RHCP Walk of Fame Ceremony

This morning (LA time), the Red Hot Chili Peppers received their star on the Hollywood Blvd.

The band walked onto the stage from Amoeba Records- their star is immediately outside the store. The band were seated at first before stepping onto the stage a little while later. Speeches were given by Bob Forrest, George Clinton and Woody Harrelson. Each band member also spoke briefly:

1. John Frusciante

John spoke about moving to LA and that he lived one block away when he first arrived. He thanked the band members.

2. Flea

“I know these streets and these streets know me.”

Flea thanked his wife, Melody, and daughter, Clara, among others. He talked about walking the streets and begging for money, “Excuse me, sir. Please could you spare some change? Just a dime. A nickel.”

3. Chad Smith

Memories of when he moved to LA too and commented about walking the streets and that, “…now everyone can walk on us!”

Chad thanked everyone! He thanked the marching band who had been playing songs, he thanked the fans for being there, he thanked and named the past members of the band, and he thanked the current members of the band. And not surprisingly, he mentioned Taylor Hawkins.

4. Anthony Kiedis

Various thanks and he talked about the band being greater than its various parts when they get together. A sweet shout out (which so many of us were hoping for) to his late father, Blackie Dammett who would have been so proud today and also to his mum, Peggy.

You can view the presentation- the live stream was archived (it’s the holding screen at first so just scroll past it).

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About Squitherwitch

I've been a RHCP fan ever since I heard Under The Bridge way back in the mists of time. I brought BSSM and then their other albums but RHCP were just another band I listened to (I was a massive GNR fan at the time) but that changed once I heard Californication! I've been involved with the online RHCP scene since 2006, getting more heavily involved as time passed, and eventually the time was right to set up my own website dedicated to the band and thus, TheChiliSource was born. Since then I've also set up AnthonyKiedis.net along with various Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr pages connected to my websites and RHCP.