Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Rick Rubin, it was the band's first record released on Warner Bros. Records. The musical styles of Blood Sugar Sex Magik differed notably from the techniques employed on the Chili Peppers' preceding album, Mother's Milk, and featured little use of heavy metal guitar riffs. The album's subject matter incorporated sexual innuendos and references to drugs and death as well as themes of lust and exuberance. Blood Sugar Sex Magik also ranked number 310 on Rolling Stone's the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and number 14 on the "100 Best Albums of the Nineties".
Learn to play five Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks with Stuart Bull and Mike Casswell. From the syncopated funk rock of Can't Stop to the mesmerising melodies of Under The Bridge and including Dani California with its massive gritty solo, there are plenty of stunning guitar moments to learn.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass hero Flea is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bass guitarists of all time, fusing an unstoppable funk technique with the power and weight of hard rock. From the sun-bleached soul of Californication to the slap-bass pyrotechnics of Give It Away, here's your chance to get a step-by-step guide to five of the Chili Peppers' hottest songs from across their varied career. Phil Williams demonstrates every riff and lick, leaving no stone unturned as he dissects the unmistakable Flea style.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' 11th studio album, 2016's The Getaway, is a sophisticated work of dark-hued maturity that finds the long-running California outfit expanding their sound into nuanced, '70s-style orchestral soul and funky psychedelia. The album follows the equally adventurous I'm with You (2011) and once again showcases guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante in 2009. A major difference, however, between I'm with You and The Getaway was the band's choice to work with producer/instrumentalist Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). This makes The Getaway the first album the Red Hot Chili Peppers have recorded without longtime collaborator Rick Rubin, who has helmed each of the band's albums since 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik.