band ever.

Posted by George on Tuesday, 12.19.06 @ 13:06pm


I think that they deserve to be inducted into the hall of fame. I really do enjoy their music, and they are quite possibly my favorite band(hard to choose between Nirvana and RHCP.) After all of these years of making music, which is really good, there is no reason to deny their influence and talent. To me, in my opinion, RHCP are like the modern day Beatles. Stadium Arcadium is definetly one of the best albums of 06'. I wish them the best of luck when decision time comes around, and if they don't get inducted, I am sure I will be bitching a lot.

Posted by lin on Wednesday, 12.20.06 @ 19:36pm


The album Stadium Arcadium changed my life and John Frusciante not only plays the guitar but captures true emotion.

Posted by Zan on Saturday, 12.23.06 @ 14:45pm


The best live band I have ever seen. Every release of music from this band gets better every year. The music and song writing is timeless.

Posted by Karen on Saturday, 12.23.06 @ 18:50pm


The Red Hot Chili Peppers Phenomenon.I think is one of the most influential bands ever.

Posted by Dino on Monday, 12.25.06 @ 14:05pm


Respectable band

Posted by Terment on Wednesday, 12.27.06 @ 14:43pm


they are definitely one of the toppest bands ever, I canot imagine them not going in! they must be inducted

Posted by kfeointgh on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 04:50am


chili pepers for 2010 rock hall

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/red-hot-chili-peppers-for-2009-rock-hall.html

please sing

Posted by Martin on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 02:40am


a truly most influential and most talented band in history as well as fighting against drugs problems within the band and won the battle. They also are the early bands which bring rap and rock together and did it truly exceptional especially in the 00s

Posted by TRTRZ on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 09:27am


No doubt they were great, and they totally deserve to get in, but I do think they caught Aerosmith Syndrome - when a band quits drugs and starts sucking. I haven't been crazy about their music since halfway through One Hot Minute.

Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 08:04am


They are the best band in the world.The best by far.Greece loves them.In Greece three bands are best Depeche Mode,U2, and Red Hots.Stadium Arcadium became gold at first week and platinum at the third.Red Hot rock on charts with a great album.If you don't like them just cry because they are so hot and succesful .Stadium Arcadium is the best selling album of the year.Yeah that's it.I love them!!!!

Posted by Error on Sunday, 01.28.07 @ 14:07pm


1990's and the 2000's, RHCP has been the greatest band... Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik?.. c'mon, easily better than any Nirvana C.D... not to mention By The Way, Californication, Stadium Arcadium, The Uplift Mofo Party...

Posted by Dusty on Sunday, 02.4.07 @ 12:19pm


Oh yeah they are great.

Posted by Forden on Saturday, 02.10.07 @ 15:49pm


im not worried about them not getting in in the least. theyll make it in for sure

Posted by Heavy Metal Hero on Tuesday, 02.13.07 @ 23:53pm


Red Hot Chili Peppers are a multiple Grammy Award-winning American rock band.The band has successfully fused various elements of alternative rock, punk, funk, rap, psychedelic rock, heavy metal and pop rock.With nine studio albums to their credit, they have sold over 60 million records worldwide. They also hold the record for most number one singles on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart with 11.

Posted by Ronnie on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 14:43pm


Oh yeah................

Posted by Dopier on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 17:05pm


yes yes yes yes............

Posted by Godleor on Tuesday, 02.20.07 @ 16:12pm


Yeah they should be inducted Kiedis has gotten better vocals even though he didnt need it hes was really good in the blood sugar days Frusciante is the most innovative guitar player i have evr heard besides Kurt Cobain, Flea is the best bass player in rock and roll right now and Chad is a a really good drummer theyve kept it up for 20 yrs i think they should be the next rolling stones and do it for another 20 yrs

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 13:54pm


yessir they should get in easily... they should play at the superbowl

Posted by Zack on Saturday, 02.24.07 @ 15:59pm


They are a great band i love all their songs <3

Posted by Aiduchi on Monday, 02.26.07 @ 10:53am


They made their own funk rock sound during the 90s. Albums like BSSM, Californication, By The Way, and their recent Stadium Arcadium...chances of not making the hall of fame in 2009 are 0.003%.

Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 10:53am


They made their own funk rock sound during the 90s. Albums like BSSM, Californication, By The Way, and their recent Stadium Arcadium...chances of not making the hall of fame in 2009 are 0.003%.

Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 10:54am


These guys have had 1.5 shining moments: 1/2 of Californication, and all of By the Way. Stadium Arcadium SUCKS, and the rest of their catalog SUCKS. They do not now, nor EVER deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Period.

Posted by mark on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 00:00am


Sorry, but being popular doesn't mean that you're in ... well unfortuneately, it kinda DOES mean that you're in...

http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/music_geek/rockhallfame_040405/

Posted by NO on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 16:22pm


You don't get it mark. This hall of fame is about innovation and achievement, not what you think about the music.

Posted by maplejet on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:59pm


Well Mark is a truly stupid person..The Grammeys didn't think SA sucked and the neither did the fans (and there are alot of them) Not only are the RHCP was of the greatest bands ever but they are also one of the most innovative. I place them in the top 15 of all time. The Hall of Fame is a SLAM DUNK in 2010. Rock on Chili Peppers

Posted by pish on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 14:33pm


My favourite group!

Posted by aiwara on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 16:13pm


if RHCP doesn't get inducted... then who the hell should?

Posted by kris10 on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:43am


i promise all of you.
if they do not get inducted.
i will stick two q-tips all the way up my god damn ears because music just is not worth listening to anymore.

Posted by jon the great on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 17:29pm


RED HOT!RED HOT!RED HOT!
i like them so much! who can beat them?!

Posted by hollowman on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 08:07am


...a little additional. no doubt!
they have the best rock album in this year
they have made many great videoclips
totally talented personels each
they are very influential
they can mix funk and rock together and blow your mind!!!
they got 5 grammys, maybe more
i just can say, WHO CAN BEAT THEM??!!!

Posted by hollowman on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 08:15am


yeah! they got those appreciates totally without conspiracy!
they are very hardworking band who always chase for the best for you all!!!

Posted by JoE on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 09:05am


The bast band in the last 25 years!

Posted by aaaa on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 03:05am


I particularly enjoy Scar Tissue. It's one of the most poetic songs of this age! Robert Suyom Jr. of Las Piñas, Philippines agrees.

Posted by Anthony Sabarillo on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:21am


Red Hot inspired my whole life. Now, I'm a full-fledged loverboy of my own tree. REd HOT rULZ 4evah!!!!!

Posted by Mr. Shining Star on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:25am


I really enjoy their song By The Way.. it reminds me of my good friend Nicolette.

Posted by Robert Suyom Jr. on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:29am


This band changed my life! They are the best band of the last 2 decades and would probably be the best up until the sun runs out of Hydrogen Molecules to burn out! RHCP rules the music realm! For their talent is beyond the grasp of ordinary men.. RHCP forever!!!

Posted by Jay-dee on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:33am


May marunong bang magtagalog dito?

Posted by Clement on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:39am


You people saying they're one of the best or only good bands in the last 20-something years need to turn off the VH1 and actually try to find things.

Posted by William on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:44am


ONE OF THE BEST BANDS IN 20 YEARS AND I DON'T WATCH VH1. RHCP RULES

Posted by PJ on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 17:54pm


Don't be so literal-minded, get a hint, and turn off your caps lock.

Posted by William on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 18:15pm


Some of the other '09 eligibles:

The Jesus and Mary Chain
Nick Cave
The Pogues
Spinal Tap

I'd take any and all of these over RHCP.

Posted by William on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 01:51am


NO,I CAN USE CAPS LOCK IF I WANT...AND THEY ARE STILL ONE OF THE BEST BANDS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS AND I DON'T WATCH MTV OR CMT EITHER. THEY WILL BE INDUCTED IN THEIR FIRST YEAR UNLIKE SOME OF YOUR FINE CHOICES.

Posted by PJ on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 19:05pm


Every one of my choices have done much more for the advancement of music than RHCP (with the exception of Spinal Tap, who have made their mark on pop culture more deeply than RHCP ever could).

Posted by William on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 20:45pm


RHCP have combined rap, punk, funk and rock to make their own sound. The have the innovation, critical accliam, popularity and longevity in the music world to make them a very strong canidate for the Hall of Fame. I have loved them from Freaky Style through SA. YOu may not like thier music (that is very obvious) but they have done their job in the advancment of music. I also love the Meat Puppets but I have have a harder time arguing their case simply because they aren't popular and in the mainstream. It helps to be popular to make an impact on people. I hope the MPs will get in but if they do it will take them awhile and it does not mean that they are a bad band or I like them less.

Posted by PJ on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 07:06am


I also love Jane's Addiction and Nirvana. They are both great bands, but who do you think has a better chance on getting in thier first year? My guess would be Nirvana and they deserve it but I listen to Jane's Addition more than I do Nirvana.

Posted by PJ on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 07:20am


Ah, the classic "You must not like their music" argument.

It's about as true as it's ever been, which is not at all.

Posted by William on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 08:00am


They are a popular long lasting band. If you liked their music then you want them in the Hall of Fame. The fact that you want the other groups in before them speaks volumes. You are a RHCP hater,so just go ahead and admit it. A large part of music is subjective, so if you don't like a group or a song then so be it. That is your right. I hate Metallica but they deserve to in the Hall of Fame. The world does not revolve around my opinion.

Posted by PJ on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 10:40am


no real point in reiterating what has already been said. They WILL be inducted.

Posted by Jamie on Sunday, 04.1.07 @ 22:00pm


William...this hall of fame is about innovation and impact. RHCP has done so. They've existed since the 80s and have dominated ever since. Albums like BSSM and Californication has been praised. The 4 you listed well...they really haven't been as big of an impact compared to the RHCP. In fact, I've only heard people discussing Spinal Tap. That's all.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:34pm


maybe the best band ever.

Posted by Gian on Friday, 04.6.07 @ 16:20pm


definetely.

Posted by muss on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 01:50am


i adore them more than my self!

Posted by Sweet Child on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 05:16am


yeah red hot chili peppers rulez

Posted by Rakon on Friday, 04.13.07 @ 17:40pm


yeah red hot chili peppers rulez

Posted by Rakon on Friday, 04.13.07 @ 17:40pm


yeah red hot chili peppers rulez

Posted by Rakon on Friday, 04.13.07 @ 17:40pm


I see that WIlliam is all about trying to appear elitist and "know it all." He comes to the section on RHCP and throws in some more obscure band names to look like he is more informed and "knows better."

Guess what? No one is impressed. But, I do see that maybe you and Kit should get a room...

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 19:48pm


BTW, if you are so into the Jesus and Mary Chain, as you claim...why did you not post a note of support, esp. since they are in the same eligibility year as the RHCP? Let me guess, b/c you do not really care for them, but threw the name out to try to impress us all?

LOL, LOL, LOL....Quick, hurry, go post the J&MC

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 19:51pm


All the ones I listed are from the same year, you idiot. That's specifically why I picked them.

I'm just counting down how long it will take you to turn this into another fucking Rush argument.

Posted by William on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 20:34pm


I was just trying to be funny, but I see you have no sense of humor...as for Rush, there is no "argument"

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 20:46pm


This is funnier: http://www.barrettchase.com/2006/03/i_hate_rush.html

Posted by William on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 22:19pm


Styx better than Rush is a Joke, I agree....but this is even funnier:

http://www.markprindle.com/velveta.htm

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 23:16pm


Great site. I think I'll enjoy it.

http://www.markprindle.com/rusha.htm

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 00:30am


He actually likes Rush overall a lot more than the Velvet Underground...which is not surprising since Rush is way better. All in all, I did enjoy very much his lambasting of the VU, since that music is pretentious shit.... :-)

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 00:36am


Funny that although he hates the Velvets the lowest ranking he gives their four main studio albums is a six...

