On Thursday (March 31st), Red Hot Chili Peppers were awarded the 2,717th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame — the day before they released their new album, Unlimited Love. The band's star sits in the second row at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to the Amoeba Records location on the south side of the street. People.com reported bassist Flea said at the star's unveiling, “I know this street inside out, and this street knows me. And whenever we've traveled around the world, this street has always been a part of me. I'm really grateful that now we can be a part of it.”
Frontman Anthony Kiedis licked the star and saluted his bandmates: “To me, this is not a story of individuals. I love Chad (Smith), I love Flea, I love John (Frusciante), greatly. They are amazingly talented. Something happens when we come together which is much greater than the individual parts. The sum total of our parts is that we were able to find something that we love doing and communicate with the entire world.”
Drummer Chad Smith made a point of thanking all the previous members of the Chili Peppers who contributed to the band's journey and offered a loving shout-out to late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins.