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Red Hot Chili Peppers honored as hometown heroes during Hollywood Walk of Fame induction

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored as hometown heroes during their Hollywood Walk of Fame induction on Thursday morning.

The three-time Grammy-winning funk-rock act posted a snap of their brand new star to their 13.6M social media following captioned: ‘To our fans we love you forever.’

The Los Angeles band – formed in 1983 – beamed as the 2,717th star was unveiled at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard right outside Amoeba Music. 

Yes! The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored as hometown heroes during their Hollywood Walk of Fame induction on Thursday morning

The three-time Grammy-winning funk-rock act posted a snap of their brand new star to their 13.6M social media following captioned: 'To our fans we love you forever'

The three-time Grammy-winning funk-rock act posted a snap of their brand new star to their 13.6M social media following captioned: ‘To our fans we love you forever’

Frontman Anthony Kiedis squatted down to pretend to lick the star – which is granted by the Chamber of Commerce only after a $50K sponsorship fee, $250 application fee, and many fan-submitted nominations.

Three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson was affectionately embraced by the RHCP before delivering a short speech at the podium.

The 60-year-old Texan met them in the eighties but couldn’t recall where, and he praised them for ‘saving thousands of trees’ by using non-wood paper for their CDs and revealed they had donated ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars to an orphanage in Peru.’

When the large crowd standing in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard started pushing against the barricade, it startled Woody: ‘Whoa! Okay, moving up, that’s good, you’re closer.’ 

Thrilled: The Los Angeles band - formed in 1983 - beamed as the 2,717th star was unveiled at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard right outside Amoeba Music

Thrilled: The Los Angeles band – formed in 1983 – beamed as the 2,717th star was unveiled at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard right outside Amoeba Music

Tribute: Frontman Anthony Kiedis squatted down to pretend to lick the star - which is granted by the Chamber of Commerce only after a $50K sponsorship fee, $250 application fee, and many fan-submitted nominations

Tribute: Frontman Anthony Kiedis squatted down to pretend to lick the star – which is granted by the Chamber of Commerce only after a $50K sponsorship fee, $250 application fee, and many fan-submitted nominations

Huddle: Three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (M) was affectionately embraced by the RHCP before delivering a short speech at the podium

Huddle: Three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (M) was affectionately embraced by the RHCP before delivering a short speech at the podium

Speaker: The 60-year-old Texan met them in the eighties but couldn't recall where, and he praised them for 'saving thousands of trees' by using non-wood paper for their CDs and revealed they had donated 'hundreds of thousands of dollars to an orphanage in Peru'

Speaker: The 60-year-old Texan met them in the eighties but couldn’t recall where, and he praised them for ‘saving thousands of trees’ by using non-wood paper for their CDs and revealed they had donated ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars to an orphanage in Peru’

‘It’s an honor to have their star so close to mine. Wait, I don’t have a star! Who do you gotta talk to?’ Harrelson – rocking an Oscars baseball cap – wisecracked.

‘Anyway, these are the greatest guys making some of the greatest music and they are the greatest live band.’

Another speaker was Parliament frontman George Clinton, who sang a few bars of Sly and the Family Stone’s 1973 track If You Want Me To Stay with the 59-year-old singer before honoring the ‘baddest band in the world.’

Musician and recovery advocate Bob Forrest also discussed the importance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – who have sold 80M albums, generated 5B YouTube view, and 22B Spotify streams.

When the large crowd standing in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard started pushing against the barricade, it startled Woody: 'Whoa! Okay, moving up, that's good, you're closer'

When the large crowd standing in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard started pushing against the barricade, it startled Woody: ‘Whoa! Okay, moving up, that’s good, you’re closer’

Harrelson - rocking an Oscars baseball cap - wisecracked: 'It's an honor to have their star so close to mine. Wait, I don't have a star! Who do you gotta talk to?'

Harrelson – rocking an Oscars baseball cap – wisecracked: ‘It’s an honor to have their star so close to mine. Wait, I don’t have a star! Who do you gotta talk to?’

The Venom: Let There Be Carnage action star added, 'Anyway, these are the greatest guys making some of the greatest music and they are the greatest live band!'

The Venom: Let There Be Carnage action star added, ‘Anyway, these are the greatest guys making some of the greatest music and they are the greatest live band!’

And performing a medley of their songs – including Can’t Stop, By The Way, and Black Summer – was the USC Trojan Marching Band piled atop a double decker bus, which was parked across the street.

