The Rolling Stones essentially ARE rock ‘n’ roll. Initially led by Brian Jones, band leadership was taken over by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Over the course of their career, The Stones have been a blues band, slid into a psychedelic era, then morphed into the self- and fan-described “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in 1983 and gained a following with their funk-fusion style and sock-clad junk. They released their breakthrough record “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” in 1991 and have maintained a huge following ever since.