One-of-a-kind tribute from one of the best-selling bands in the world direct to their legions of fans. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' performances have become legendary as much for the music and antics on stage as the generous, loving community of people who stand side by side, screaming their approval. This is a fan appreciation book from the band that puts the emphasis where it should be,on the fans. A vivid montage of words from the band members to their fans, it includes hundreds of photos taken at concerts worldwide, and interviews with fifty of the most devoted RHCP fans around the globe. The stories that emerge range from fantastic to tragic, but always inspirational and life-affirming. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis,New York Times best-selling author of his memoir, Scar Tissue ,writes about the making of this book, and tells the story of the band's connection with their fans from day one in 1983 and how that relationship has evolved over three decades.Designed with a DIY/fanzine feel, this book is more than a fan tribute it's a cultural exchange that captures the unique connection of an iconic band as devoted to their fans as the fans are to them.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers came together in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style puts an emphasis on funk, punk, and psychedelic rock. The band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael Flea Balzary (bass), alongside drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Over thirty years the Chili Peppers have become one of the best-selling bands in history, won seven Grammys, and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. David Mushegain is a top photographer for Vogue, Interview, and various other publications. In accompanying the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their 2011-12 world tour, Mushegain gained unique access to the band's devotees, and presents the best of the images he captures in this volume.