Band Members

List of Red Hot Chili Peppers band members
The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of alternative rock music group Red Hot Chili Peppers. Red Hot Chili Peppers (originally “Tony Flow and the Miraculous Masters of Mayhem”) formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California, by several Fairfax High Schoolalumni, and released their first album in 1984. The band’s first highly successful album, Mother’s Milk, was released in 1989. Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released two years later. “Give It Away”, a song on the album, was the band’s first Grammy winner. In 1999, the band releasedCalifornication, their highest selling album to date, with 15 million copies sold worldwide. Flea is the only member who has been with the band since its inception, since Anthony Kiedis left the band in 1986, only to come back later that year.

Red Hot Chili Peppers line-ups
(1983-1984)  Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Hillel Slovak – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Jack Irons – drums, percussion

(1984-1985)  Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Jack Sherman – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Cliff Martinez – drums, percussion
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)

(1985-1986) Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Hillel Slovak – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Cliff Martinez – drums, percussion

  • Freaky Styley (1985)

(1986) Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Hillel Slovak – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chuck Biscuits – drums, percussion

(1986-1988)  Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Hillel Slovak – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Jack Irons – drums, percussion

  • The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
  • The Abbey Road E.P. (1988)

(1988)  Anthony Kiedis – vocals
DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
D. H. Peligro – drums, percussion

(1988) Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals
John Frusciante – guitar, backing vocals
Flea – bass, backing vocals
D. H. Peligro – drums, percussion

(1988)  Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals
John Frusciante – guitar, backing vocals
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Philip “Fish” Fisher – drums, percussion
(1988-1992)
“Classic” (best selling) lineup  Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals
John Frusciante – guitar, backing vocals
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion 

  • Mother’s Milk (1989)
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

(1992-1993) Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Arik Marshall – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion

(1993)  Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Zander Schloss – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion
(1993) Anthony Kiedis – vocals
Jesse Tobias – guitar
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion
(1993-1998)  Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals
Dave Navarro – guitar, backing vocals
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion
  • One Hot Minute (1995)

(1998-present)
Reunion of “Classic” lineup  Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals
John Frusciante – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Flea – bass, backing vocals
Chad Smith – drums, percussion

  • Californication (1999)
  • By the Way (2002)
  • Live in Hyde Park (2004)
  • Stadium Arcadium (2006)
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