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 00:49am


Prindle is an amusing read, however. I especially like it when he intentionally makes a mistake just to make people spaz out...

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 01:05am


The RHCP are the best no bitchin about it. This guy william is so stpid.

The Jesus and Mary Chain: sound like they wrote their songs when they were drunk

Nick Cave:He dont sound like rock to me or anything like it

The Pogues:English band singing about Ireland and irish songs (Thats Samrt)

Spinal Tap:like to bang the drums with tecno

RHCP have been around since the 80's ppl young 10+
and old 50- like the RHCP one of the most respectable and best bands out there. William u r stupid

Posted by Tomirish on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 13:36pm


It looks like you stopped using English about halfway through. Why is that?

The Spinal Tap comment really doesn't make any semblance of sense. I don't even know what you were trying to say, so I'll just assume it was something reasonable and intelligent as opposed to the rest of what you wrote.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 13:54pm


How did I miss this? Someone ludicrously (and jokingly) posts Spinal Tap as more deserving than RHCP and someone else says they're the only band on the list they've heard others speak of, followed by someone claiming Spinal Tap is techno. Thank god it's not a public ballot. ;)

Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 19:44pm


The Red Hot Chili Peppers (with the exception of Frusciante) are older than my mother and they are still making amazing music thats topping music charts and winning awards. They will be in thier 50s still making amazing music. If thats not a band deserving of the Hall of Fame I don't know what is.

BTW- They deffinatly deserve it more than a band that didn't even exist.

Posted by Flipper on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 14:30pm


best band ever

Posted by echoesofsound on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 16:29pm


Thank you William for the belly laugh when I read you very acute color commentary on the inevitable Rush assault from Anonymous; he's like a goddamn Jehovah's Witness with his 2112 literature.

I wonder how often he thanks of Geddy Lee while he's having sex?

Posted by shawn on Sunday, 05.6.07 @ 23:38pm


The Uncanny ability to make almost the exact same songs over and over again with minimal fuss, they're all hideously ugly, and the lyrics are dreadful, with the "whatever rhymes we'll put in" approach.

...Yeah, they'll get in the hall.

Posted by Cabbeh on Wednesday, 05.9.07 @ 12:46pm


Pretty hard to argue that these guys aren't innovative and original. Longevity of career. I won't ptetend to be schooled enough of a musician to gauge influence - that's for others around here to judge; I still don't understand how to do that.
Anyway, Funk-Rock-Rap-Punk-Pop stew of energy. I love their stuff - never stops surprising me. What is not to like about the Red Hots?

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 11:41am


I think the chilli peppers are a really good band i THINK i THEY SHOULD BE INDUCTED IT IS JUST THAT ANTHONY CAN'T COME CLOSE IN TALENT OR ORIGINALITY WITH MIKE PATTON, BY FAR THE MOST CREATIVE AND VERSATILE SINGERS.

Posted by Mark on Sunday, 05.13.07 @ 18:55pm


oh baby they hot!

Posted by jessica on Tuesday, 05.15.07 @ 07:50am


Hell yeah they deserve to be inducted. They have influenced music so much in the past 2 decades. They are a truly unique band. They are rock Gods!!!!!!!

Posted by Kathryn (the biggest RHCP ever) on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 20:35pm


los red hot chili peppers son una de las mejores bandas de rock, con grandes influencias y ante todo honestidad con su musica y con lo que hacen

Posted by mauricio on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 21:11pm


My friends get pissed at me for playing RHCP in my car all the time. I say F**K'em.

Posted by Dave on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 23:12pm


Dave,at least your friends are intelligent.

Posted by William on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 23:20pm


THEY ARE THE RED HOTS!!!! THERE ARE NO OTHER PERFORMING ARTISTS THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH SOOO MUCH HEART ACHE AND TRIUMPH!!!!! THEY HAVE SPREAD THEIR LOVE FOR MUSIC THROUGH EVERY CONER OF THIS FUNKY LAND....SHOWN US WHAT FUNK ROCK REALLY IS!!!! THESE BOIZ WHO HAVE SERVED US THROUGH LOVE FOR MUSIC LIKE NO OTHERS HAVE DONE BEFORE DESERVE THIS!!! THEIR SPIRIT IS TRUE....NOT TAMPERED.... ALWAYS GROWING.... THESE MEN ARE THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF NATURE...THAT WILL NEVER BE MATCHED!!! NEVER BE ALTERED!!!!~~SWAN~~ ~~CHAD~~ ~~JoHn~~ ~~FLEA BABY~~!!!!!! the MAASTERS!!! love..... {{Rorz}}

Posted by Rorz Bratby on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 00:07am


THEY ARE THE MUSIC :)

Posted by Musikinha on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 03:39am


RHCP are getting in.

Posted by Geoffrey on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 12:25pm


best band ever

Posted by Tiago on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 15:51pm


oh yeah they are hot.

Posted by romina on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 15:52pm


you have right guys

Posted by ronnie on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 15:52pm


i think is the best band of 00s by far.

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Posted by redhots on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 15:56pm


The Peppers should be a Lock for Induction. Innovative, ground breaking, non-conformists (oops that may have to go on the "cons" side). The Sex Pistols comment calling the RNR HALL A "piss stain" may lead to rocky roads ahead for anybody who thinks or thought "outside the box". The Chili Peppers, fit that bill. I still get hyped everytime I listen to the riff at the end of DANI CALIFORNIA.

Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 19:09pm


The Peppers should be a Lock for Induction. Innovative, ground breaking, non-conformists (oops that may have to go on the "cons" side). The Sex Pistols comment calling the RNR HALL A "piss stain" may lead to rocky roads ahead for anybody who thinks or thought "outside the box". The Chili Peppers, fit that bill.

I totally agree with you. However others do not and have strong opinions on the subject. They are great and I think they have most of the qualifications, but I am really not sure who they have influenced. However, AC/DC is in and I don't think their influence was that strong. Also the Chilis were in the first wave of alternative bands. So I am hoping. I am not a big Dani California fan but it's okay. I love all their albums but like their earlier work better with BSSM as their best album. Just my opinion.

Posted by PJ on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 19:53pm


Red Hot is a soft pop band, not a rock band, and on stage, this guys are bad... sorry, but i say NO

Posted by Janis on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 09:10am


i agree with you Janis!!!!!
They are good but not so good for HOF
I SAY NO!!!
Their latest albums suck

Posted by kleman on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 09:38am


The Peppers not HOF material?? Allow me to give some career highlights (just a few)

They hold the record for the most number one singles on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart, with 12, and a record of 84 weeks at #1 (amg)

1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, multi-platinum in numerous countries and became an international sensation, selling over 12 million copies, climbed back up the US Charts a year after it was first released and made it all the way to #3, labeled one of the most influential albums of all time, on Rolling Stone's List "The Most Influential Albums in Rock History".

1999's Californication, sells over 15 million WorldWide, reaches #3 BillBoard, and produces 3 number one singles.

2006 they release the double album Stadium Arcadium, debut at #1 on the US charts and went platinum in it's first week of release, has been called the "best album" of 2006 and in early 2007, the Chili Peppers won 4 Grammys: Best Rock Album (Stadium Arcadium), Best Rock Song ("Dani California"), Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal ("Dani California"), Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (Stadium Arcadium), and Best Producer (Rick Rubin).[61] They were also nominated for Album of the Year (Stadium Arcadium) and Best Short Form Music Video ("Dani California")

Over their career have had 12 Number One Singles 3 Top 5 Albums, and won 7 Grammy Awards

also,

Parallel Universe broke the BillBoard Top 40 modern rock charts without even being released commercially as a single, and

Live in Hyde Park- the band was recorded over three days, scores of fans showed up making this the #1 highest grossing concert at a single venue in history (slipping past The Beatles #2).

Posted by Jason on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 19:30pm


Jason,your points are insufficient,useless and unnecessary just like this band.

Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 05.29.07 @ 00:48am


Extremely innovative combining post-punk music with funky bass lines courtesy of Flea! You've got to see this band live to fully appreciate them!

Posted by Teri on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 18:23pm


They aren't a legend.... There's a lot bands that should be included, but RHCHP aren't one of them...

Posted by Joe on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 13:22pm


The people who are saying no to RHCP are just basing this on whether they like the band or not. Jason's points speak the truth.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 14:09pm


rhcp are okay good guitarist great bassist boring drummer and mike patton wannabe singer. They should be inducted enev though I am not a huge fan I will shut up now

Posted by jimmy law on Saturday, 06.2.07 @ 17:28pm


They are quickly turning into bland mush. They no longer possess any of the qualities that made them good. Now they are like the James Taylor of "alternative" rock.

Posted by Tony on Saturday, 06.2.07 @ 21:21pm


The're amazing, wonderful and powerful!!! I think, it's the best band on the planet now! They become better from year to yaer, from album to album.

Posted by Alexey on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 15:59pm


Keep it going, thanks. I found exactly the information.

Posted by Yasmine on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 07:04am


The Chili Peppers is the greatest band in the world!
Amazing bassist like Flea, a genious of guitar like Frusciante, a monster drummer like Chad and a perfect lead singer like Anthony.. no doubt to be inducted in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Posted by Klaus on Wednesday, 06.20.07 @ 13:15pm


I LOVE LOVE THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TO DEATH!! So please keep voting; do it for the greats ANTHONY KIEDIS,FLEA,JOHN FRUSCIANTE,&& CHAD SMITH :]]

Posted by Seidi Beltran on Thursday, 06.21.07 @ 18:20pm


I'm brazilian, and i don't know how to speak english very much, but I love the Red Hot...them will be the new: beatles, led zeppelin, pink floyd... of rock history.
here in Brazil are there many bands but nothing like Red Hot... I and my friends love them, we think red hot the best band of year 90s and 00s.

VOTE IN RED HOT!!!

today, they'r the best band of the world. They are greatest!!!

They will have a star on Hollywood.

I LOVE THEM AND I WOULD LIKE THEY WILL COME TO BRAZIL.. WE WILL LOVE!


they will be the best band of the world forever. they will be like led zeppelin, pink floyd and beatles (GODS OF ROCK!!!!)




"SORRY MY ENGLISH, i'm learning to speak english"

Posted by Nícholas (brazilian man) on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 15:54pm


I think the Chili's are a shoe-in. More top 40-straight edge rock fans like them because of Californication, By the Way, and Stadium. More Punk-Funk will appreciate Mothers Milk and BSSM. Hardcore Funk-Rap fans love them based on Freaky Styley and Uplift, so they cover many different sectors of music. Also, their record sales say a lot in a generation where CD sales are almost dead. They are the most successful rock band in Billboard history (chart wise) with over 20 + charting singles and the most weeks at number one for a rock band with 80 something. Now, you shouldn't judge a band by their charting, as some of the greatest bands of all-time never even make the charts, but having those statistics does nothing but help their case. Not to mention the talent. Flea IS the greatest bassist of the past 20 years, and puts people like Pete Wentz and other wanna-be's to shame. He is well up there in the greatest and most innovative bassists of all-time. Anybody studying the methods of pick-slap are sure to have him near the top. As for Frusciante, he's just a monster. He is constantly changing the art of guitar and does some of the most impressive solos/improv I've ever seen. Not to mention his backup vocals have added so much unappreciated depth and melody to their songs. Anthony is an ever changing singer and continues to improve his voice with every album, while even his early efforts are mighty impressive, not to mention his role as frontman and lyricist for the band. And without Chad, they probably wouldn't even be a band, as his solid force as the go-to guy have kept them together even in the hardest periods. Not to mention he is an amazing drummer and an unappreciated spokesman for the band. He's got a lot to say, and not a lot of attention to say it. Hillel and Jack should also be inducted, as Hillel was instrumental in the start and taught Flea how to play, not to mention being John's hero. And while Jack may not be the greatest drummer around, he was important in starting the band and the crazy energy of the early albums must be given to him. To sum things up, given the important factors and inductee faces, the Chilis have no glaring missing area.

