ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Life & Arts Editor

Wrap your head around something for a minute: Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is 49 years old. The band’s first album came out when some of our parents were still in college.

RHCP has been around for a very long time and deserved every second they had on stage while headlining the last night of ACL 2012.

The great thing about the group is they are not done yet. The Chili Peppers’ most recent album, “I’m With You,” was released in 2011 and the guys are currently on a world tour.

Their stop in Austin consisted of almost two hours of nonstop energy and talent.

They were sure to play plenty of their older, well-known songs such as “Under the Bridge,” “Suck my Kiss,” and “Californication,” along with songs from the new album like “Monarchy of Roses” and “Look Around.”

The highlight of the entire set came during the encore performance, however, when the band’s unique, funky personality came out while performing “Sir Psycho Sexy” and “Give it Away.”

The musicians, particularly Kiedis and Flea, who are the only two original members, have clearly made their amazing music their life’s work and all we can hope is that they never, ever stop.