No one tell Anthony Kiedis
Are you known for wearing nothing but a gym sock in public, whipping out wild bass licks, playing unplugged instruments at the Super Bowl and winning seven Grammy Awards? If you fit that bill, you should definitely write a memoir.
Currently, however, there’s only one man who fits that description: Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, the bassist and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Grand Central Publishing just announced that they have acquired his memoir, which sounds good: there’s little doubt that he has a story or two to tell.
According to the press release Flea’s memoir, which he is apparently writing himself, will cover topics including:
His move from a “normal” upbringing in the suburbs of New York to Los Angeles to live a bohemian life with a jazz musician step-father; his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA where he befriends Anthony Kiedis and founds the Red Hot Chili Peppers with Kiedis and two other high school friends; details about his sometimes complex friendship and collaboration with Kiedis; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and, of course, the tumultuous creative journey of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers through its various incarnations over the last 30 years, according to Flea.