Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith honors late Babymetal guitarist: “RIP Little Man”

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesChad Smith has shared his reaction to the death of Mikio Fujioka, guitarist for the Japanese band Babymetal, who opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers last year.

“Mikio…R.i.P. little man,” Smith tweeted, referencing the guitarist’s nickname. The drummer also posted a photo of himself alongside Fujioka and Babymetal while decked out in the band’s signature makeup. During the last night of Babymetal opening for the Peppers on their U.K. tour, Smith joined them on stage to cover Judas Priest.

Babymetal, who combine elements of heavy metal and Japanese pop,

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