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Here's the abbreviated version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers history
as originally published in Guitar World 1996

The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed by singer Anthony Kiedis,
Flea (Michael Balzary), and Hillel Slovak.

Hillel Slovak quits the band, and is replaced by Jack Sherman.
The first, self-titled record is released.

Sherman is tossed out when Slovak opts to return.
Freaky Styley is released.

The band releases Uplift Mofo Party Plan.

The Abbey Road EP is released.
Hillel Slovak dies of a heroin overdose in June.
Duane McKnight takes over guitar duties in August.
At the end of the year, McKnight is replaced by John Frusciante.

Frusciante provides the band with some of its best guitar work
on the album Mother's Milk.

The band releases Blood Sugar Sex Magik, its commercial breakthrough.

While touring in support of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Frusciante quits the
band, allegedly due to the rigors of the road. He is immediately replaced
by Arik Marshall, an L.A guitar fixture who had played in a band called
Trulio Disgracias with Flea. Marshall fills in for the remaining dates on
the tour. Before work even begins on the next record, Marshall is replaced
by Jesse Tobias. Nine years after the fact, Jack Sherman files suit against
the band, claiming he was mistreated by them and not adequately compensated
for his contributions. By the end of 1993, Tobias is out, his stint in the
band lasted about as long as Duane McKnight's. By September, the Peppers
begin practicing with former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.

Although Navarro's hiring is still considered an industry rumor, the band
is scheduled to play Woodstock '94 and produce another album by year's end.
The band appears at Woodstock with Navarro and begins recording in July.

Numerous delays keep the Red Hot Chili Peppers from completing One Hot Minute;
it is finally released in September.

Chili Peppers record an Ohio Players cover song "Love RollerCoaster"
and release it on the Beavis and Butthead Movie Soundtrack. "Love RollerCoaster
becomes an instant hit on the music charts and the number one song on the

All members remain active in the Music Industry with various side and solo projects.

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