The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Chris Rock


Michael Balzary aka Flea (bass; born October 16, 1962), John Frusciante (guitar; born March 5, 1970), Jack Irons (drums; born July 18, 1962), Anthony Kiedis (vocals; born November 1, 1962), Josh Klinghoffer (guitar; born October 3, 1979), Cliff Martinez (drums; ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Highlights

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"It's always been easy for me to pooh-pooh these awards — the [Rock] Hall of Fame, too. But I inducted Metallica a couple of years ago, and it was really a beautiful thing to see as all these people were being inducted. It made me love it."

- Flea (from

"I called my dad. I told him that he couldn't say anything because it hadn't been publicly announced yet. I guess it's just something that you want to share with the people that you're closest to, like family and longtime friends. My dad cried."

- Anthony Kiedis on first learning the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (

"We are getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am not usually one to get to excited about awards or accolades, but about this one I am very excited indeed. I am truly grateful for this honor. To our fans, who have supported us for all these years, given us purpose, and wildly energized us night after night, thank you."

- Flea on being inducted (

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