Red Hot Chili Peppers Go Shirtless and Wrestle James Corden in 'Carpool Karaoke'
By Rachel McRady
This life is more than ordinary! Fresh off his triumphant hosting gig at the Tony Awards, Late Late Show host James Corden decided to put some rock ‘n’ roll back in his life. On Monday night’s episode, the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined the music-loving Brit for his famed Carpool Karaoke segment.
Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer all drove to work with Corden, jamming out to their favorite Chili Peppers anthems like “Can’t Stop” and “Californication.”
Famed bass player Flea even broke into a chorus of “Food Glorious Food” from the musical Oliver… just because.
The quirky band, who have been together since the early ‘80s, had a blast with Corden, happily singing along and goofing off. After a few songs, lead singer Anthony challenged the host to wrestle him. Corden pulled the car over and the two “man wrestled” in a random front yard while Corden hysterically laughed. Anthony quickly defeated him.
“It’s difficult to wrestle when you’re laughing that much,” an out-of-breath Corden admitted.
Corden also pointed out that Anthony was known for taking his shirt off regularly, which then prompted the two (plus Flea) to strip down and belt out “The Zephyr Song.”
The clip ended on a sweet note, with Corden declaring, “I always knew that this would be a fun part of my life – to be in a car with you. But I never expected it to be as much fun as it has been. People say don’t meet your heroes, but I don’t think they ever met the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Thank you so much for this.”