Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, performing in California in 1986.
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April 13, 2012 Hear how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers each grew out of — and survived — the hair metal and punk music clash in L.A. during the 1980s.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan onstage in London in 1985.
September 28, 2011 Hear our favorite song by each of the 15 performers up for induction in 2012.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, left to right: drummer Chad Smith, lead singer Anthony Kiedis, new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Flea.
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August 26, 2011 Frontman Anthony Kiedis says that, even with a new member in tow, the band still hammers out ideas the same way it has for three decades.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been together for 25 years.
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January 15, 2011 After 25 years together, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their first book. The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History pays tribute to co-founder Hillel Slovak, who died in 1988, and chronicles the band's journey from the early days in Los Angeles.
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September 27, 2008 As a member of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea wouldn't seem to need higher education to further his career. But the bassist has just enrolled as a freshman at USC's music program. For Flea, it's an opportunity to learn the academic side of music.
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August 5, 2002 The King of Rock and Soul: Solomon Burke; New solo work from Robert Plant; A look back at the work of Alan Lomax; Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy; A great ASC unknown: Andy Stochansky; and Pure pop from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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