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5 Things you Didn't Know about the Red Hot Chili Peppers

April 14, 2016

Flea was in the news this week for doing a great job (according to some) of the National Anthem before Kobe Bryant's last game. That could be why we the band is our Friday feature this week...oh what the heck, let's say it is.

Here are some things you might not know about the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1. Before they were called the Red Hot Chili Peppers, their band name was Tony Flow and the Majestic Masters of Mayhem. Guess that one would have been hard to fit on a drum head.

2. Both Flea and Anthony Kiedis have acting credits to their name. Flea was in Back to the Future 2 and 3, and Kiedis was a gun-toting surfer dude in Point Break. 

3. Flea played the drums and trumpet before he picked up the bass at age 17.

4. Anthony Kiedis's godfather was Sonny Bono

5. The band appeared in animated form on the Simpsons and played "Give It Away" in their underwear.