The Red Hot Chili Peppers stormed via performances of “Black Summer time” and “Can’t Cease” tonight (Aug. 28) on the MTV Video Music Awards as a part of a Cheech and Chong-introduced phase honoring the group with the International Icon award. It was the Chili Peppers’ first efficiency on the VMAs since 2000.
“I did need to thank the sassy mistress often called MTV for supporting us for a thousand years or extra,” frontman Anthony Kiedis mentioned after the efficiency (throughout which, surprisingly, solely Flea was shirtless). “Actually, actually, actually, I need to thank Flea and John and Chad Smith for giving me a objective in my life for the final 40 years. I might have been a free-floating catastrophe in area if not for these boys.”
Mentioned Smith, “there’s one other musical icon, world icon, and his identify is my brother Taylor Hawkins. I need to dedicate this to Taylor and his household. I really like them, and I miss him on a regular basis. Fly on, Hawk.” Added Flea, “to everybody of you on the market watching on TV and right here, I really like you,” earlier than rattling off a powerful of nonsensical issues he additionally loves (cockroaches, timber, and many others.). Guitarist John Frusciante didn’t converse on the mic, with Kiedis as a substitute saying his smile does all of the speaking.
The Peppers not too long ago launched “Tippa My Tongue,” the primary single from their second double-album of this 12 months, Return of the Dream Canteen. The venture is due out on Oct. 14.
The group’s stadium tour with opening acts Thundercat and The Strokes continues Tuesday in Miami.
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