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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Music Icons – Sky Arts

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Music Icons
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Music Icons on Sky Arts profiles the lives and career of one of the biggest-selling rock bands in the world

It’s now 20 years since Californication, their biggest album, and closer to 30 since 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik marked their popular breakthrough, so Sky Arts' Red Hot Chili Peppers: Music Icons, a profile of the band, is a long time coming.

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Anchored by bassist Flea and frontman Anthony Kiedis (pictured above with the rest of the band), their genius was to combine rock, rap, punk and funk in a way that was mainstream enough to gain airplay and eccentric enough to win devoted fans.

Great Friday night viewing to sing along to.

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TV Times rating: ****