They are my all time favorite band!!! I've been into them since I was about 9 years old, which was around September 1989. "Knock Me Down" was the first song I heard from them and it changed my taste in music. Before that I was listening to New Kids On The Block.
They will probably go down in rock history, which is cool, but I think today's younger generation doesn't really understand the impact they had on music. Without the Chili Peppers many of the bands the current kids worship wouldn't have existed(Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach.....etc).
John Frusciante is one of the most underrated guitars players out there. He is a complete genius. I love all of their albums except One Hot Minute. Blood Sugar Sex Magik is my favorite. It is an amazing record, from start to finish, and has such a unique vibe. In my opinion nothing has come close to it since, although BY THE WAY just might.
It is very hard for me to pick a favorite song as it changes daily. Yesterday it was "Party on Your P**sy, and today it is "Minor Thing". I hope everyone enjoys their new album. I can't get enough of it.