The Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) have a reputation as Californian funk-rock pioneers. Over 40 years, they have managed to build an outstanding musical career. The Red Hot Chili Peppers is not yet another successful music band, it is a lifestyle movement in itself. Their unique music style appeals to a wide international audience. In “Californication”, one of their most popular songs, the Red Hot Chili Peppers sing that “Hollywood sells Californication”. At first glance, the associations are positive: the sought-after American dream. But at the same time, there is the underneath darkness that many dreamers are not aware of. Californication which Hollywood sells is full of extremes and paradoxes.
October 25, 2023