Posted by Green Peppers on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 23:44pm


Pretty sorry-looking class, other than them. The Chili Peppers rule!

Posted by Andy on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 21:05pm


Huge fan for over 15+ years now. The Peppers are a lock to get in. How many rock bands have had the longevity that they have and the staying power that they have? U2 is one of the few that comes to mind. The Peppers continue to re-invent themselves and continue to be one of the biggest bands in the world.

Posted by Jason on Saturday, 07.14.07 @ 18:13pm


Nirvana might get the credit for paving the way for alternative rock in the mainstream but it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers who took Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam (who are together thanks to ex-Pepper Jack Irons) under their wing and on tour with them. They were all supporting their big breakthrough albums opening for the Peppers in the early 90's.

Posted by Jason on Saturday, 07.14.07 @ 18:15pm


It would be moronic and retarted not to induct RHCP. They have done so much, helped create their own genres (funkcore, funk-metal, rapcore). They have overcome drug problems, they have been in the game 22 years and are still rocking to this very day. So what I am trying to say is induct them, make them the first inductee of 2009.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 07.21.07 @ 11:59am


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Posted by free ringtone for motorola v60i phone on Monday, 07.30.07 @ 21:44pm


Rock music is about passion and the rhcp have heaps of passion about the music when writing or performing, there should be no question about whether they make the list.

Posted by jacqui on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 01:42am


"Rock music is about passion"-jacqui

I love it when people say rock is "about" this or that. Unqualified generalizations are what keeps this world turning.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 09:05am


Posted by name on Thursday, 08.2.07 @ 16:18pm


"No doubt they were great, and they totally deserve to get in, but I do think they caught Aerosmith Syndrome - when a band quits drugs and starts sucking. I haven't been crazy about their music since halfway through One Hot Minute."

Posted by Paul whenever

Umm....excuse me??? If anything, their music EVOLVED after One Hot Minute! The return of John Frusciante? The new melodic sounds that we now know and love?

Im all for opinions and speaking your mind and everything....but I just cant figure out why someone would think that the Chili's declined after One Hot Minute...I mean....Californication? Possibly their best album? Stadium Arcadium? The best album of 2006? By the way, By The Way?

Sorry if Im sounding annoying or whatever...but...I had to defend the more musical side of my favorite band...

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 08.7.07 @ 18:50pm


I'd have to agree with that guy, One Hot Minute was their last remotely interesting album, no matter how haphazard and unfocused it was. The records after were playing it safe with an unforgivable amount of filler. Some good singles though.

Truthfully, they're incredibly overrated. They're like the fuckin' Beatles compared to everything else that's current on rock radio, but they certainly haven't done much innovation compared to the underground crowd. Deserving of induction? Probably, but they're certainly in the bottom fifth of inductees.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 08.8.07 @ 13:09pm


Probably the most overrated band ever as opposed to the greatest, sadly they will make it in the hall. As for innovation, they didn't exactly invent funk, or bland pop-rock.

Musically, nothing after One Hot Minute was particularly interesting, as noted by others, and lyrically, everything before was simply horrible. RHCP does not deserve to be in the hall, but undoubtedly they will be.

Posted by Joseph on Monday, 08.13.07 @ 22:39pm


Undoubtedly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best mainstream bands today and have stood the test of time. They deserve to be inducted into the Rock Hall, and eventually they will be.

I understand that they will be eligible in 2009, which is coming up soon, but I wouldn't mind if they waited a few years for induction, allowing the Rock Hall to go back and induct some other deserving artists who have been eligible for quite a while now. For example, I really want to see Deep Purple inducted as well as Judas Priest, two early artists very influential in paving a path to metal along with Black Sabbath, inducted in 2006. Once Stevie Ray Vaughan becomes eligible in 2008, I think he definitely needs to go in first. Also, Rush, one of the highest-grossing rock acts of all time and an influential figure in the bridge between hard rock and progressive rock, is long overdue for induction. There are also several other bands that may need to get in before the Peppers, as deserving as the Peppers are.

I think the Red Hot Chili Peppers are a great band. They have put out immortal hits and continue in their success today. I don't believe their music declined after One Hot Minute, as many people may believe. Californication is a great display of musical talent. I believe the Chili Peppers are deserving of the Hall of Fame and will get in, but in my opinion, there are ultimately many artists out there who have been waiting a long time and are at this point more deserving, so the Peppers can probably wait a bit. That should be alright - they show no signs of slowing down now.

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 08.25.07 @ 11:57am


I don't think that making anyone wait is an answer to any question of backlog. The Hall should induct at least one, preferably two, first-time eligible artists each year. If it does not keep "current", it risks becoming a completely insular tribute to the 60s and 70s and not the hisorical museum it should be.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 08.25.07 @ 14:40pm


Seriously, when they ignore a valid inductee in favor of backlog, by definition, it then becomes backlog. Your backlog then changes by exactly zero while your fresh inductees dwindle to nothing.

The only definite solution would be to just induct more at a time.

Posted by William on Saturday, 08.25.07 @ 17:17pm


"The only definite solution would be to just induct more at a time." - William

Eureka.

Posted by shawn on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 00:55am


I posted my opinions on the Peppers' chances above, but am I the only person who thinks that they would refuse to show up if
a) Iggy Pop and the Stooges are not inducted before them
b) Hillel/Jack get the Marky Ramone syndrome and are ignored
??? Based on Flea's blog, he would be saddened by the fact that his band was inducted before one of his heroes eligible since 1993...

Posted by Green Peppers on Friday, 08.31.07 @ 22:03pm


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Posted by robbin6529 on Wednesday, 09.19.07 @ 06:19am


I'm pretty confident. It may be later than their first year of eligibility though

Posted by Jonathan on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 11:18am


RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS IS THE BEST BAND, NO1 SOUND LIKE THEM, ONLY THE ONES THAT FOLLOWED, THE MOST PEOTIC, BASS, GUITAR, DRUM, THERE SO TIGHT TOGETHER, THEY'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR OVER 20 YEARS, THEY R 2 MUCH.

Posted by mike on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 16:24pm


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Posted by test on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 07:27am


RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ARE CURRENTLY THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD. THEY HAVE A LOT OF INFLUENTIAL ALBUMS SUCH AS BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK, CALIFORNICATION,BY THE WAY AND STADIUM ARCADIUM.THEY HAVE INVENTED A NEW GENRE OF MUSIC "RAP-ROCK'(GIVE IT AWAY). THE MOST MODERN ROCK SINGLES. ONE OF THE FEW SUCCESSFUL BAND THAT ARE STILL CARRYING THE LEGACY OF FUNK ROCK.THE CHILI PEPPERS HAVE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO INFLUENCE A LOT OF CURRENT ROCK ARTISTS BY THEIR MUSIC.
THEY INDEED DESERVE TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Posted by BRIAN on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 14:26pm


I don't see how there can be a question on whether or not they'll get in; whether you like them or not, that they'll get inducted seems pretty clear (though who knows given the Hall's history...). I'm a huge fan of the band, so of course I'm biased (just like those of you who hate the band), but they have made many different genres of music, and have been largely successful in doing so. Few bands in the past 25 years have accomplished what they have or have been as influential.

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 22:51pm


I don't know that I've ever met a person (in real life) that is not a fan of RHCP. I have friends of drastically different musical tastes but they all like the Chili Peppers. Hell, my mom likes them. That's why it amazes me to see people posting that they suck or are overrated. I know everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I just can't see that. How can you not like this band?

Okay, Kiedis can be kind of annoying - his lyrics are weak and he's not much of a singer. He's really the weak link in the band, talent-wise. But the other three are terrific musicians. They are excellent at their respective instruments and they create a unique, distinctive sound. Moreover, they've evolved over the years, experimenting, growing. That's the mark of a truly great band. Oh, and they're awesome live.

Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 10.10.07 @ 15:01pm


I love THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!They are the best band in the world!And I would love if they came back to Ireland cause they have loads of fans here!

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Aisling on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 08:36am


It would be absurd not to induct RHCP right away coz wheher u admit it or not, they are one of the greatest bands of all time. But could some of u plz stop saying shit about nirvana.coz they rule too

Posted by Pragyan Ghimire on Saturday, 11.10.07 @ 22:02pm


They will be in right away in 2010. Definitely. Period.

Posted by Denyo on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 04:06am


"the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best mainstream bands today and have stood the test of time"

Bullshit. COmplete Bullshit. But I've come to expect that. There are easily over 100 better mainstream artists, maybe less if we're talking international/US mainstream.

"I understand that they will be eligible in 2009"

Wow. I must congratulate your brain for making that 'assertion'.

"Also, Rush, one of the highest-grossing rock acts of all time and an influential figure in the bridge between hard rock and progressive rock, is long overdue for induction."

Really? Oh gosh, I can't remember the last time you dragged that band up! Thanks for that invaluable contribution.

"That should be alright - they show no signs of slowing down now."

Exactly: You can't decrease your speed fom 0.

Posted by liam on Sunday, 11.25.07 @ 10:10am


"Really? Oh gosh, I can't remember the last time you dragged that band up! Thanks for that invaluable contribution."

No, really? back at you, as if that statement, totally devoid of anything relevant, made any contribution

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 11.25.07 @ 10:59am


As soon as you, Anon, become involved in abslutely anything, any relevance that may have once been is sapped away.

Posted by liam on Sunday, 11.25.07 @ 11:10am


What used to be quite an interesting band making decent funk rock music went on to become one of the biggest contenders to the MOR throne in the past 25 years.

Definite Aerosmith-Syndrome went on here, but in all honesty I don't think they were ever as good as the skaters made them out to be.

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 10:28am


if they don't get inducted, some bitch slapping will occur

Posted by brittany on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 14:58pm


How are they not?

Posted by owen on Sunday, 12.9.07 @ 23:57pm


Seriously, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, like U2 have pulled themselves back into the limelight of the 00's. Maybe not in the first year of eligibility but they will definetly be inducted

Posted by MaulYoda on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 17:27pm


RHCP Rulezzzz!

Posted by AAT on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 07:35am


Good God....how the hell can I be the first person to mention Gang of Four here?

Anyone who believes that Red Hot Chili Peppers ever "innovated" needs to get informed. The band themselves cited GoF as an influence, even hiring Andy Gill to produce their eponymous debut

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 10:37am


"To Hell With Poverty" > This group's entire discography.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 08:58am


In my comment there, I'd maybe fit "worthless" between "entire" and "discography".

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 09:07am


They have to be inducted, hopefully the first year; I'll be waiting!! This is my favorite band of all time. They did change music back in the late 80s-90s, breaking out and showing that their kind of music could actually be played on the radio - and they've been going strong ever since. Every one of their albums is incredible in its own way, and as a band they've grown so much. The road from, say, Mother's Milk to Stadium Arcadium is a lot more than most bands can claim, and nowhere along the way have they conformed or become like any other of the mainstream bands out there. Lots of love (and extra to John Frusciante, my hero and an impossibly great guitar player)!

