After several more shows, and the addition of several songs to their repertoire, the band's name was changed to Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Kiedis ultimately respected the decision, but felt the band would be lost without them.
-diss; born November 1, 1962) is an American musician who is the lead singer and lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its conception in 1983.
Kiedis and his fellow band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
After Kiedis began working with Flea and Jack Irons, he was described as a "manic master of ceremonies" before he even began singing for the group.
He later received an offer to be the opening act for a local band, and enlisted Flea, Slovak, and drummer Jack Irons to assist.Kiedis spent his youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his mother before moving, shortly before his twelfth birthday, to Hollywood to live with his father.While attending Fairfax High School, Kiedis developed close friendships with fellow students Flea and Hillel Slovak, who at the time were members of a band called Anthym.The group included then bassist Tom Strasman and Chilean-born vocalist and guitarist Alain Johannes.With Strasman set on becoming a lawyer, he quit the band to keep his grades up and focus on college. Shortly after hanging out with the band, and attending a few shows, Kiedis was offered a position in the band by Flea.Kiedis and Flea hired drummer Cliff Martinez from The Weirdos and guitarist Jack Sherman to fill Iron's and Slovak's places, respectively.