Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Heated Cover Of ‘Just What I Needed,’ in Memory Of Ric Ocasek


The Red Hot Chili Peppers have joined the wave of rock bands performing tributes to The Cars’ late frontman Ric Ocasek.

The Los Angeles-based rock group covered The Cars’ No. 27-hit “Just What I Needed” during its concert at the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday night in Marina Bay, Singapore.

Shirtless RHCP lead singer Anthony Kiedis led homage to Ocasek, packing the performance with intense moxie — especially at the chorus line — while staying true to the original tune’s new wave cadence.

RHCP churned out more covers for the night, including Stevie Wonder’s bouncy and soulful “Higher Ground” and a snippet of Prince’s timeless classic “Purple Rain” during the encore.

Watch fan footage of the band’s performance of “Just What I Needed” below.