Member Spotlight: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers Heat Up the Charts With Two #1 Records in the Same Year

Beloved SoCal rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers were on fire in 2022! Helmed by frontman Anthony Kiedis, AFM Local 47 members Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass), Chad Smith (drums) and John Frusciante (guitar) released 12th album “Unlimited Love,” which notably marked the return of Frusciante, who left the band in 2009 and rejoined in 2019. The first single, “Black Summer,” became the Peppers’ 14th number-one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and the album debuted at number one in 16 countries, including the United States.

Just a few months later, in October, the band released another full studio album, “Return of the Dream Canteen,” which made its debut at number-one in six countries. The single “Tippa My Tongue” became the band’s fourth number-one single on the Rock and Alternative Airplay chart. The album reached number three in the United States on the Billboard 200 chart and number-one on the Top Albums Chart, giving the band their second number-one album in 2022 and making them the first rock band with two number-one albums in the same year in 17 years, since accomplished by System of a Down in 2005.

Both albums were recorded at Shangri-La recording studio in Malibu with producer Rick Rubin, and are available for purchase and streaming directly through the band’s website here.