Oh and it's good to see that almost all the negative comments seem to come from just one person.

Posted by Julia on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 09:26am


They have to be inducted..The Chili peppers have been rockin out for so long and somehow havent lost any steam. They're really fresh, each of one of them in their music and also just as people. AK is such an awesome frontman with a unique style that I haven't and don't think I ever will see imitated; Flea is such a talented bass player and quick as he11; John is the next Hendrix, his desire to advance the world of guitar by not concentrating on speed or technicalities is inspiring, and so is the fact that unlike many he can be a phenomenal player without conforming to those technicalities; and Chad is the base, he never misses a beat.

Haha so you can tell I dont know as much about drumming and couldnt find a way to express Chad, but that doesnt mean he's any less amazing.

And personally I dont agree with the 3 or 4 who thought One Hot Minute was the best or only good part of their career. I actually think OHM was the one time they did lose a bit of their steam, if only because Dave Navarro is not John Frusciante (or Hillel Slovak) and the sound Navarro brought to the band was too unlike the RHCP for me. That's not to say they didn't sound like themselves at all, but the vibes were really different. I'm thinking if OHM is the only album you liked, you're looking for a different band.

Besides OHM, I dont think I would say Blood Sugar was better or worse than Stadium Arcadium, or anything like that. Their different styles over time arent really able to be quantified like that, IMO, and everyone's personal favorite just depends on what style their taste is closer too. Blood sugar, californication, uplift mofo, stadium arcadium, or anything else - every album from any time period is just uniquely the chilis to me, and i'm cool with all of it.

Posted by Noah on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 10:02am


GO CHILI PEPPERS!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Kevin on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 10:07am


"showing that their kind of music could actually be played on the radio"

It isn't "their kind of music" at all.
At. All.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 11:45am


Um, chill out? It's an expression. Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers are "my kind of music," but it doesn't mean I own them.

Posted by Julia on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 18:03pm


There's nothing aggressive or excitable about my comment, so saying "chill out" is needless.

And you've failed to understand my point. Calling it "their kind kind of music" suggests that they innovated, when they didn't.

See, I'd be willing to bet a fair sum that less than 10% of RHCP fans could tell you anything at all about Gang of Four.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 09:59am


the chilis rock, that one dude needs to stop SPENDING HIS LIFE here if he doesnt like the band: maybe you were calm while posting, maybe not, but on the internet "At. All." sounds pretty annoyed and "excitable," just one step down from all caps).

man it's a common known fact that they "innovated." you can have your opinion as to the extent of their impact and changes but saying they didnt make ANY is just plain lying.

i think they're gonna be inducted for sure.

Posted by Adam D. on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 17:06pm


It's a power trip for him. Because Andy Gill produced their first album and the GOF was one of their influences means they have innovated nothing.

Most of his post are arrogant and obnoxious. I personally think he is a very angry and insecure little person whose vast knowledge of music (which he does have) is his only comfort in life.

Following from AMG
Few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show, to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century.

Posted by Yoko on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 18:21pm


"man it's a common known fact that they 'innovated.'"-Adam D.

So then prove it with more than unsubstantiated hearsay.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 18:22pm


They are a great band and will be inducted in their first year!

Posted by yoko on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 18:23pm


"man it's a common known fact that they "innovated"-Adam D.

Innovated what? I played in a funk band that sounded amazingly like the RHCP's, but we were covering Parliament, Funkadelic, Ohio Players, and an assorted lot of other funk bands from that era. My leads were mostly pentatonic blues/rock oriented. Shoot, we even did rock sets! But this was way before the Peppers, okay. What they do had been done before.

You need to have a strong argument to say someone was "influential" or "innovative". They have obviously been very successful, but I can tell who influenced them by listening to them, and quite frankly they haven't really taken it to another level...they don't really compare to funk masters past.

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 18:34pm


The band combined rock, funk metal, punk along with a rapid fire rap/singing style. That was the innovation that led to their eventual success.

Can you guess who I am ?
Bullshit. COmplete bullshit. I am really angry that's anybody thinks the RHCPs are a decent band who innovated a single thing! After all, the really cool music elitists on this site hate them, so I will just keep trashing them because it makes me feel important.

I miss John!

Posted by yoko on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 20:38pm


All right so this is getting immature and I don't really care which if not all of those posts were from the same person still having the time of his life picking through each of my and others' words, so OK spam or whatever all you want. you have your tastes and i have mine. I was just gonna clarify the whole 'chill out' and 'aggressive' thing, but looks like someone beat me to it. so (with one last positive word to the chili peppers <3 and luck on getting inducted!) bye

Posted by Julia on Tuesday, 03.4.08 @ 22:23pm


OK, Terry... if you don't think the Chili Peppers are Hall worthy, then you need to name some groups from the same era that are. It's not enough to tear down every candidate from post 1985. You gotta step up and say who's better.

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 08:44am


Hey, mel...never said they weren't hall worthy, I look at the list of current inductees and in a lot of cases, I think I don't understand the criteria. I just said when I first heard them, the sound wasn't all that new to me. In the mid to late 70's, when we played "Higher Ground" I played the main rhythm on guitar instead of the keyboard player because it sounded different. We covered other people's stuff, but still tried to be original within the song when we could. As far as artists after 1985, I'd really rather see artists from BEFORE that time that are worthy be inducted.

Now, I'm very partial to guitarists, but what is the ever-lasting symbol of rock music? That being said, go to Link Wray's page and give me one good argument on why he isn't in...he's not the best PLAYER ever, but look what he accomplished. There are a lot of examples like that over the last 50 years.

I have a lot of respect for Flea and John, I think they're very good musicians. Anthony I could really take or leave, and I couldn't tell you the drummer's name. I really don't listen to them much. They didn't have a lot of impact on me because I felt like I had heard that style before, only (IMO) done better.

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 09:13am


mel...I like those kind of comments, though...gives me the opportunity to give you back the best informed response that I can.

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 09:33am


Yeah, I just don't think the Chili Peppers were ever supposed to effect you. I'm guessing you were a little bit older than 18 back in 1991 when Blood Sugar Sex Magik came out. Younger generations have a whole different perspective of the music from that era.. And for them, the Chili Peppers are among the elite.

I think you will always look at music differently when the performers are younger than you are!

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 09:45am


Of course...my impressionable years for music probably started in the mid 60's, when there was a whirlwind of change and popular music was going in all sorts of directions. Add that to the fact that my parents were big country and 50's rock fans...my mind got pretty saturated...lol!!! Learning guitar on my own intensified that because I had a tendency to listen to stuff repeatedly so I could learn to play it.

So you are absolutely right about my perceptions on music. I listen to new music and draw my conclusions based on what I've heard before...I try to give everyone a fair shot. If someone asks me what my favorite music is, I say "Good", and only I know what that means to me.

As a side note, I've caught on to some pretty good stuff just being on this site. A lot of it is from the 80's, I think...but it's new to me!

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 10:55am


"if you don't think the Chili Peppers are Hall worthy, then you need to name some groups from the same era that are."

By "era", I'll assume you mean the 80s. Also, you didn't specify whether you only wanted artists that aren't eligible or inducted, so I took the liberty of including some artists that are already in:

Afrika Bambaataa
B-52s
Beastie Boys
Buzzcocks
The Cars
The Clash
Cocteau Twins
The Cure
Dead Kennedy's
Depeche Mode
Devo
Dinosaur Jr.
The Durutti Column
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Fall
Gang of Four (Solid Gold came out in 1981...I think)
Happy Mondays
Hüsker Dü
Iron Maiden
The Jam
Jesus and Mary Chain
Joy Division (Closer was released in 1980)
The La's
Massive Attack
Metallica
Motörhead
My Bloody Valentine
New Order
Nick Cave (& The Bad Seeds)
Pere Ubu
Pixies
Pogues
Public Enemy
Public Image Limited
Pulp
R.E.M.
The Replacements
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Smiths
Sonic Youth
Soundgarden
The Specials
The Stone Roses
Talk Talk
Talking Heads
The Undertones
X
XTC

Yep, I'd take any of the above (and a hell of a lot more) over the RHCP, any day.

No doubt I'll receive a "I only eva hearded 0.000001% of dem lot up dere" comment.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 14:18pm


I could at least double the size of that list if the 90s and the 00s are incorporated into the RHCP's "era".

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 14:26pm


Wow, your condescension is really unbecoming, and not really warranted.

Anyways, your list is great for the Hall of Fame of Liam's Imagination, but it doesn't have any bearing on the RRHoF.

And you're a Brit, right? Frankly, the British and American music cultures are pretty different. Sure, there's some crossover, but the point of view is completely unique. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pulls from the American rock culture, which the Chilis are a huge part of. They may not be your cup of tea, but the Stone Roses aren't really mine either. It's all pretty inconsequential.

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 14:41pm


I never claimed that my list would have any bearing on the Hall's. As far as influence and innovation go (which are supposed to be the Hall's main criteria for induction) every artist I listed out-does RHCP, and pretty much all of mine out do RHCP in terms of quality.

Ofcourse, my list is definitely way-off the Hall's eventual inductees, but I really couldn't care less, as about 98% of those who take any interest in modern music aren't happy with the Hall as it stands (the rest being someway involved with the current Hall).

I don't care about british or american cultures here, either. The Velvet Underground probably haven't even sold above 10 million copies as of now, but they are one of the most integral parts of music. KISS, on the other hand...

And the RHCP still suck.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 14:55pm


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Posted by Dantimmipap on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 12:17pm


Many of the bands you listed Liam toured with and deeply respect the Chili Peppers. Soundgarden for example, would probably not have broken through to the mainstream without the Chili Peppers (along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, etc...)

And how many records a band sells doesn't matter: there are plenty of shitty bands who have sold tons of records along with plenty of shitty bands who have sold little (for a reason). And I would say The Stooges were much more influential as far as rock and punk goes than The Velvet Underground...

Posted by Tess on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 18:04pm


Many of the bands I listed? The number probably doesn't exceed 5.

I think Soundgarden would have done just fine without Red Hot Chili Peppers. I am aware that RHCP often gets credited as helping alternative's breakthrough into mainstream, but I don't think they're so important.

No, I don't think The Stooges outweigh The Velvets in terms of influence. There's only a very small number of artists who I think DO outclass the Velvets.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 18:54pm


Yes, the RHCP will be in....

The only problem is....who??

Obviously Anthony, John, Flea, and Chad will, but I hope Hillel and Jack aren't shunned just because RHCP weren't "popular" until after Hillel died and Jack left...they surely had a lot to do with the band's roots, and Hillel was a significant influence on John...

Personally, however, I would not put Dave Navarro in with them. IMO, One Hot Minute was their weakest album besides their debut...Navarro should
wait until Jane's Addiction is up for induction...

Posted by Steve on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 18:58pm


I think John Frusciante came in with a style that was somewhat different from Hillel's and the band adapted to it. John seems to be really influenced by some of the great funk rhythm players. Their style was greatly influenced by some of the real hard funk bands (Parliament, Funkadelic, etc...)

If the band gets inducted, usually everyone who played a part in it does...has made for some pretty interesting instances at the ceremonies. However, I really wouldn't hold my breath for the RHCP's. You can say a band was influenced by them, but if they were you would HEAR it! I don't hear of a lot of other bands playing like that. Now, if there were an all-out funk revival, then just maybe...

Posted by Terry on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 19:14pm


"they really haven't been as big of an impact compared to the RHCP."

Yeah they have.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 10:06am


I love the peppers and they will be inducted. But even if you hate them, you can't deny that they have contributed so much to music history. They are truly a one of a kind.

