Best Hits Parade: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Besides Jane's Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the other Lolla act at this special, extended 25th Anniversary weekend with deep roots to the festival and its history. RHCP first toured with the alt-fest 24 years ago just as they were becoming mainstream rock staples, and now the band has become a legacy act of funky rap-rock. The quartet deepened their new calling with one of the weekend's most unifying and fun jam sessions, powering through new and old hits. The back-to-back blaze of singles at the beginning of their set was perfect: "Can't Stop," "Dani California," "Scar Tissue," "Otherside" and "Dark Necessities." The band did "By the Way" and "Give It Away" for the encore and still had hits to spare.