In perhaps the most risqué edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke segment, the host of late-night talk show travels around Los Angeles with the four members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are clearly looking to get into as much trouble as they can.
They trespass on private property as Corden hops out to have a wrestling match with lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis on a random person’s lawn. And Corden, Kiedis, and bass player “Flea” also decide to strip down to celebrate Kiedis’ signature style. (Warning: it’s something you simply can’t unsee.)
But musically, it’s a full-fledged party that will help you relive the ‘90s. The five men, including drummer Chad Smith and the newest member of the band, Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in 2009, belt out recognizable tunes like Californication, Under the Bridge, and Give It Away, along with some newer hits and a special rendition of a show tune, led by Flea.
As usual, Corden manages to keep up with every lyric, impressing viewers with his vast musical knowledge. However, he does question Kiedis about one thing: what exactly “does he got” that he’s going to “give to” your mama, papa, and daughter, as is so famously sung in the song Give It Away? Watch to find out the answer.
You’ll also learn some fun tidbits of information about the group, such as the strangest incident they encountered during a concert (told by Smith), who Flea quotes when discussing his passion for playing, what exactly does Heemi Lheemey, the unheard song, mean, and which iconic celebrity baby-sat Kiedis when he was young.
It’s tough to believe that RHCP, as they are often referred to by fans, has been going strong in the rock business for more than three decades. The band has cranked out numerous hits and albums, having sold upwards of 80 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. They have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
The video, which is one of the longest Carpool Karaoke segments to date at more than 15 minutes, has already received almost 300,000 views on YouTube.