I'm really suprised that I couldn't find this with the search feature. The Chili Peppers are by far my favorite band. Almost every one of their songs means something special to me. By the Way is my favorite album of all time. Most of the album seems to have been inspired from Frusciante and Kiedis's recoverys from heroin addiction. I have tremendous respect for both, because any hardcore drug addiction can easily destroy a person's life. I know too many people who lost/are losing that battle. so many great artists were lost to addiction, Hillel Slovak, Kurt Cobain, Elvis, the list goes on. For Frusciante to recover and become the guitarist he is today really takes character. Anthony Kiedis and Flea have been with the band from the beginning. Kiedis is great at projection emotion through his vocals. I have yet to hear a bassist that I can say is more talented than flea Chad Smith's drumming style meshes perfectly with Flea and Kiedis' styles Frusciante is one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and anyone who's a fan of The Mars Volta has to respect the Chili Peppers, because they pretty much made Frusciante into who he is today. The current line up is Anthony Kiedis-vocals, Flea-bass, Chad Smith-drums, and Josh Klinghoffer on guitar. Here's a few of my favorite songs by this band [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOGBIxuc0y8]YouTube - red hot chili peppers-soul to squeeze - Music video[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KJ5S-ruX9U]YouTube - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Don't Forget Me[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7MhpFF1vv0]YouTube - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow ( Hey oh ) ( Lyrics in Description )[/ame] The band Is off hiatus, and they're working on a new album set for release in 2011. I'm really excited to see what they produce! Who else loves the Chili Peppers?