Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Red Hot Chili Peppers


Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983.

Throughout their career, the band has fused various elements of alternative rock, punk, rap, funk, heavy metal and psychedelic rock. They have sold 60 million records worldwide and hold the record for most number one singles on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart - 11.


Both Matthew Bellamy and Dominic Howard saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Reading festival when they were in the range of 15 and 16 years old,[1] which Bellamy claimed contributed to him thinking that headlining a festival is the "top" of being a live band.[2] Later, Muse supported the Red Hot Chili peppers for a series of gigs in 1999, during which a number of Origin of Symmetry songs took shape.[3]

Of their support leg, the band have stated that it was through watching them perform, which they did every night, Muse's outlook on performing live changed. The caused, in part, Muse to become less embarrassed about themselves[4] and less introverted[5] on stage.[4] Dominic Howard claimed on the part of Muse to be inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers concentrating on their music despite the hectic happenings around them.[6]

The members of Muse have also made numerous miscellaneous references to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. For instance, in 2004 Bellamy said "U2 or Chili Peppers" in response to being questioned which was the best musical act in the world at that time.[7] Blood Sugar Sex Magik was one of Christopher Wolstenholme's favourite albums to play along with in December 2006,[8] while Bellamy named Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea one of the members he'd chose for starting a new band.[9]


  1. (2006-11-17). [Interview with Dominic Howard]. BBC Radio Nottingham. [verify]
  2. (2004). [Pinkpop 2004 interview with Matthew Bellamy]. Retrieved from
  3. Muse: The Making of Origin of Symmetry (2007-10-07). Xfm. Retrieved from [verify]
  4. a b Interview with Muse (2002-05-20). 3VOOR12. Retrieved 2008-03-21 from [verify]
  5. (2003-07-12). [Interview with Matthew Bellamy]. BBC Radio 1. [verify]
  6. MUSE (05/00) (2000-05). Retrieved from [verify]
  7. Elton gave them his phone number (2004-11). Q magazine. Retrieved 2006-12-01. [verify]
  8. Musician of the Month (2006-11). Alternative Press. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [verify]
  9. (2007-10-31). [Interview]. jmag. Retrieved 2007-11-01. [verify]

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