July 23, 2024

In ’04, Red Hot Chili Peppers played the first of three shows at London’s Hyde Park. This concert plus the two that followed on June 20th and 25th earned more than $17 million setting a record for being the highest-grossing concerts at a single venue.

Tracks were recorded for the group’s first official concert album, the double-disc “Live In Hyde Park,” which was released later in the year. It went straight to #1 in the U.K. and stayed there for two weeks, selling over 120,000 copies

Four years later – to the day – The Peppers’ vocalist Anthony Kiedis (pictured) was the top male vote-getter in the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity poll conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “Soon after I (went vegan) I saw some documentary footage of what happens in the factory farming of cows,” said the Kiedis. “It sealed the deal.”


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