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The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That certainly appears to be true for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose members have had more lives than a bagful of cats and whose music has withstood the fickle vagaries of the '90s.
Putting their own twist on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Crashing, the band is ending a four-year hiatus and turned two potentially devastating bike collisions into episodes of introspection and re-focus.
"I hit a car head-on with my bike on Dead Man's Curve on Sunset Blvd.," explained drummer Chad Smith to "And it really makes you think. I have my family now. I was relatively okay but Anthony crashed his motorcycle and broke his arm in like 14 places."
Feisty singer Anthony Kiedis had his wings clipped for nearly a year after his brush with death on two wheels. He moped around L.A. in a half-body cast with his arm sticking straight out, affixed to a pole. A widely-publicized drug problem also debilitated him but now everyone appears to be back on the creative track.

"We've been in this weird holding pattern," Smith said. "But now we're all back together again like Humpty Dumpty."

"There have been tragedies and incredibly inspirational experiences along the way," says Kiedis, "but the one thread that has been consistent has been the desire to create something honest, soulful and powerful. When we were making music 12 years ago, we were making it because it felt good and we wanted to do it and we're still making music because it feels good and we want to do it."

"If I've learned anything through the freaky tribulations of this experience," added Kiedis in a recent Rolling Stone interview, "it's that all of the setbacks, all of the losses and all of the gains -- it's all for a reason. You never get sick for no reason. And things turned out just the way they were supposed to. I don't think we would have what we have right now if all that messed-up stuff hadn't happened."

Dream Team Redux

The band itself is being reborn as well. The Peppers will add a little of their former spice back to the blend with the addition of John Fruciante, the guitarist for the band during the artistic zest of acclaimed albums Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Producer Rick Rubin, who produced those two hits, is also back on board behind the boards. Fruciante, who joined after the 1988 overdose death of original guitarist Hillel ...

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