Ferrell and Smith appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to put an end to their rivalry. The two wear matching outfits and speak as the other person in an interview with Fallon. Ferrell describes when he first heard of the “impostor”:
Yeah. I was jammin’. I was jammin’ with the Chili Peppers, with my guys. At our jamhouse. I’m like, ‘Flea, this is bull. I’m tired of not getting enough respect as Chad Smith.’ I’ll be honest, I’m a little high right now.
The two then engage in a drum-off (with Questlove acting as ghost drummer for Ferrell). The challenge was interrupted when Smith’s Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates appeared for a rendition of (Don’t Fear) the Reaper.
The group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Kiedis on how deceased member Slovak have loved the honor:
I think that he would have a good laugh. Yeah, it would certainly mean something to him as he cared deeply about music and the love of the brotherhood of being in a band and being a creative force in the universe, which he is and always will be a brother in everything we do.
Red Hot Chili Peppers wins the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Song for Dani California, and Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium.
It means so much to all us that our music connects with so many people.
Red Hot Chili Peppers wins the Grammy for Best Rock Song for Scar Tissue.
Red Hot Chili Peppers wins the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for Give It Away.
Red Hot Chili Peppers perform Fight Like A Brave on The Arsenio Hall Show in Los Angeles, California.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play their first show at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood under the name Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. Although intended to be a one off performance, it is so lively that the owner of the Rhythm Lounge asks the band to return the next week.