June 14, 2016


Red Hot Chili Peppers Go Topless for Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden is getting fascinatingly close to becoming The Carpool Karaoke Show with James Corden. (Just kidding—a standalone series is already in the works.) Monday night's episode had the Red Hot Chili Peppers jumping in the Tony Awards host's automobile only a week after a Broadway all-stars edition.

Watch above as Anthony Kiedis & Co. super-enthusiastically rip through "Can't Stop," "Give It Away," "Californication," "Dark Necessities," "Under the Bridge" and "By the Way." (Hits on hits on hits!) There's plenty of on-the-fly interview material (uh...Cher used to babysit Anthony?), a lawn-wrestling match, and a grand finale strip-down in keeping with the band's storied history of public clothes-lessness.

And by the by: Flea's air slap-bass is way crazier than your air guitar.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back this Friday, June 17 with The Getaway after a five-year studio album break. Check out the title track and "We Turn Red" while you wait.

Next, watch an archival interview with Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith talking about the band's initial hesitancy to play the Super Bowl with Bruno Mars: