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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a metric ton of music videos. Today, we’re looking at Flea music videos outside the RHCP filmography.


Speaking of filmographies, Flea actually has more screen credits than he does album credits recording with the Chili Peppers. The musician and actor has 57 credits in film alone, and at least that many on television. Funny enough, his acting predates his recorded output: his first role (uncredited) was in 1983’s The Outsiders. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ self-titled debut dropped in August of 1984.


As I’m typing this, Flea is celebrating his 61st birthday. It’s astounding to think of his full body of work over five decades in music, film, television, and voiceover. There are the obvious works, like the RHCP albums and his roles in The Big Lebowski and the Back to the Future franchise. But just has he’s collaborated musically outside of the Chili Peppers, he’s collaborated on music videos, too.


9 Flea Music Videos That Aren’t Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Videos

I was originally going to celebrate Flea by sharing some of my favorite on-screen moments of his. But as I started digging through the exhaustive list of film and TV credits, I found out that he’s popped up in a handful of non-Red Hot Chili Peppers music videos. This was news to me, so I decided to round them all up and share them in the off chance that it’s news to you, too.


Take a gander below at what amounts to 30 years of Flea popping up in music videos from a diverse shortlist of artists ranging from James Brown to Jane’s Addiction to Johnny Cash. Then, when you’re done, take a moment to read my kid’s review of Flea and his Chili Pepper brethren when they headlined Fenway Park back in the summer of 2022.

  • James Brown "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine

    The song was released in 1970. Wikipedia lists the video from 1985. But the actual clip says 1992. Isn’t the internet great?

  • Beastie Boys "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)"

    This is the one video on the list that I’m guessing you probably remembered that Flea pops up in.

  • Young MC "Bust a Move"

    This hit MTV when I was 12 years old: prime late ’80s music video viewing time for a tween. I have zero memory of Flea being in this video.

  • The Peace Choir "Give Peace a Chance"

    Remember this one from ’91? It was like a Gen X version of Band Aid. Flea was in the mix, of course.

  • Butthole Surfers "Who Was In My Room Last Night?"

    That’s Flea behind the bar. Which is actually a chemistry set. Maybe don’t drink what he’s pouring.

  • Jane's Addiction "Jane Says"

    From the ’97 performance that was part of the Kettle Whistle live album where Flea joined the band on bass.

  • Limp Bizkit "Break Stuff"

    Flea had a cameo in Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” video because of course he did. Classic Flea.

  • Johnny Cash "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

    Flea is just one in a parade of big-names that star in this latter-years cut from The Man in Black.

  • Die Antwoord "Ugly Boy"

    This band sucks and they’ve been called out by numerous, credible sources for shitty behavior. But before all that they had Flea in one of their videos.

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