How many fruits can say that a world-famous rock band shares their name? I can, for one! In the early ’80s, four Los Angeles high school students formed a band and called it Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem.

Right, a ridiculously long name that no-one could remember. They needed a new name, and because they all loved jazz, they decided that it had to have something to do with jazz.

The trumpeter Louis Armstrong had had a band called Hot Five, and in the ’20s there had been a jazz band in Chicago called the Red Hot Peppers.

Damn! There it was: the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The boys thought it went perfectly with their music, a combination of spicy funk and flaming guitar. The name was so well chosen, in fact, that today, forty years on, the band is still hot. Rock on!