And buy me a star on the boulevard, it's Californication
A new star has been unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have been explaining why there's a deep personal connection to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It comes as the LA band released their 12th studio today titled "Unlimited Love", which is the first album from the group in 16 years with reunited guitarist John Frusciante.
The group - who've been recognised with a star on Hollywood Boulevard - say it's a big deal because of their strong links with that area of LA.
The ceremony was streamed live on Vanity Fair Youtube, where long time friend of the band Bob Forrest, Venom: Let There Be Carnage actor Woody Harrelson and former RHCP producer George Clinton made speeches to congratulate the band.
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Speaking at the unveiling, one of the founding members and lead singer Anthony Kiedis explained why it meant so much:
"We started off playing dive bars up and down this street and making a hand full of people dance and come to life."
"As time went on, we stuck together as a team and as a band and now we can make everybody feel joy."
Chad Smith also paid tribute to his late friend and fellow drummer, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, who died at the age of 50 a week ago today.
To celebrate the release of their new album, Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped a new music video "These Are The Ways".
It's a big moment for long time RHCP fans as it marks the first album since 2006 with guitarist John Frusciante, who left to pursue his solo career but rejoined the band in December of 2019.
And along with a world tour this year, the band will perform tracks from their new album live at the Amoeba Hollywood on April 4th.
While a 32-city global tour will kick off in June with the California rockers stopping off here in Ireland on June 29th for a gig at Marley park.