For their first gig of 2016, Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders. During the 12-song set, the band covered David Bowie‘s ‘Cracked Actor‘ and we’ve got some questionable mobile phone footage for you.
The band even decorated their drum kit for the occasion.
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) February 5, 2016
It’s recently come to light that David Bowie turned down working with Red Hot Chili Peppers a couple of times. “We asked him to produce [2002 album] ‘By the Way’… and then we asked him again for our next record, which was [2006 LP] ‘Stadium Arcadium’. He said no to us two or three times, but his mate [Brian] Eno, who we’ve also been asking our entire career to produce a record for us, has said no eight times,” explained Anthony Kiedis.