Posted by jeanie on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 15:23pm


RHCP has a unique sound, they've developed over the years, they make music exactly for the right reasons, have inspired don't know how many into music, mean the world to many --- Hell yeah they should be inducted if now them, WHO????

Posted by Elina on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 15:35pm


I still worry that after the whole C.J. Ramone snub, Hillel and Jack won't get the recognition they deserve... John said it himself he was lucky because Hillel taught him so much about guitar method (not to mention it was Hillel who taught Flea bass... obviously did a good job... and Jack was a big factor in the formation of the band, not to mention he's been a major player in other bands (Pearl Jam comes to mind...) They both should get in, although Dave will have to wait until Jane's Addiction...

Posted by Tess on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 23:19pm


Ronnie Van Zant was inducted with Skynyrd and Bon Scott was inducted with AC/DC, so I don't see why Hillel would be excluded. He was definitely important in the development of the band's identity.

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.26.08 @ 08:11am


Hey for that guy down there that said nirvana was the best band of the 90s, well that was actually the peppers too, in fact nirvana opened for the chili peppers if that says anything for him

Posted by david graham on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 00:09am


nirvana is definently not the best of the 90s. im sure their will be disagreements with this but blood sugar sex magik was better than nevermind and californication is way better in utero. they only released 2 albums in the 90s and the 2nd one was in '93. Nevermind took way too much credit for making alternative rock popular. smells like teen spirit, come as you are, lithium, and in bloom are good but they dont compare to give it away, under the bridge, suck my kiss, breaking the girl, and if you have to ask. the chilis helped more than nirvana in making alternative rock popular.

Posted by patrick on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 20:44pm


I personally hate the RHCP, but they're gonna make it.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 23:27pm


Replying to a few posts down about RHCP band of the 2000's, keep in mind, they've been around since the mid-80's and achieved as much success in the early 90's as they have now.

Posted by Sean on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 17:46pm


I just can't fathom the fact that there are some people on here who think they 'went down hill' after OHM. I don't understand that at all. I can't really say if they got better or worse, they just started playing a different style of music which I love as much as what came before.

Posted by Sean on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 18:06pm


They definitely deserve the hall. So much longevity. They've been popular among 2 generations, maybe 3 but they didn't have as much success in the 80's.

Their best work includes Blood Sugar and By the Way. Californication is a great album as well, but as great as it is, it's also a little overrated. I mean, it has a couple of my favorite songs by the Peppers, like "Otherside," "Scar Tissue" and "Californication," but it also has 4 or 5 tracks that I'm not thrilled with, or don't like at all. Again, great album, but overrated. By the Way and Blood Sugar are their two greatest albums and two of the greatest albums of all time.

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 04.29.08 @ 18:14pm


There's no reason why they shouldnt be inducted.

Posted by justin on Thursday, 05.22.08 @ 08:44am


The RHCP have been one of the most influential bands of their time. They started as a funk/punk rock group, and inspired different alternative bands that are play today.

Their is no better guitarist, bassist, or drummer playing in their prime today as good as the ones in the RHCP.

Posted by Turd McFerguson on Wednesday, 06.18.08 @ 11:31am


There is every reason in the world to induct this monumental band at the top of the list, the very first year they're eligible. I can remember every release they've come out with since 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic' when I was in 2nd grade (I'm 24) and how huge and popular they became and how every release was a big deal and most often very good. Then I got Stadium Arcadium when it first came out and was like 'Wow, these guys are still kicking a**'.

Even though when I saw them in Charleston, WV in 2000 on the Californication tour they weren't really that great, there's no doubt they should get in. That night, though, they had to follow Stone Temple Pilots and STP was totally on and RCHP just wasn't.

Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 11:16am


I personally like this band. They do seem to do alot of covers, but they do them well & energetically. Love the song 'Under the Bridge'. I have no doubt that they will get in someday.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 11:12am


yes i believe the Red Hot Chili Peppers will get inducted into the hall. But, Mr. Theodore, you got things way out of wack. Radiohead is the best band of the 00's. Chili Peppers haven't come out with anything good since Californication. Which was a 90's Album. And The Ramones sucked after Rocket to Russia, because they lost Dee Dee, so shut it. I do agree with Zeppelin, and the Beatles though. Nirvana, maybe. Definatley the best of the early nineties. But the whole decade? it's questionable.

Posted by Calzone on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 12:25pm


The Red Hot Chili Peppers have barely written a single LP's worth of decent material throughout the entirety of their shitty career. Dee Dee stayed with the Ramones for quite a long time after Rocket to Russia, actually,. And if you're after a best band of the early '90s, I'd recommend My Bloody Valentine to you.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 13:35pm


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has no credibility without the inclusion of RUSH. That says it all.

Posted by John Abbott on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 01:56am


I have nothing to say about the Chili Peppers, but seeing as how this page is being cluttered w/ all kinds of junk, I figure I might as well go here to ask a general question. To the Site Administrators: Just what is the Hot List? You have a list above it stating who people are voting on, so I know that's not it. You have a line that say's "this week's active artists" yet as I noted earlier, they never seem to change. If there is a change it is both random and miniscule. At one point I thought it had to do w/ the postings, especially w/ all the Steve Perry posts. Yet I still see My Chem. Romance & Debbie Gibson on there, and I've seen few posts regarding them. So what's going on here? WHAT THE HELL'S THIS LIST FOR??!!! (LOL) & a bit frustrated.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 08.19.08 @ 04:48am


if flea ever gets to read this I LOVE YOU!
CANT WIGHT TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR 2009
ILL SHOW YOU MY TATTO I PUT YOUR NAME ON MY HAND!
thats why people call me flea!
i love you i have chads drum sticks
love you :)
your getting marride incha good luck on that :)
sunny is so cute i love him!
haha

Posted by rebeka tarpey (AKA FLEA) on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 13:29pm


If they get in it'll be in 2015. 25 years after Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Posted by Purpletron on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 16:50pm


whoever Liam is cares way too much about a band he doesn't like.

RHCP will get in. Their first year of eligibility isn't a strong class, so I wouldn't be surprised if they get in right away (I think they deserve it anyway)

Posted by Josh on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 11:22am


The Peppers are one of the biggest and most respected bands in the world especially by music critics. Not many other rock bands have been able to continue to have hit album after hit album and hit single after hit single for the past 17 years like they have had especially considering the various lineup changes and long delays between records. I have been a diehard fan for years but judging from how long it took even bigger acts to get in i'm not getting my hopes up of them getting in right away, but I hope they do. A true sign that this band has made it is that they are now being played on classic rock radio.

Posted by Jason1978 on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 02:22am


Liam:

You are entitled to your personal opinions but as for not writing a good album's worth of music...

- 11 #1 singles on the Modern Rock charts
- 7 Top 40 singles in the Hot 100
- 3 Top 10 singles
- 5 #1 single on the Mainstream Rock charts

And that's JUST the released singles! They have had tons more great songs including many unreleased and b'side tracks.

- Six Grammy Awards
- 50 Million albums sold worldwide

I must say My Bloody Valentine is a good INDIE band (who released I believe just 2 albums) but they have and will NEVER be on the same level as the Peppers. William Hung has just as good of a chance at making the HOF as MBV do.

Posted by Jason on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 02:28am


Did you know Buckethead tried out for the Red Hot Chili Peppers after he left Guns N' Roses. The Red Hot Chili Peppers rejected him and said "he could not kick a groove".





If you don't believe me go on the Rolling Stone.com and type in Buckethead.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 05:46am


Man I always thought RHCP would be inducted they deserve it with all the great music and the dedication to their fans.

Posted by BBC on Monday, 11.10.08 @ 22:51pm


most overrated band ever together with nirvana. they dont deserve to be on hof. Especially when great bands like Kiss Motley Crue Winger and Dio are not in!

Posted by suckme on Thursday, 12.11.08 @ 03:37am


They suck! Their drummer and bass player are decent, but their music sucks and singer has the most horrible voice on earth. They freakin need to stop singin about god damn california. Great bands like Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Jethro Tull and King Crimson MUST BE IN WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BEFORE THIS 'influential' crap.

Posted by Rdda on Friday, 12.12.08 @ 03:16am


my top 3 RHCP tunes:
1. Otherside
2. Under the Bridge
3. Californication

Posted by kreo on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 08:47am


The Chili Peppers definitely meet every qualification there is for a Rock Hall band. 1) They've had massive record sales and several great, chart-topping albums; 2) They've had many #1 singles; 3) They came out with an original, innnovative sound that nobody else had ever made and nobody has ever successfully duplicated; 4) They have lasted a long time and been consistent in the quality and their sales; 5) THEY FREAKIN ROCK!

I saw them once in my hometown of Charleston, WV on their Californication tour. To be honest, they weren't really great at that show - they seemed to kind of rush through their hits and then went offstage. Part of the problem at that show, though, was that they had an opening band that absolutely rocked out and was a hard act to follow (Stone Temple Pilots).

Regardless of that show, they still are a no-brainer for the Rock Hall. I vote that they should be inducted at the top of their class in their first year of eligibility. They're easily one of the top three or four bands of my generation (I'm 24).

Posted by The Mountaineer on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 14:07pm


THE CHILI PEPPERS WILL BE INDUCTED. THEY ALL HAVE WORKED VERY HARD MAKING THEIR MUSIC AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY GOOD AT IT. SOME PEOPLE DONT LIKE THAT THEIR MUSIC HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. BUT HOW MANY OTHER BANDS CAN BE GOOD IN THAT MANY AREAS OF MUSIC FROM RAP, ROCK, FUNK, METAL, AND WHATEVER, THE CHILIS CAN DO IT ALL AND THEY DEFINITELY DESERVE IT.AND RDDA YOU KNOW NOTHING, THEY MAKE THEIR MUSIC OFF OF WHAT THEY FEEL NOT JUST WHAT PEOPLE LIKE. IF PEOPLE DIDNT LIKE THEIR MUSIC THEY WOULD KEEP MAKING IT, THEY DONT NEED THE MONEY. THEY PROBABLY DONT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT BEING IN THE HALL OF FAME EITHER. THEY JUST LOVE THEIR MUSIC AND WILL KEEP MAKING IT NO MATTER WHAT SO DEAL WITH IT.
GO RHCP!!!!!

Posted by ????????? on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 21:12pm


Eh, they're fine enough to listen to on the radio but I don't feel their artistic contributions add up to much. "Frat Funk" is an unfortunate development in music history. Personally I say no but because of their immense popularity they will probably get in.

Posted by Elastic Man on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 02:39am


RHCP's induction is WAAAAY overdue.

They are legendary.

Posted by random on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 08:46am


Let's at least wait until they're eligible before we call them overdue, let alone "WAAAAY overdue".

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 14:00pm


Are you kidding? They're a sure bet. I guarantee they will be inducted within the next three years.

Posted by Jonny on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 21:52pm


50/50 odds on them being in in first year of eligibility. This generation's Aerosmith, easily.

Posted by MBI on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 22:08pm


RHCP is legendary, but not because of anything theyve done in the '00s. that is NOT legendary.
i personally dont like stadium arcadium, nor by the way. californication is another story. but to say those albums are innovative just wouldnt be true.
what was innovative is their debut album, uplift mofo party, freaky styley, mother's milk and bssm. the bass, the funk, the rap, its incredible. their lyrics are profound too. so many of them have an actual purpose like 'american ghost dance' and 'green heaven', not this fluff about love and ladeeda.

basically what im saying is even if the rhcp stopped after 2000, they would still be legendary. please, children, if they are your FAVo0o0o0RITE BAANNDddDD ever, at least take the time to listen to what made them popular in the first place.

Posted by kaitlyn on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 21:34pm


Kaitlyn - "what was innovative is their debut album, uplift mofo party, freaky styley, mother's milk and bssm. the bass, the funk, the rap, its incredible."

Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't the first rock band to utilize funk elements in their sound. For example, Talking Heads, James Chance, the Minutemen, and Gang of Four all came before them. The latter two were most certainly an influence on the Chili Peppers. The Chili Peppers just toughened up the sound of funk...that's not necessarily a good thing (frat funk is what I call it.) Their descendants don't speak well for them in this respect (Limp Bizkit.)

"their lyrics are profound too. so many of them have an actual purpose like 'american ghost dance' and 'green heaven', not this fluff about love and ladeeda."

I wouldn't call Anthony Kiedis' lyrics profound but few artists in the pop canon can claim such a stature anyway so it's not a big deal. What's wrong with songs about love? Love's not profound?

I think the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted but it's not due to the artistic quality of their music or their enduring legacy. They were an exceptionally popular band and instantly recognizable. They're modern classic rock staples. That's why they will get in.

Posted by Elastic Man on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 22:15pm


Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't the first rock band to utilize funk elements in their sound. Posted by Elastic Man on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 22:15pm

Funk huh.. I call it white rap.... I must say.. I knew them when....Great live players but their early stuff was more than I could bear.. after almost 2 lps or more worth of stuff .. I was glad to see them leave... I must say they pop them out live 1-2 takes ...It was not until they did a more traditional tune they hit...almost 15 years later..As someone may have suggested to them{FLEA} way back when... LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 23:33pm


my fav. band!
i love john frusciante!
he's amazing
the chili's make great music.
they are very underated in my opinion.
great style. their funk is amazing.
great lyrics.anthony is amazing!chad is amazing!
flea is the best!you know.yeah i just like them.love them!

Posted by brendan on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 19:09pm


y fav. band!
i love john frusciante!
he's amazing
the chili's make great music.
they are very underated in my opinion.
great style. their funk is amazing.
great lyrics.anthony is amazing!chad is amazing!
flea is the best!you know.yeah i just like them.love them!

Posted by brendan on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 19:09pm



What ever floats your boat.. the new stuff is cool but OMG.. early Chile .....??? NO THANK YOU..! I was never a rap fan .. Great players but ...I thought I had died and was buried in a abandon trailer park... After hearing them night after night! seemed like a life time.. and it was only a few nights...

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 22:09pm


Looking at the list of artists eligable in 2009 the Peppers look to be a lock to get in on the first try. Very weak group of artists and next to the Peppers only Whitney Houston comes close in accomplishments but is she Rock Hall worthy?

RHCP should headline the 2010 inductees and it would be really awesome for The Stooges to get inducted along with them. They have been eligable since 94 and Iggy and Peppers are good friends.

Posted by Jason1978 on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 01:20am


RHCP should headline the 2010 inductees and it would be really awesome for The Stooges to get inducted along with them. They have been eligable since 94 and Iggy and Peppers are good friends.

Posted by Jason1978 on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 01:20am
--------------------------------------------------
I'm torn between wanting everything you just said to happen and hating what this in essence would represent.

A great many have rightly compared this to the Baseball Hall of Fame. W/the current situation in Cooperstown, many deserving players are being left outside & forced to wait for what is perceived as a weak year in order to be elected. I sincerely hope this will not be the case in future regarding the Rock Hall. I've already yelled in the past about why band "A" from 1973 should not hold back band "B" from 1993 if you think band B deserves it anyway. I'd love to see the Stooges in there. That being said, I fear that this may actually be THE year that what I described here starts to go into effect.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 08:48am


I have to make a comment about John Frusciante. That cat can flat out PLAY!!! I've always thought that you'd have to be a good rhythm player to be a good lead player. In my opinion, Frusciante would've fit in with any of the great funk bands, as well as rock.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 09:21am


For all you haters...below from AMG is one of the reasons they are a first year lock...

"Few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show, to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century."

It doesn't matter if you like their old stuff, hate their new stuff or vise versa or even if you don't care for their music at all.. they were a very good, first wave alternative band and deserve their place in music history.

Posted by Tyra on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 18:04pm


Simply put...lookup Cant Stop or ANY song you want from the RHCP at their Live At Slane videos and if you think that is not extreme godlike talent then you my friend, need to pick up an instrument, learn how to play it, n start appreciating people who DO know how to play it....

RHCP is a big part of my life..theyre bio is incredible and their performances and music is unbeatable...

Posted by Chris on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 16:31pm


yea watch the slane castle show. by far my favorite of that show is "dont forget me". there is so much emotion in the song and john just absolutely kills it. there is a reason why john is in the top 20 greatest guitarists of all time.
RHCP FOR LIFE!!!
cant wait till they start making more music!!

Posted by T.J. on Wednesday, 04.8.09 @ 06:12am


Hell yeah!!! Red Hot Chili Peppers are the best band on earth. please vote for them please. they will win this 65%

Posted by AnthonyKiedis on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 14:09pm


I think that RHCP are completely in when it comes to the rock hall. They are one of my favorite bands and all their songs from uplift mofo party plan to stadium arcadium are awesome. Probably the funkiest rock band of all time. I hope they get in for next year.

Posted by Ian on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 16:12pm


i think they suck i doubt theyll make it but watever

Posted by Jesse on Saturday, 04.18.09 @ 10:02am


Just the fact that Flea introduced Metallica leads me to be 100% sure that the Red Hots are due in the next 3 years to get in, and well deserved, they have all the makings of a sure shot HOF band from the hit songs to the attitude to the live show to the antics and the legendary stories, also to the blending of multiple music styles and the mark they made on current music 'nuff said

Posted by Rich In NYC on Friday, 04.24.09 @ 11:23am


Best bands: Beatles, Led Zeppelins, Ramones, Pearl Jam,RHCP

Posted by jure on Thursday, 06.25.09 @ 09:37am


Yep, I liked it when he was defending Deep Purple, Genesis, and the Small Faces, but now he is just getting a tad bit offensive.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 18:17pm


It seems to me Bluntman is trying to be witty, but he's only HALF right...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 18:26pm


So, if this is, in fact, true (I say that because someone on here referring to themselves as "Bluntman" seems to be truly annoying) then you're open to having intelligent conversation? This site has been absolutely racked with some serious numbskulls lately...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 18:32pm


I float.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 19:33pm


Cheesecrop only comes by when we're about to say the same thing at the same time and weird me out...

I think we're "Psycho Blood Brothers" or something...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 19:46pm


Liam, F You. if you dont like the chilis then get the f out of the forum u dumb b****. Nobody gives a fk about all your wack A** opinions. you have no taste in music

p.s. Red hot chili peppers rock wit their cocks out, hellz yea

Posted by tik on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 17:46pm


tik...obviously not everyone shares your enthusiasm for the RHCP's, but expressing yourself that way just lowers you about 10 steps below the person you're insulting.

Try to at least keep it in good taste...

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 18:09pm


RHCP?
Great music, the best I've heard in this decade. A poetic Kiedis, a haunting Frusciante, a sick Flea and a monster Smith... I mean, how could someone go wrong with these guys?

The Chilis for the HOF 2009. Go, go, go!!!

Posted by GabO! on Friday, 08.7.09 @ 01:19am


Best band from the 80's and now....
Hi I am new to this forum.. It looks fun!
I like rock ,blues,jazz and pop...I am into retro as well as current music

Posted by Rockinsue on Thursday, 08.27.09 @ 20:45pm


Great band. They will get in sooner or later.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 21:59pm


Face it folks, if RHCP get nominated this year I would put their chances of getting in first time nominated at about 95%

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:00pm


Unless of course some other major rock act (Deep Purple for example) gets nominated

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:01pm


I would agree. My only hope is that they DON'T put them on the ballot this year, if they are on, I'm fairly the Stooges will lose out again. It'd have to be an epic prog rock band to keep the Peppers out (if they make the ballot) like Deep Purple or Rush.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:14pm


The Stooges might have a shot if they're the only rock act together with some other rock act like T. Rex, Dire Straits, The Small Faces or The Moody Blues but they won't stand a chance next to Deep Purple, RHCP, Rush (anybody else? I need a moment to think about this). The ideal situation would be if more than just one rock band would get in at the same time, you know like the Hall used to do.

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:27pm


Keebord, in case you missed it, check out the Stooges page for my analysis from a week or two ago on the Stooges' chances. They might beat out T.Rex, though I wouldn't bank on it. The Small Faces they'd only beat if they didn't include the Faces years... like packaging the vote as "(Small) Faces" or Small/Faces kind of thing. You put the Stewart years with the group on the ballot, and Stooges will fail. Dire Straits and Moody Blues would both definitely sink the Stooges' chances, imo, if for no other reason than splitting the ballot.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:34pm


Yeah I read your comments and it seemed to make sense that one year they had off they could probably have gotten in if they'd only been nominated (I need to double check who was nominated that year though so I'm not too sure). You bring up an interesting point with the Small Faces. They're not very likely to get in simply as "The Small Faces" but getting in as "The Faces" also seems a bit difficult (maybe this is the reason they haven't been included yet?). Also, it would be quite interesting actually to see what would happen if both The Stooges and T. Rex were nominated at the same time. Personally I would like to see The Stooges, T. Rex, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Rush all get in. (I'm about 99% certain that RHCP are getting in within the next few years so I won't bother concerning myself over them)

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 13:58pm


Interesting discussion going on here. It's hard to tell who The Stooges would beat and who they wouldn't. Dire Straits and The Small Faces versus The Stooges are both tough calls. Let's not forgot that neither Dire Straits or The Small Faces have been considered yet (The Faces have though). But you're both right, The Stooges wouldn't have a shot against Deep Purple or RHCP for that matter and it is very likely that we will see both RHCP and The Stooges on the ballot this year

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:03pm


2000 and 2008 were their best chances.

2001 had Aerosmith and Queen... no chance
2002 had Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Ramones
2003 had the Clash, AC/DC, and the Police

2000, however, had Clapton and Lovin' Spoonful as toughest competition although I think Sabbath and Skynyrd were on that ballot too, so maybe not.

2008 had the Ventures, DC5, and Mellencamp, although if Madonna had them perform in her place to protest their omission, I think she'd have asked that they induct her another year and vote for the Stooges that year, and that may have worked.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:06pm


Correction: 2000 had Black Sabbath and Aerosmith, both of whom missed that year. Even then, tough for the Stooges.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:10pm


There you have it. In 2003, The Clash, AC/DC and The Police all got in plus The Stooges were nominated. This is how the nominees should play out now, several rock acts. I don't even think rap should get in this year. The Beastie Boys are the only eligible rap act worth mentioning but I'd rather see them in several years down the road as opposed to right now when rap has gotten in two years in a row

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:12pm


wow looks like the Hall had decent nominees back then, what happened now? (Mind you I can't really complain about last year's induction and I'm glad The Dave Clark Five got in in 2008)

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:14pm


The problem is, they try to have a diversity of acts... soul/R&B, solo megastar, major band, etc. Also, the number of nominees and inductees is purposely stunted, which is stupid. Anyhoo, they didn't have a chance in 2003, and I don't think they were nominated that year. They've been nominated for the classes of '97, '98, '04, '05, '06, '07 and '09.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:17pm


P.S., rap hasn't gotten in 2 years in a row... 2007, and 2009. Not consecutive years. Just saying.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:19pm


Thanks for the corrections Philip, I haven't been paying much attention to who was inducted but didn't make in several years ago. And as for the rap thing, I always get 2007 and 2008 messed up lol

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:26pm


Basically, we can say that RHCP, Red Hot Chili Peps or The Chilis are almost for certain getting nominated either this year or next and once they're nominated we will end up with another Metallica scenario. (When Metallica was nominated there was no question that they wouldn't get in). As for The Stooges, they might just find themselves in a hole they can't get of

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:28pm


The metaphorical "hole" wasn't even dug by them in the first place

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:29pm


I really wonder when FRL are getting their predictions up, if they don't hurry up we'll already have the official nominees!

