Red Hot Chili Peppers Planning Three-Drummer Jam Session for Rock Hall

2012-04-12

Story by Cat Badra

Red Hot Chili Peppers promise special drum performance at Rock Hall this weekend

It’s no secret that this Saturday (April 14) marks the date the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside the Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses and other fine rockers. As it turns out, the Peppers have been keeping a special performance planned for the show under wraps– until now.

Speaking with the Washington Post, bass slinger Flea dropped the news that the guys will pull out a few songs at the induction ceremony, including one track that will feature a “three-drummer jam session” with former Chili Peppers drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez, along with current drummer Chad Smith. Flea also hinted at a possible mash-up bringing together the Peppers with some other performers getting inducted into the Rock Hall.

As for former Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Flea had this to say about whether he’ll be at the event: “I can’t speak for [Frusciante], but I think it’s kinda like an ex-girlfriend vibe.”

Singer Anthony Kiedis added that the guys were beyond floored to find out they would become a part of rock and roll history in Cleveland this weekend. “It’s funny,” said Kiedis. “People have asked me, ‘Did you ever think you would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?’ It’s a funny question because the answer is, ‘Of course not.’ When we started, we thought maybe in periods of 24 hours at a time. The most we would ever think is a week at a time: ‘Oh, we have a gig next Thursday. We should write a song.’”

 




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