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COACHELLA ’08: Red Hot Flashback

Lyndsey Parker
Maximum Performance

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers played "Fire" at Woodstock '99, it ended up becoming the unintentional soundtrack to the ill-fated festival's Altamont-esque riot. But luckily, since Coachella is a more good-vibey event equipped with reasonably priced drinking water and fully functional flushing toilets, RHCP's two headlining sets at Coachella, in 2003 and 2007, were relatively incident-free.

That of course doesn't mean the Peppers' Coachella performances were boring. No gig featuring a lineup of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith could ever warrant such an adjective. So start Californicating, people, and get in the mood for Cali's coolest fest (which kicks off this Friday) with this classic Coachella RHCP performance:

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By the way...Coachella tickets are still available! But they're hot (literally) and going fast. Get them at

And check out the live webcast and highlights after the show exclusively in the AT&T blue room April 25-27. For more info on Coachella, click here for their official site.

Radiohead in 2004
White Stripes in 2003
Pixies in 2004
Coachella Artist Videos

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