In the history of music, the bands with the most longevity areconstantly evolving and reinventing themselves to stay relevant decade afterdecade. The Rolling Stones did it. Springsteen. U2 and todays artist, TheRed Hot Chili Peppers. Basically a zany funk band at the start that was known mostly for itslive shows and their onstage antics. They also developed intense drugproblems during this time period and their original guitarist died in 1988. That death and the departure of their original drummer changedthings for the band and 1989's Mothers Milk was the start of the incrediblysuccessful period for the band. That album gave them their first gold recordand introduced the world to the guitar playing of John Frusciante.1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magic made them superstars. It came out atexactly the right time and featured massive hits like Give it Away and Underthe Bridge. Their next album with Dave Navarro was a commercial success aswell but it missed Frusciante.Starting in 1999 and right up until 2007 the band was on a hotstreak like no other. 3 huge albums with a number of hit singles, sold outarena tours and a new status of elder statesmen of alternative music. No one is really sure what the status of the band is currently. Wordhas it they are recording but maybe without Frusciante. Either way look forthem to continue to run they are on with another album that shows impressivebass playing from Flea, funk jams and soaring ballads.