The resurgence of the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Performing for the first time in nearly two decades, the legendary group paid tribute to the late Foo Fighters singer Taylor Hawkins as they took the stage at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards to accept the coveted Global Icon Award.
Comedic legends Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong welcomed the renowned band, saying of the prestigious prize, “The award celebrates musicians who have made a lasting effect on the world and are just as influential as ever.”
The quartet warmed up the crowd with their most recent single, “Black Summer,” before breaking into “Can’t Stop,” their massive hit from 2003.
In 2000, as the band accepted the Video Vanguard Award, they were the last to play at the VMAs.
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Anthony Kiedis, the band’s lead vocalist and first to collect the prize, praised his colleagues.
We owe an outstanding debt of gratitude to the feisty mistress that is MTV for their unwavering support over the last millennium.
He expressed his gratitude to the band’s members, saying, I, honestly, I want to thank Flea and John [Frusciante] and Chad Smith for giving me a purpose in life for the previous 40 years.”
Without these young men, I’d be a hopeless floater in outer space. I appreciate the lads in my life for providing me with purpose.”
As the next performer, drummer Chad Smith shared some heartfelt words about Hawkins, a close friend, and fellow musician who died suddenly in March at 50.
My brother Taylor Hawkins is another musical legend, a worldwide icon. I’d want to send my best wishes to Taylor and his loved ones. Smith cooperated. “Every day, I think about him and how much I miss him. Let the games continue, Hawk.”
The MTV Europe Music Awards are the birthplace of the MTV Worldwide Icon Award, which is presented to a performer or group that has achieved unprecedented levels of success on a global scale.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers released a new music video this week for their tune “Tippa My Tongue,” which is psychedelic and bright. This is the first single off their upcoming album, Return of the Dream Canteen (due out on October 14), their second studio album this year and the first to be released in advance of one of their world stadium tours.
More than 60 million records, including five multi-platinum LPs, were sold by the band that features singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist John Frusciante; they have won six GRAMMY Awards and were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
The band, who have won eight Video Music Awards in the past, received their 29th nomination this year for their tune “Black Summer,” which is included on their platinum-selling, number one album on the Billboard 200, Unlimited Love.