Watch Some of Flea's Best Live Performances (VIDEO)

A look at some of Flea's most memorable performances throughout the years

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a passionate, intense, high-energy dynamo of a person. As anyone who has seen him on stage can attest, the man plays with the passion of a punkfunk zealot, head-banging and carrying on, jumping around like his wingless namesake (read the full article here: Flea). To celebrate the man who has thrown a fireball of energy into the bass world like no other, here are some of our favorite live performances from him: 

 "Give It Away" live from Slane Castle on August 23, 2003:

"Around The World" from Rock Am Ring 2004 in Germany: 

Some impressive duo work with John Frusciante leading into "Californication": 

A showing of Flea's rapid-fire thumb work: 

"Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik" live from Woodstock 1994:

"Parallel Universe" from 2010's "Off The Map" tour: 

Atoms for Peace performing "Default" live in The Daily Show: 

A performance of "The Eraser" from the inaugural Atoms for Peace tour in 2013:

We know this doesn't involve bass (aside from Krist Novoselic), but here is Flea playing trumpet with Nirvana:

And finally, here is Flea playing a one-off performance with John Frusciante and Omar Rodríguez-López of The Mars Volta: