RHCP was formed in Los Angeles in 1983, and went on to become one of the defining alt rock bands of the 1990s. Red Hot Chili Peppers is also one of the longest running bands to still be producing Top 40 hits with indie street cred in 2012. Their unique punk-funk style has led them to sell more than 85 million worldwide, and won them countless awards including seven Grammys. Their 1992 hit 'Under the Bridge' is the unofficial rock anthem of L.A.
"I think it's kind of like an ex-girlfriend vibe," said Flea of Frusciante's absence.
The band's new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the band in 2009, was in attendance at the ceremony.
L.A. based rockers Guns N' Roses were also inducted to the Hall of Fame, but not a single original member was on hand to accept their honor. Axl Rose, the only original member of GNR still performing with the group snubbed the Hall of Fame's invitation.
Other inductees for 2012 included Beastie Boys, Donovan and The Faces.