WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform at VMAs & Accept Global Icon Award

Publish Date
Monday, 29 August 2022, 3:02PM

It's been quite the year for Red Hot Chili Peppers and it only gets better now that they're the recipients of the Global Icon Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). They even took the stage for a performance during the televised event, where they played the 2022 single "Black Summer," as well as "Can't Stop."

MTV states that the award "celebrates an artist or band whose unparalleled career, continued impact, and influence have maintained a unique level of global success in music and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape." Foo Fighters were the recipients of the title in 2021.

"I did want to thank the sassy mistress known as MTV for supporting us for 1,000 years or more," Anthony Kiedis said following the performance. "I really want to thank Flea and John and Chad Smith for giving me a purpose in my life for the last 40 years."

Smith took the mic after his bandmate, dedicated the award to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. He also had Hawkins' logo on his drumhead.


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