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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea Lands Deal to Pen Autobiography

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is writing an official memoir! For 30 years, Flea has manned the low-end for the iconic act, playing on countless classic tracks while redefining what a hard rock bassist can do.

Ten years ago, RHCP vocalist Anthony Kiedis wrote one of rock’s all-time greatest memoirs, ‘Scar Tissue.’ The tales told by Kiedis were captivating from start to finish, and soon we’ll be able to dive into the mind of Michael Peter Balzary, known to fans as Flea. the bassist reportedly signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing for his memoir.

According to a press release, Flea is writing the book himself and the pages will consist of all things needed in a masterful rock autobiography:

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.

As of yet, there is not a title or a proposed release date for the book and given Flea’s busy schedule, it may be some time before it’s complete. Red Hot Chili Peppers started off 2014 by announcing that they were “gearing up to start writing again.”

Stay tuned for more Red Hot Chili Peppers news as the year continues!

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