Despite years of toiling in college-rock trenches and weathering multiple lineup changes along the way, including the fatal heroin overdose of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak , the raunchy L. In honor of its quarter-century anniversary, here are 10 lesser-known facts about Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The band was initially reluctant to work with Rick Rubin. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been totally into positive energy. Kim Gordon inspired Flea to simplify his bass playing. As I read that, I knew I was responsible for that tendency.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers - Songfacts
According to the song's writer, Diane Warren, Cher hated the song and she had to force it on her by holding her leg down during a session until she recorded it. Hozier recorded his vocals for "Take Me To Church" in his attic at 3 a. According to Frank Sinatra's daughter, he hated "My Way," but had to sing it at every show when it became his signature song. Katy Perry's breakout hit "I Kissed A Girl" was surprising to those familiar with her past: her parents were pastors and she started off singing Christian music. Stevie Wonder wrote his own version of "Happy Birthday" in an attempt to get Martin Luther King's birthday declared a national holiday. Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music. Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums.
In , the Red Hot Chili Peppers were a long shot to make it to the 21st century. They were a party band back then—too funky for hair metal, too cock-obsessed for college rock. They wrote songs about their dicks ; they then stretched cotton socks over those same dicks and jumped around on stage without fear of gravity.
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