Anthony Kiedis Addresses Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 40th Anniversary And Its Longevity
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis expressed his thoughts and feelings about forty years of playing as the band’s member during his recent appearance on Sunday Brunch TV. Also, the musician revealed the secret behind their longevity by sharing the details about it.
Kiedis, Flea, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Iron, who were classmates at Fairfax High School, founded Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983, but the band’s most successful lineup wasn’t them. After drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante joined Flea and Kiedis, they gained international fame and commercial success. The band has released twelve albums so far, and almost all of them consisted of popular tracks that hit the charts.
Therefore, it can be said that RHCP members could preserve their success and popularity even though they went through hard times because of losses, addictions, departures, and other disagreements. The band will celebrate its 4oth anniversary next year, so the show’s host wanted to know how they managed to continue such a long time in a conversation with Kiedis. Initially, the singer made a joke about it, saying that he didn’t realize it.
Then, the RHCP frontman highlighted that it’s hard to stay together for forty years, but they saw each other as family members. According to him, that’s the reason why they couldn’t leave it although they wanted to sometimes. Antony Kiedis defined their relationship and musical partnership as the sheer power of love. As a result, the band’s fans shouldn’t have any concerns about breaking up soon.
Kiedis said in his interview that:
“Thanks for telling me because I didn’t realize that until I did this interview, but longevity is a beautiful thing. It’s harder than you might think with personalities and life changes. I don’t know how we managed to stay together; maybe it’s just through the sheer power of love. It’s like you can’t quit your family even though you want to. They gravitate back towards you, and I’m grateful. I love these boys.”
You can watch the video below.