Chilli Calling Card
The Red Hot Chilli calling card were formed in 1983 when Anthony Kiedis and Flea (real name, Michael Balzary) who had met in high school, decided to start up a band. Soon Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons joined the guys and began doing gigs around L.A. It was not instant success, but The Red Hot Chili Peppers did become well known for their crazy stage antics and bizarre clothing. The Red Hot Chili Peppers had an ever-changing list of members for a while and in 1988, founding member Hillel Slovak died from a heroin overdose.