Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American musician, co-founder, lyricist and singer of the Californian funk-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with the 1983 he called Flea (Flea), Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons formed.
Kiedis is Mahican-Indian, Lithuanian, English, French, Irish and Dutch descent and son of actor John Kiedis (Artist Name: Blackie Dammett, most important films: Lethal Weapon, The Lost Empire, Instant Karma, 9 Deaths Of The Ninja) and Margaret ” Peggy “Idema. His parents were divorced in 1968.
Kiedis lived up to his eleventh year with his mother in Paris Street in Grand Rapids (near the Lake Michigan), before he moved to his father in Los Angeles, California. There he lived in a small room behind the bathroom. He attended Emerson Junior High and Fairfax High, where he met for the first time on Michael “Flea” Flea. After graduating, he attended the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), who visited his father. There, he considered it but not for long. With small-time jobs trying to keep their heads above water. (Source: Scar Tissue)
Anthony Kiedis has, in addition to his musical success with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, also a long ordeal with drugs behind him. It was his father John, who introduced him as a child in the drug scene, smoking his first joint Kiedis with his father at the age of 12 years. Kiedis, John took his son even early in the sexuality one (Anthony had at the age of 12 years earlier) for the first time sex, and so with the former girlfriend of his father, and so determined its subsequent excessive sex life with crucial.
Though he had with the Red Hot Chili Peppers first musical successes, emulated Anthony Kiedis after his father, wanted to be like him. Therefore, he could be tailored suits of his father and also a little play-acting in movies, but always in small roles. Short time, he earned still with acting more money than his father. After a heated argument the two parted ways and found again only after many years.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
His bandmate Kiedis, Flea had met already in high school and soon the two were best friends. Hillel Slovak bit came later, also on the high school, and within this short time was Kiedis, Flea, and Hillel, an inseparable trio. Jack Irons, together they formed in 1983 for a performance of Tony Flow & the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem (Kiedis got the nickname Antoine the Swan), which then became the Red Hot Chili Peppers. There was a cycle of music, success, girls and drugs, and especially Anthony a typical “sex-drugs-and-rock ‘n roll-led life. Because of his drug problem, he was briefly thrown by his friends Flea, Hillel and the band. But after a cold turkey at the Salvation Army and a telephone conversation with Flea, he was reinstated. Since 1988, Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose, decided Kiedis (who was just as Hillel was a drug addict) to stop drug use. He was quickly relapsed, was then clean again for about 5 years, until in 1994 after a diazepam syringe during dental treatment was re-offend. This was repeated in much the same way again, except that the distances between the relapses were less and less, until he finally realized why he was always heroin and cocaine (known as speedball) injected (always) after a breakup with his girlfriend and is clean since 2000 as a.
A very influential for him was the relationship with Jennifer Bruce, he dated to the mid-1980s (his comment about her in his autobiography: “She out-Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefanied before there even was a Gwen Stefani).
In 2004 he published in the U.S. and Britain his autobiography Scar Tissue, which was published in 2005, also in German translation. 2003 Anthony Kiedis has become a “named” Sexiest Man of the World “. For over three years he was involved with the model Heather Christie, who brought his first son, Everly Bear Kiedis to the world. In July 2008 the two parted again.
He’s since the 80s is now a vegetarian and vegan. In 2008 he was elected to PETA’s World’s Sexiest Vegetarian. .
Anthony Kiedis as a bit player in:
* 1978: F.I.S.T. – A man goes his way (F.I.S.T.)
* 1986: Archie and Harry – They can not leave (Tough Guys)
* 1987: Less Than Zero (Less Than Zero)
* 1991: Point Break (Point Break)
* 1994: The Chase