Bassist Flea recalled ‘panhandling on this street’ when he was an 11-year-old boy and then ‘marched on the street’ as a trumpet player in the Hollywood High school marching band.

‘I know this street inside out, [and] this street knows me,’ the 59-year-old bass player (born Michael Balzary) said.

‘Whenever we travel around the world, this street has always been a part of me and I’m really grateful that now we can be a part of it.’ 

'The baddest band in the world!' Another speaker was Parliament frontman George Clinton, who sang a few bars of Sly and the Family Stone's 1973 track If You Want Me To Stay with the 59-year-old singer

‘The baddest band in the world!’ Another speaker was Parliament frontman George Clinton, who sang a few bars of Sly and the Family Stone’s 1973 track If You Want Me To Stay with the 59-year-old singer

'We skateboarded on this street!' Musician and recovery advocate Bob Forrest also discussed the importance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - who have sold 80M albums, generated 5B YouTube view, and 22B Spotify streams

‘We skateboarded on this street!’ Musician and recovery advocate Bob Forrest also discussed the importance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – who have sold 80M albums, generated 5B YouTube view, and 22B Spotify streams

Parked across the street: And performing a medley of their songs - including Can't Stop, By The Way, and Black Summer - was the USC Trojan Marching Band piled atop a bus

Parked across the street: And performing a medley of their songs – including Can’t Stop, By The Way, and Black Summer – was the USC Trojan Marching Band piled atop a bus

Flea also amusingly remarked that their star was the only one that ‘had not been puked on.’

Drummer Chad Smith gave a shout out to his ‘brother’ Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who died, age 50, last Friday.

‘I love him and we’ll miss him so much,’ the 60-year-old percussionist – who moved to LA in 1988 – said.

‘He’s flying around, he would love this and laugh and make a nice smarta** comment about this whole thing. I love him.’ 

Childhood memories: Bassist Flea recalled 'panhandling on this street' when he was an 11-year-old boy and then 'marched on the street' as a trumpet player in the Hollywood High school marching band

Childhood memories: Bassist Flea recalled ‘panhandling on this street’ when he was an 11-year-old boy and then ‘marched on the street’ as a trumpet player in the Hollywood High school marching band

The 59-year-old bass player (born Michael Balzary) said: 'I know this street inside out, [and] this street knows me. Whenever we travel around the world, this street has always been a part of me and I'm really grateful that now we can be a part of it'

The 59-year-old bass player (born Michael Balzary) said: ‘I know this street inside out, [and] this street knows me. Whenever we travel around the world, this street has always been a part of me and I’m really grateful that now we can be a part of it’

Not yet anyway! Flea also amusingly remarked that their star was the only one that 'had not been puked on'

Not yet anyway! Flea also amusingly remarked that their star was the only one that ‘had not been puked on’

'I love him and we'll miss him so much': Drummer Chad Smith gave a shout out to his 'brother' Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who died, age 50, last Friday

‘I love him and we’ll miss him so much’: Drummer Chad Smith gave a shout out to his ‘brother’ Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who died, age 50, last Friday

The Grammy winner – who had an enlarged heart – was found dead at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota in Colombia after consuming 10 substances including heroin, opioids, and benzodiazepines.

Chad also name-dropped prior members of the band Dave Navarro, Jack Sherman, Cliff Martinez, Jack Irons, D.H. Peligro, Josh Klinghoffer, and Hillel Slovak because ‘they’re all part of our journey.’

Anthony stressed that the story of the band is ‘not a story of individuals.’

‘Something happens when we come together which is much greater than the individual parts, we are much greater than the sum total of our parts,’ Kiedis explained. 

RIP: The Grammy winner - who had an enlarged heart - was found dead at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota in Colombia after consuming 10 substances including heroin, opioids, and benzodiazepines (pictured March 18)

RIP: The Grammy winner – who had an enlarged heart – was found dead at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota in Colombia after consuming 10 substances including heroin, opioids, and benzodiazepines (pictured March 18)

'They're all part of our journey': The 60-year-old percussionist also name-dropped prior members of the band Dave Navarro, Jack Sherman, Cliff Martinez, Jack Irons, D.H. Peligro, Josh Klinghoffer, and Hillel Slovak

‘They’re all part of our journey’: The 60-year-old percussionist also name-dropped prior members of the band Dave Navarro, Jack Sherman, Cliff Martinez, Jack Irons, D.H. Peligro, Josh Klinghoffer, and Hillel Slovak

