Flea Recalls His Emotional Speech During Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Induction Into Rock Hall
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea posted a video on his Instagram, which made him remember his heartfelt speech when the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers is the most successful music act in the history of alternative rock music. They have broken records for most No. 1 singles with 13 singles, most cumulative weeks at No. 1 with 85 weeks, and most Top 10 songs with 25 songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Apart from their remarkable chart success, the RHCP has also won six Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in 2012. That year also brought the band other achievements with several nominations for Best Rock Band, Best Live Artist, and Best Rock Album for their ‘I’m With You.’
At the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in April 2012, the induction line-up of RHCP was Kiedis, Flea, Smith, Klinghoffer, Frusciante, Irons, Martinez, and Slovak, who was represented by his brother. Although invited, Frusciante didn’t attend the induction. During the event, RHCP performed the songs ‘By The Way,’ ‘Give It Away,’ and ‘Higher Ground.’
In a recent Instagram post, Flea shared a video of a heartfelt moment from his induction speech. He then said that he had no memory of what he stated that day and felt quite emotional watching the video. As seen in the video, Flea revealed that his life mission has been to uplift and love their fans and then described how he gets lost in the feelings when they are on the stage.
The musician noted that even though these are enough to continue making music, there is also a more personal reason. Flea said he has always had the ‘burning intense desire‘ to play music, and it has only deepened with time. His passion and love for music and their fans enables him to feel ‘truly free of everything’ and a part of something bigger.
Flea’s Instagram post read:
“Came across this, of when we got put in the hall, tripped me out, had no memory of my words.”
His Hall Of Fame speech was also as follows:
“Every single day, every night before we go on stage, I get on my knees, and I pray to God. I pray to uplift the people that have come to see us play, to love them, and to give us the best that I can do. That’s my life’s mission.
But mostly, more than anything, the burning intense desire that is inside of me to play music that has not diminished in the slightest, that has only deepened as time has gone on is: When we’re hitting it, when we are really inside the groove when we’re on, I am lost, man. And at that moment, I am truly free of everything, and I am truly one with everything.“
Below, you can check out the video of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ speech during the induction.