A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Thursday honoring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the most recent honor for the band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the recipient of six Grammys.
All 4 members of the band — lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante — spoke on the 11:30 a.m. PST ceremony in entrance of Amoeba Music the place they’ll give the primary music efficiency at its new Hollywood location subsequent Thursday.
Emmy-winning actor Woody Harrelson, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk singer George Clinton and singer turned chemical dependency counselor Bob Forrest are have been set to talk. The ceremony was streamed on the Walk of Fame’s web site, www.walkoffame.com.
The star is the two,717th because the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the primary 1,558 stars.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been chosen for a star in 2008 however simply scheduled the ceremony “a number of months in the past,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, instructed City News Service.
The ceremony comes in the future earlier than the discharge of the band’s first studio album since 2016, “Unlimited Love,” its first recording with Frusciante since 2006.
Formed in 1983 by Kiedis, Flea (who was born Michael Peter Balzary), guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, classmates at Fairfax High School, Red Hot Chili Peppers have offered 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million month-to-month listeners on the platform.
Smith has been with the band since 1988. Frusciante additionally joined in 1988, left in 1992, rejoined in 1998, left in 2009 and rejoined once more in 2019.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have obtained 16 Grammy nominations, the primary in 1990 for greatest rock efficiency by a duo or group with vocal for the only “Higher Ground.” They won their first Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal for “Give It Away.”
Their different Grammys got here in 2000 for greatest rock track for “Scar Tissue” and in 2007 for best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal and best rock song, both for “Dani California,” and greatest rock album and greatest boxed or particular restricted version package deal, each for “Stadium Arcadium.”