'We are much greater than the sum total of our parts': Anthony stressed that the story of the band is 'not a story of individuals'

‘We are much greater than the sum total of our parts’: Anthony stressed that the story of the band is ‘not a story of individuals’

Kiedis explained: 'We started off playing dive bars up and down this street and making a handful of people dance and come to life, but as time went on we stuck together as a team and as a band and now we can make everybody dance and feel joy'

Kiedis explained: ‘We started off playing dive bars up and down this street and making a handful of people dance and come to life, but as time went on we stuck together as a team and as a band and now we can make everybody dance and feel joy’

Rejoined the band in 2019 after quitting twice: Guitarist John Frusciante recalled moving 'to Hollywood in 1987 when I was 17' and pointed out his 'apartment was one block away'

Rejoined the band in 2019 after quitting twice: Guitarist John Frusciante recalled moving ‘to Hollywood in 1987 when I was 17’ and pointed out his ‘apartment was one block away’

‘We were able to find something that we love doing and communicate with the entire world. We started off playing dive bars up and down this street and making a handful of people dance and come to life, but as time went on we stuck together as a team and as a band and now we can make everybody dance and feel joy.’

And guitarist John Frusciante – who rejoined the band in 2019 after quitting twice before – recalled moving ‘to Hollywood in 1987 when I was 17’ and pointed out his ‘apartment was one block away.’

The Give It Away hitmaker then proudly posed with his much taller 14-year-old son Everly Bear Kiedis from his four-year relationship with Heather Christie, which ended in 2008.

Flea embraced his 33-year-old daughter Clara Balzary (with ex-wife Loesha Zeviar) as he posed with a group including his second wife Melody Ehsani. 

The Give It Away hitmaker then proudly posed with his much taller 14-year-old son Everly Bear Kiedis from his four-year relationship with Heather Christie, which ended in 2008

The teenager rocked a pair of blue Crocs

Mini-me? The Give It Away hitmaker then proudly posed with his much taller 14-year-old son Everly Bear Kiedis from his four-year relationship with Heather Christie, which ended in 2008

Reunited: Flea embraced his 33-year-old daughter Clara Balzary (with ex-wife Loesha Zeviar) as he posed with a group including his second wife Melody Ehsani (3-R)

Reunited: Flea embraced his 33-year-old daughter Clara Balzary (with ex-wife Loesha Zeviar) as he posed with a group including his second wife Melody Ehsani (3-R)

Blended brood: Smith wrapped his arm around his second wife Nancy Mack and posed alongside three of his five children (from L-R) - nine-year-old son Dashiell, 12-year-old son Beckett, and 20-year-old daughter Ava Maybee (with Trisha Cardoso)

Blended brood: Smith wrapped his arm around his second wife Nancy Mack and posed alongside three of his five children (from L-R) – nine-year-old son Dashiell, 12-year-old son Beckett, and 20-year-old daughter Ava Maybee (with Trisha Cardoso)

Smith wrapped his arm around his second wife Nancy Mack and posed alongside three of his five children – nine-year-old son Dashiell, 12-year-old son Beckett, and 20-year-old daughter Ava Maybee (with Trisha Cardoso).

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a brand new music video for their single These Are the Ways on Wednesday at 9pm PST.

The band’s 12th studio album Unlimited Love, which was produced by Rick Rubin, drops this Friday.

The RHCP returns to Amoeba Music in one week for a live in-store performance before kicking off their 36-date 2022 Global Stadium Tour on June 4 at Spain’s Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla in Seville.

'Tonight!' The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a brand new music video for their single These Are the Ways on Wednesday at 9pm PST

‘Tonight!’ The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a brand new music video for their single These Are the Ways on Wednesday at 9pm PST

Still going strong! The band's 12th studio album Unlimited Love, which was produced by Rick Rubin, drops this Friday

Still going strong! The band’s 12th studio album Unlimited Love, which was produced by Rick Rubin, drops this Friday

Tickets on sale now! The RHCP returns to Amoeba Music in one week for a live in-store performance before kicking off their 36-date 2022 Global Stadium Tour on June 4 at Spain's Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla in Seville

Tickets on sale now! The RHCP returns to Amoeba Music in one week for a live in-store performance before kicking off their 36-date 2022 Global Stadium Tour on June 4 at Spain’s Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla in Seville

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