Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform ‘Black Summer’ and ‘These Are the Ways’ on ‘Fallon’ and ‘Kimmel’

    Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel switched hosting duties on April Fool’s Day, with Kimmel traveling to New York to host ABC’s The Tonight Show and Fallon leading Jimmy Kimmel Live from California. Red Hot Chili Peppers were the musical guests on both shows, playing ‘Black Summer’ live from NBC Studios and delivering a pre-recorded performance of ‘These Are the Ways’ atop the historic Roosevelt Hotel. Check it out below.

    Both tracks are taken from the band’s brand new album Unlimited Love, which was released yesterday and marks their first album since reuniting with guitarist John Frusciante in 2019. In addition to ‘Black Summer’ and ‘These Are the Ways’, the album includes the previously shared singles ‘Not the One’ and ‘Poster Child’. The band is set to embark on a world tour in support of the album, which kicks off June 4 in Seville, Spain.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performance of ‘These Are the Ways’ was filmed on Thursday, when the band was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the ceremony, drummer Chad Smith paid tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. “I have to give a shoutout to my brother Taylor Hawkins. I love you, Taylor,” Smith said. “He would laugh and make a smart ass comment about this whole thing.” Smith’s speech is included in a new tribute video compiling memorable moments between the two drummers, which was put together by Foo Fighters at the Acropolis director Daniel Catullo and shared via Variety. In both late-night performances, the name “Taylor” was displayed on Smith’s bass drum.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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