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Acid For The Children

Acid For The Children

The Autobiography of Flea, The Red Hot Chili Peppers Legend

by Flea

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/11/2019

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Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

The strange tale of a boy named Flea starts in Rye, NY. It was all very normal. But soon his parents divorced and his mother Patricia remarried a jazz musician. Flea's stepfather frequently invited musicians to his house for jam sessions which sparked Flea's interest in music. The family moved to Los Angeles, where Flea became fascinated with the trumpet, idolizing musicians like Miles, Dizzy, and Louis.

But the family soon fell apart, "I was raised in a very violent, alcoholic household," Flea later said. "I grew up being terrified of my parents, particularly my father figures. It caused [me] a lot of trouble later in life." He began smoking weed at 13, and became a daily user of harder drugs. He was on the streets by 14 and soon after, met another social outcast and drug user named Anthony Kiedis. They form a band that would become the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Acid For The Children is pure, uncut Flea, with nothing left unsaid.

ISBN:
9781472230829
9781472230829
Category:
Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-11-2019
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
232x152x30mm
Weight:
0.53kg
Flea

Flea is an Australian-American musician and actor best known as bassist and founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Flea is also the co-founder of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization founded in 2001 for underprivileged children.

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