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 14:31pm


"It'd have to be an epic prog rock band to keep the Peppers out (if they make the ballot) like Deep Purple or Rush. "- Philip

Deep Purple were only a prog band during mark 1. After that they were a pioneering hard rock/heavy metal band.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 20:43pm


RHCP somehow have 27 more 'No' votes than Nickelback. Beyond the fact that RHCP are significantly more qualified for the Rock Hall, is there anyone on this site that actually thinks RHCP is a worse band than Nickelback?

Posted by Ray on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 17:44pm


no los entiendo.....
red hot chili peppers lo mejor

Posted by saNtiRhCp on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 19:34pm


no doubter

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 09.20.09 @ 22:02pm


Don't even get me started on these guys. Overrated gargage. Wasn't Madonna a member at one point?

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 09.21.09 @ 21:58pm

Oh believe me I won't .... ....I must say they are "great players".. but , most of it is mo than I can take or even wanted to take .. what it is like night after late night LOL it was "wake me up when it is over"PLEASE

LOL But I can see them IN.. just not my cup of coco

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.21.09 @ 22:17pm


now c'mon.. lets look at the statistics here....there bassist flea is definitly top % greatest bassist ever... so theres one... two even with drug corruption they didnt split up and dissipate and continued to make great music. its an all star band... chad smith(will ferrell) is rythimically a genius and john frusciante is one of the god.... hes is top 10 greatest guitarist with his emphicence on passion he puts into itt as well as his slide ability...lyrically anthony is a geniussss...look at all the almbums they produced(kudos to rick rubin) and you cant say out of all the band this year the chili peppers isnt the greatest one...it should be an easy pick

Posted by anonymous on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 17:12pm


Chili Peppers just got nominated for induction today 9/23/09...thats right...

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 17:25pm


they will be inducted !!! the best band ever , they ROCK ! :D

Posted by Rockinfreakapotamus on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 11:21am


I'd think the guys will be inducted- then again, though, Beastie Boys seemed likea sureshot- and those boys were snubbed for nomination this year.

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 20:03pm


From Digital Dream Door

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Doubtless many armchair observers and perhaps even the Hall Of Fame themselves see the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the debut candidate of note as opposed to LL Cool J, as they are still near the peak of their careers upon their eligibility for induction. While their overall credentials can't quite compare to his, as their career has been up and down with various members coming and going, they are still probably a sure thing for election and rightly so. Combining a host of influences, from funk to punk, the RHCP were exactly the type of colorful, decadent and musically aggressive band that helped define the late 80's and early 90's rock scene when they exploded into the mainstream with two vital albums back to back. Following the departure of guitarist John Frusciante following their breakthrough album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, they hit a dry spell with several incarnations of the band failing to recapture their momentum before Frusciante was finally able to kick drugs and returned to the fold. Their creative rebirth with 1999's Californication cemented their legacy and gave them the career longevity needed to take their place alongside the best artists of their era. Defined by their energetic and often controversial stage shows, including a riot inducing set at Woodstock '99, the group's creative resurgence has continued throughout the new decade as their influence continues to spread.

Qualifications: 7 - Solid Choice

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 14:45pm


RHCP >>>>>>> 90's AND 00's

Posted by Jake I. on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 16:55pm


RHCP >>>>>>> 90's AND 00's

Posted by Jake I. on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 16:55pm

How can a band be greater than a time period?

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 17:22pm


The rchp have changed my life with their music.. and inspired me to become a musician.

Posted by rhcp! on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 12:33pm


Just vote yes everybody. They ROCK and they deserve it!

Posted by RHCPer on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 06:33am


good sounds and performance by live, love music by own and creative

Posted by felix32 on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 08:43am


My bet is on these guys....

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 21:26pm


The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the most awsomest kick ass funkiest band ever. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS RULE MOFO!!

Posted by Gemma on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 13:52pm


These guys deserve to be in the HOF, BAR NONE! I don't need to explain it.

Posted by J. Lewis on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 14:53pm


You guys all know that RHCP has been around for a long time. They(hopefully) will be releasing a new album, which will be their tenth, soon next year. I definitely believe that they deserve the induction. The band itself has made some very good songs that have greatly influenced the music world, along with us all. That and, they have really great members. Flea rocks the bass. Chad Smith is an awesome drummer. Frusciante's guitar prowess exceeds that of many I've ever seen (in a band that is), and Anthony Kiedis is a great singer with an enchanted voice. Overall, the Chili Peppers are one of the most influential bands in the music world, and they totally deserve this induction (more than Metallica at least).

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 11.17.09 @ 22:28pm


I thought they wouldn't get inducted. It's a little too soon. 22% of all HOFers get in first time, and that's not many. They won't be in this year, but I think it will be some year.

Posted by Dr. W on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 14:34pm


the should have been in first ballot

Posted by mc on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 17:04pm


I KNOW that they will get inducted. I just also hope that John Frusciante shows with them, even though he's gone. Good Luck on his future endevours, I will continue to listen to John religiously!!!!

Posted by Chylsy on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 15:05pm


"Will Red Hot Chili Peppers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?"

I guess it all depends on how spicy the committee like it

Posted by Joker on Friday, 01.1.10 @ 13:24pm


I see it happening eventually. There is NO doubt about it, it will happen eventually

Posted by Lotte on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 13:28pm


THE CHILIS ARE THE BEST EVER !!!!! THEY EVEN CREATED A NEW TYPE OF MUSIC ! THEY SHOULD BE IN THE HOF

Posted by alain on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 07:55am


The music the RHCP's play was pretty much created by Funkedelic, Sly & the Family Stone, the Meters, etc, (IMO)...about 40 years ago...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 10:15am


The RHCP were a very sucessfull first wave alternative band and they should get in on that merit alone. They should have been a first year inductee but at least the Stooges finaly got in!

Posted by Kevin on Sunday, 01.24.10 @ 16:46pm


The music the RHCP's play was pretty much created by Funkedelic, Sly & the Family Stone, the Meters, etc, (IMO)...about 40 years ago...
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The funk was created by those bands but they took the funk and fused it with punk/alternative blend and made the sound their own. They deserve to be in the HOF!

Posted by Art Vandalay on Monday, 01.25.10 @ 18:38pm


Have you even listened to early Funkedelic? Go listen, and then tell me who exactly tied all of that together. You'll find that RHCP's sound amazingly like early Funkedelic.

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 01.25.10 @ 19:39pm


Have you even listened to early Funkedelic?


Please the Funkedelic are great...

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 01.25.10 @ 22:16pm


I like the Funkadelics and own Maggot Brain and the Funkadelics. They're a great band. I also know that George Clinton produced the RHCP second album and they sound similar with some serious funk but Uplift Mofo Party plan was more of a rap/rock/punk album and they kept evolving through the 1980s. The release of BSSM, established the RHCP as one of the foundations of the alternative rock movement in the 90s. Again, they deserve to be in the HOF!

Posted by Art Vandalay on Tuesday, 01.26.10 @ 04:19am


Thought for sure, that the Peppers would have been a first ballot. Saw them ranked in the top ten in notinhalloffame.com, though would have put them higher than what they were ranked. Have to get in on the second ballot....just too big, too innovative and too successful.

Posted by The_Avenger on Friday, 03.19.10 @ 19:49pm


RHCP holds the record for 11 number one singles on Billboard's Modern rock category. They mixed rock with punk, funk and rap. They deserve entry.

Posted by Anna Albanese on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 18:24pm


They are just in America famous, so i vote NO

Posted by Liv on Saturday, 04.17.10 @ 04:28am


Are you serious how is this even a question do they deserve to be in the rock hall hmmmm YES they are awesome they played the music they wanted and were amazing at it. They have stayed the test of time also. I mean come on ABBA got inducted over them, how can you argue that they deserve it more than rhcp.

Posted by ben on Saturday, 04.24.10 @ 09:50am


"Frusciante is the most innovative guitar player i have evr heard besides Kurt Cobain" - Bryan Kurt wasn't an innovative guitarist (great songwriter though.) Try listening to Kim Thayil or Jerry Cantrell.

"Overall, the Chili Peppers are one of the most influential bands in the music world, and they totally deserve this induction (more than Metallica at least)." - Mike

Influential? Maybe. More influential bands not in? T. Rex, King Crimson, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Joy Division, MC5, Gang of Four, New Order, The Smiths, Venom... I could come up with more, but you get the idea. No way are they more deserving than Metallica. And wasn't it you who said "Alternative=an alternative to good music."

These guys aren't completely a slam dunk in my opinion. Sales should play a part, but it shouldn't be the #1 thing. I wonder if the people who write about them being the most talented band or the most innovative band of the 80's, 90's and 2000's actually believe it, or whether they're just saying it. Liam took a lot of heat on here, but he is entitled to his opinion. And he was correct, the funk and punk mixture was first done and perfected by Gang of Four. As he said, Andy Gill produced the first album. Sure, they added raps to it, but not nearly as innovative as you lot are saying. I highly reccomend giving GO4 a listen and seeing where all of this came from. My only exposure to the 80's stuff has been "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes". I'm definitely going to check more of it out and see if I my perception of it is true or not. Influence? I'm sure there is some, but I don't really know of any. No doubt Flea can play some mean bass, though. I've listened to BSSM; good album for sure, but not quite the classic it's made out to be. They do have some other good 90's and 2000's songs. Tight band. They could be given some credit for perpetuation, as they were part of the first wave of alternative. It is true that Nirvana and Pearl Jam opened for them, so we could partially thank them for the Seattle explosion. And if Smashing Pumpkins did open for them, then even more perpetuation. I reserve comment on final judgement for now. It wouldn't completely kill me if they were inducted (I know they will be), but I'd be happier if they waited for a few more years. However, the fact that they're going to get in before Gang of Four and Black Flag is not a stain on them, it is yet another stain on the Hall.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 04.30.10 @ 18:58pm


"However, AC/DC is in and I don't think their influence was that strong."

Are you joking? Their influence is huge. The reason they're in is because their massive influence is enough to outdo their lack of innovation. I'll check out RHCP's 80's stuff now, but you go listen to Gang of Four and you'll hear most of what RHCP would end up doing. I like some of their stuff, and they'll get in eventually, but on the whole I personally am leaning "no".

Posted by Sam on Friday, 06.11.10 @ 18:59pm


Discard part of my last comment. It actually wouldn't bother me if they did get in, except they'd be made to look slightly more important than they actually are.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 06.11.10 @ 19:15pm


Okay, I checked out the first album, and it is somewhat original as Kiedis raps on it. I say yes, put them in, though there are others that should go in first so they can wait a couple of years.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 06.14.10 @ 21:52pm


If you listen to the Peppers each album you can hear how they improved and became a tight band while slowing changing their style as they kept growing as artists. Hillel Slovak(sorry if I butchered his name) was a unique and good gutartist, but listen to an 18 year old John Frusciante on Mother's Milk and tell me that he didn't influence another generation. I know I will get burned by this, but I think Flea and Chad Smith are one of the alltime best rythem secions to ever play. The most amazing thing is they were gone for almost 4 years before they came back with Californication and everyone was shocked that they were better than ever. How many bands can you name make their best album 15 years after they debut, and that was with everyone thinking that they would never top BSSM. From 90-94 they were arguably the 2nd biggest band in the world and from 99-05 they were the biggest band in the world. Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Rage Against the Machine, and Green Day are just some of the bands that have publicly stated that the Peppers influenced them so in the end YES they should be in and I hope they make it in 2011.

