2012 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction

anthony kiedis performs live at Rock N Roll Hall of Fame RHCP induction

Date: April 14th, 2012

Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

Details: 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction. Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted by Chris Rock.

RHCP members present were: Anthony Kiedis, Jack Irons, Cliff Martinez, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer and Flea. James Slovak accepted the award on behalf of his brother Hillel.

Both of Anthony’s parents, mother Peggy Nobel Idema & father Blackie Dammett, were present at the awards

The videos are taken from the HBO show and I know from posts on Facebook that Anthony’s parents were upset that the part of Anthony’s speech where he thanked them was omitted; Blackie has kindly posted the words on Facebook for all to share:

“…Everybody else managed to squeeze in their ‘hi mom and dad’. Not surprisingly Anthony’s words were the most eloquent.
“I have a very wild father and a very mild mother and they both made me who i am. I’d like to thank my father for introducing me to the arts — for inspiring me to be a free thinker and to go find out myself. he’s a big part of mine today. And although my mother was much more sort of mild and laid back about the whole thing, i realized years later as I watched her suit up and show up for about 20 years going to work she taught me the lessons of what it is to suit up and show up and go to work every day and the gratification that comes with it. Thank you mom and dad — i love you both.”

The Induction:

1. Backstage

2. Chris Rock’s induction speech

3. The band accepting their awards

4. Live performance: By The Way, Give It Away & Higher Ground

Above video: many thanks to CoolCleveland. Videos below uploaded to Youtube by shavoflea- many thanks for taking the time to do this!

Many thanks, as always to Ana and Shalhevet for helping source photos.

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