The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (March 31).
Band members Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Fruiscante attended the star’s unveiling, while Woody Harrelson and George Clinton gave speeches honoring the group.
Hundreds of spectators came to witness the opening ceremony of the Chilis’ Star.
A particularly interested audience member was Merck Mercuriadis – the founder/CEO of Hipgnosis Song Management.
Through its listed UK fund, Hipgnosis acquired the Chili Peppers’ song catalog for a nine-figure sum last year.
In addition to snapping a few pictures from the Hollywood star’s unveiling (which you can see above and below), Mercuriadis said in a statement: “Anthony, Flea, John and Chad have been together for more than 30 years now and they have it made the Chili Peppers one of the most successful and significant rock bands of all time.
“They have transitioned into the streaming era like no other and are getting more listeners each month [on Spotify] then the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, U2, The Doors, The Clash and Pearl Jam to name a few.
“It was beautiful to see these sons of Los Angeles being honored with the city’s highest honor, a Hollywood star, on the boulevard they used to walk. At Hipgnosis we are truly honored to be custodians of their incomparable songs.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release a new album, Boundless lovetoday (April 1) via Warner Records.
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