Which alternative rock band do you like more and why: U2 or the Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Both are two of the biggest bands of all time. Who do you like more, especially based on these categories?:
Better lead singer: Bono vs. Anthony Kiedis.
Better guitarist: The Edge vs. John Frusciante.
Better bassist: Adam Clayton vs. Flea.
Better drummer: Larry Mullen Jr. vs. Chad Smith.
Okay, so, John Frusciante isn't in the RHCP anymore. How about, Josh Klinghoffer, then?
- Anonymous2 years agoFavorite Answer
All right..... well.... Bono probably has more vocal power overall (I saw him break into some weird, crazy opera during a live performance once) but Anthony Kiedis is basically a legendary punk/funk singer by now and he brings a lot of life and energy to the group through his vocals.... so it's a difficult comparison.. but Bono has an annoying personality (in my opinion) whereas I have never felt annoyed by Anthony Kiedis.
The Edge is one of rock history's most unique guitarists and his guitar solos on "Achtung Baby" are really great..... but U2 kinda lost their edge (haha no pun intended) around the time that "All You Can't Leave Behind" came out (keep in mind this is all just my opinion).... whereas the Chili Peppers, even if their music isn't AS good as it was in the 90's, haven't lost their edge at all..... and John Fruscinate isn't even in that band anymore but he is a great guitarist and he even has his own solo work which is worth checking out. Once again hard to do a comparison.
Adam Clayton is a great but conventional post-punk bassist... not sure what else to say about him.... whereas Flea is a funk-punk powerful force.... way too different to compare styles.
Larry Mullen Jr. and Chad Smith are both great drummers. That is all I have to say about the drummers.
- Anonymous2 years ago
U2 is gay and The Chilli Peppers have less than a handful of good songs. So Chilli Peppers.
- Anonymous2 years ago
" two of the biggest bands of all time" In what world? They're just above average, and I'm being generous.
- moezlanskiLv 72 years ago
RHCP, Kiedis, A Tie Flea Smith
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- MaggieLv 62 years ago
Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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- Bony IommiLv 72 years ago
Larry Mullen Jr.
- Donnie PorkoLv 72 years ago
RHCP. There’s a reason why South Park calls Bono the biggest piece of crap on earth.