Posted by brad on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 11:28am


Other than Green Day, the most overrated group around these days. Completely lost any edge they had after BSSM, although (admittedly) I like some tracks on Californication. I especially enjoy when people call them the "last real rock band" out there. Stadium Arcadium is one of the worst so-called "great" albums I've ever hear. "Hey-o, listen what I say-o"? What the hell is that?

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 11:44am


With a song like Californication I hear so many hackneyed chord progressions (think Stairway To Heaven) that I too think they are wayyyy overhyped just like Pearl Jam. It makes me wish I had pursued a career in music. If songs that unoriginal can make it, then maybe mine could.

Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 12:11pm


"Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Rage Against the Machine, and Green Day are just some of the bands that have publicly stated that the Peppers influenced them so in the end YES they should be in and I hope they make it in 2011." - brad

I've seen plenty of RATM and Nirvana interviews and I've never heard them say that, plus they sound nothing like RHCP. Neither do Green Day or Smashing Pumpkins, and I've never heard them say it either (though SP and Nirvana both opened for them.) I know Gwen Stefani has admitted to being a fan, but I've never heard No Doubt cite them.

I know that Fieldy (i.e. "I've been playing professionally for 18 years and still don't know how to tune a bass") has cited Flea as an influence, but beyond that I couldn't give you anything definitive. BSSM is a good album but not quite as good as people make it out to be.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 20:40pm


RHCP were a huge snub in '10 IMO. Here's hoping the committee gets it right in '11. Look at their body of work and the new era of "genre" they introduced. And still going strong! With any luck their new album can be out in time for their 2011 induction

Posted by Gary on Saturday, 07.24.10 @ 03:00am


RHCP are the greatest, I listen to them for more than 10 years; sice than, I recocnize a real devovelopment of their music, for me as a musican...

Posted by diego morales on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 07:36am


RHCP are the greatest, I listen to them for more than 10 years; sice than, I recocnize a real devovelopment of their music, for me as a musican... they earned it, for the best and most beautiful band ever

Posted by diego morales on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 07:40am


RHCP have combined rap, punk, funk and rock to make their own sound. The have the innovation, critical accliam, popularity and longevity in the music world to make them a very strong canidate for the Hall of Fame. I have loved them from Freaky Style through SA. YOu may not like thier music (that is very obvious) but they have done their job in the advancment of music. I also love the Meat Puppets but I have have a harder time arguing their case simply because they aren't popular and in the mainstream. It helps to be popular to make an impact on people. I hope the MPs will get in but if they do it will take them awhile and it does not mean that they are a bad band or I like them less.

Posted by PJ on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 07:29am


RHCP have combined rap, punk, funk and rock to make their own sound. The have the innovation, critical accliam, popularity and longevity in the music world to make them a very strong canidate for the Hall of Fame. I have loved them from Freaky Style through SA. YOu may not like thier music (that is very obvious) but they have done their job in the advancment of music. I also love the Meat Puppets but I have have a harder time arguing their case simply because they aren't popular and in the mainstream. It helps to be popular to make an impact on people. I hope the MPs will get in but if they do it will take them awhile and it does not mean that they are a bad band or I like them less.

Posted by J on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:31pm


I think By The Way is one of the top ten best albums of the last decade. Venice Queen is perfection IMO. A band has to be around for 25 years to be eligible to be inducted into the RRHoF right? It would be friggin awesome if the new album comes out right around the same time as their induction. I'm pumped.

Posted by dan on Tuesday, 10.5.10 @ 10:48am


Green Day best band of the (00's.

Posted by RHCP Overated on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 17:48pm


Funny blog

Posted by MihaiGhimpusv on Thursday, 11.25.10 @ 15:17pm


I appreciate the blog

Posted by Dorin Chirtoaca on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 13:05pm


Cool +10

Posted by WatchesKt on Friday, 12.10.10 @ 10:16am


I reckon if this new album is as succesful as previous ones then they'll get inducted this year.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 01.31.11 @ 06:50am


They are definitely the greatest band of the 90's. They went from Mother's Milk which (while a tad on the lower quality side) is a great album, to making BloodSugarSexMagik with Rick Rubin.

Flea, while not the most "talented" bassist, definitely is the greatest of all time imo. His groove and style is unmatched. I don't care how many crazy nonsense riffs Claypool makes, or how elegant Victor Wooten may be. Flea takes the cake.

John Frusciante was just named the greatest guitarist of the past 30 years by Ultimate Guitar. Do I really need to say anything else about him? His soloing is among the greatest today. If you listen to BloodSugarSexMagik, his solos are spot on. Especially in "I Could Have Lied" and "Funky Monks". His tone is absolutely perfect. A beautiful song writer.

Chad is one of the best 5 piece players of the past few years. He doesn't show off all of his skills in the Peppers' stuff. He gives the band exactly what they need and provides a solid rhythm section with Flea. He has his greatest moments in Californication. Songs like "Purple Stain" and "Parallel Universe" really stand out.

Anthony is considered to be the weakest link in the band by many. I'm calling bullshit. His lyrics are insane, and they don't always make sense, but if you listen to most funk bands of the 80's, you'll find very few lyrical geniuses. One must listen to "Under The Bridge" in order to appreciate Anthony's abilities. His singing is superb from BloodSugar and on. He hits beautiful melodies with John in By The Way. One album I feel should get more recognition.

The Chili's have 2 albums on Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time list. They have won 6 Grammy awards among many other awards. They're the only band to sell out 3 nights (250,000 tickets) at London's Hyde Park...in 4 hours...

If they don't deserve to make it into the hall of fame, nobody does.

Posted by Jake on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 21:27pm


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Posted by mashina Dasha on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 14:32pm


Haters will hate. I don't mind though, because every band and every genre of music has people for and against it. So if you want to hate, be my guest, you're not changing anything in my point of view.

Posted by Sean on Monday, 04.25.11 @ 19:32pm


When are people going to understand it's not about "liking" or "hating" an act? It's about having an educated discourse on an artist's merits, which is what this site is designed for. RHCP certainly deserve to be in the Hall, but that doesn't automatically make anyone who may disagree, a "hater." What a ridiculous notion.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.26.11 @ 03:40am


Agreed. I know this was posted awhile ago, but it's a ridiculous assessment none the less:

"If they don't deserve to make it into the hall of fame, nobody does."

Oh and no Frusciante isn't the best guitarist of the last 30 years... still quite good though.


Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 04.27.11 @ 14:17pm


Kewl you soluhd come up with that. Excellent!

Posted by Keyanna on Thursday, 04.28.11 @ 15:04pm


redhotchilipeppers make the world go round. they have saved me through some hard times, i dont know where id be without them

Posted by ismael sanabria on Wednesday, 05.4.11 @ 17:37pm


The Chili's have been in life since i was 15 now 35...My kids attend Flea's music school...Silverlake conservatory of music Los Angeles CA.......If u can please visit web-site and donate its a non-profit.

Posted by cindy on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 14:04pm


They've deserved to be in the Hall of Fame for the past decade. Stadium Arcadium was a superb album. Frusciante was magical in that album. Not to mention all their previous albums. Highly deserving.

Posted by Nadia on Tuesday, 09.27.11 @ 21:04pm


The Red Hot Chili Peppers are for me what KISS is to Dave Marsh, what Rush is to Jann Wenner, what the Moody Blues are to other members of the NomCom: your head knows they should be inducted, but you just hate their music too much to ever vote for them. That's how I'll always feel about RHCP. And Nadia, they've only been eligible for three years now, not "the past decade."

Posted by Philip on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 13:44pm


I LOVE RHCP! They really deserve to be at rock and roll hall of fame...these guys are totally amazing! If you are a true rhcp fan please VOTE for them here and at LOUDWIRE. COM they are nominated for best rock album so please hurry and VOTE! U have all december 2011 only so EVERYONE VOTE at LOUDWIRE. COM! HURRY VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE! :D

Posted by Noely on Tuesday, 12.27.11 @ 04:11am


RHCP really desearve to be at rock and roll hall of fame...they are amazing!

ATTENTION: if you are a TRUE rhcp fan please VOTE for them at LOUDWIRE.COM they are nominated for "rock album of the year" voting ends at january 1st 2012 so HURRY and VOTE at LOUDWIRE.COM!
HURRY! VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! :D

Posted by Noely :) on Tuesday, 12.27.11 @ 19:58pm


easily the worst current inducted artist

Posted by LOLUMAD on Tuesday, 01.10.12 @ 18:19pm


I believe the Red Hot Chili Peppers took their name from the opening line in Bob Dylan's "Romance in Durango"

Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 01.19.12 @ 02:38am


what is the criteria on which individual members get inducted? Is Navarro going in? how bout their new drummer?

Posted by Embele Awipi on Friday, 01.27.12 @ 04:24am


John Frusciante will be the first musician born in the seventies to be inducted into the RRHF. Interesting Fact!

Posted by L.A on Wednesday, 02.1.12 @ 10:42am


Josh Klinghoffer is even younger. He was less than three months removed from being the first inductee to be born in the 1980's. It's weird that he's inducted and Dave Navarro's not since Navarro played on what was, in my opinon, their best post-BloodSugarSexMagik release. At least in Metallica, the guy had played on their newest record (an acclaimed commercially successful release that will surely be a big influence on metalheads for decades) and had received a lump sum of money up-front to help keep his place in the band.

Klinghoffer, on the other hand, has simply appeared on one mediocre album from a thirty year old band.

Posted by Casper on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 19:02pm


Josh Klinghoffer is being inducted for what he will accomplish in the future with RHCP. Just like Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.13.12 @ 19:13pm


I just love them

Posted by tamtam on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 07:37am


God willing, I'll be seeing them at this year's Bonnaroo.

Having trouble getting tics. This year seems to have drawn more peple than last. Effing people...

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 15:57pm


The induction of Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the most dubious and does not bode well for future inductions. Of all the great artists to emerge in the 80s who are not inducted, THESE GUYS get in? Over Husker Du, Sonic Youth, New Order, Joy Division, Pixies, etc.? I'm not a Smiths fanatic but based on criticism they are very highly ranked. What's scary is that I can see the hall continuing to skip the above and moving on to more questionable groups as they become eligible. The Chilis simply do not have sufficient critical acclaim to be in the hall. Not even close compared to a plethora of other groups. If critical acclaim is irrelevant, KISS should certainly be in based on longevity, success, and massive influence. They trump the Chilis in all of the above.

Posted by AJ on Sunday, 03.18.12 @ 18:18pm


AJ, stupid coment, RHCP is most certainly deserving. for you to put this ridiculous coment is just absurd.

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 03.28.12 @ 15:44pm


Joyko, you are also stupid, Nirvana, in those few years, did more than A LOT of bands, you seem too idiotic to see that. 3 albums, countless songs that will be forever etched into peoples hearts (smells like teen spirit, in bloom, lithium, come as you are, about a girl, all apologies, heart shaped box, polly, been a son, silver, pennyroyal tea, rape me, you know youre right, all in half a decade with the exception of you know youre right), so stfu you troll

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 03.28.12 @ 15:50pm


The red hot chili peppers totally deserve to be inducted. after going through so much pain, they are still going strong. they are totally awesome!!! it CRAZY

Posted by Shania on Tuesday, 05.8.12 @ 17:10pm


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