Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers named Global Icon at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored with a Global Icon Award during the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.

Prior to receiving the honor from Cheech and Chong, the band delivered their first VMA performance in over two decades with versions of “Black Summer’ from the 2022 album, “Unlimited Love”, and “Can’t Stop” from 2002’s “By The Way.”

During the band’s acceptance speech, as Rolling Stone notes, drummer Chad Smith remembered his late colleague and friend, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.

“There’s another musical icon, global icon, and his name is my brother Taylor Hawkins,” Smith said after taking the mic from Anthony Kiedis. “I want to dedicate this to Taylor and his family. I love them, and I miss him every day. Fly on, Hawk. Fly on, brother.”

Smith will be among the artists appearing at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert on September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, which will follow a September 3 event at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The Chili Peppers also won the Best Rock award at the MTV event, which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

The band is currently playing shows on the North American leg of a global stadium tour in support of “Unlimited Love”; they will release another new album, “Return Of The Dream Canteen”, on October 14.

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