Top 5 Red Hot Chili Peppers live perfomances

2012-08-27 12:04
It's official... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading to South Africa in February 2013.

Channel24 shares in the excitement and takes a look at the Top 5 live performances done by the RHCP to see what we can expect during their tour.

Scar Tissue

In 2004, lead singer Anthony Kiedis released his autobiography, which was titled Scar Tissue.

In the book, he explained some of the lyrics of the song and he also says that the most of the lyrics has to do with how he felt like an outsider, looking in. Anthony was introduced to pot when he was 12, but he first got high when he was 4. He was walking down the street with his dad, and his dad blew pot smoke in his face.

Under the Bridge

The famous song that sent the Chili Peppers to No 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lead singer, Anthony Kiedis wrote this about his days as a heroin addict and the loneliness that went with it.

The bridge mentioned in the song is a place where he sometimes went to buy drugs and get high.

Give it Away

Lead singer Anthony Kiedis drew inspiration for this song, from the German singer Nina Hagen when he came across one of her jackets that he liked. She insisted he take it, explaining that giving stuff away creates good energy.
In a VH1 Behind the Music special the band explained that this song, is about the theory that: "The more you give, the more you receive, so why not give it all away?"


The writers for the show, Californication, did not negotiate with the Red Hot Chili Peppers before borrowing this song's title for their show. Consequently the rock group filed a lawsuit against the company,Showtime on November 19, 2007 seeking damages and restitution and asking the court to issue a permanent injunction barring further use of the title.

In addition, one of the characters in the program was given the nickname Dani California, the title of a 2006 Chili Peppers song, and one episode featured a character describing California as "the edge of the world and all of western civilization," a line from Californication.


Otherside was the third single from their album Californication and achieved great success. The single was highly successful, peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song remained on the charts for 13 consecutive weeks, making it one of the longest runs at the top of the chart.

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With the iconic group heading to South Africa in February 2013, here is a look at what you can expect from their live performances.
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