Can you name any great musicians from the past who are also members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers?
In fact, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a very interesting lineage to some very notable musicians from the ’90s, from Nirvana to The Black Keys. So to be honest, if you’re a guitar player, this is like an all-ages show so we’ll just have to look at the guitar players instead of the song singers. You might want to start from the very beginning of rock and roll.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a special place in rock history for their ability to write hit songs that are both catchy and catchy at that. Do you think they can still capture that magic today?
Absolutely. Rock’s gotten a little stale and a little too formulaic over the years, and it’s really difficult to write a hit song anymore. I don’t think that all the artists are that great anymore, and it’s difficult to create good pop music that people go crazy for. But I think that we’re gonna keep giving people great music that’s just gonna stick. I was on a podcast the other day and someone was asking me, “If you could make any song every time again, what would it be?” And I kept saying, “I would just throw in some cool stuff to the songs that other bands were doing because there are so many new bands out there now and they’re just amazing.” So I could probably write a whole new hit every time if I wanted to. But it would just be a brand-new song. It would probably be something with a pretty sweet beat.
I thought it would be about The Cure in ’96 with “Don’t Make Me Like You,” but then they went with “Carry On My Wayward Son,” and a girl came in and said it was the same song. I’m sure you remember that.
They don’t keep track of it anymore.
We’re talking about new band names right now.
What do I think? I think my name is called Red Hot Chili Peppers, and I was born in the early ’80s. So I’m not really too far from that era of ’80s rock, and that’s not really a bad thing for me. I guess maybe the thing I can’t stand about new bands is when people can be so stupid that they use the name “The Red Hot Chili Peppers” and call themselves that. And they’re like,
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