The frank, shocking and inspiring autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his father Blackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. After a brief child-acting career, Kiedis dropped out of U.C.L.A. and plunged headfirst into the demimonde of the L.A. underground music scene. He formed the band with three schoolfriends - and found his life's purpose. Crisscrossing the country, the Chili Peppers were musical innovators and influenced a whole generation of musicians.;But there's a price to pay for both success and excess and in SCAR TISSUE, Kiedis writes candidly of the overdose death of his soul mate and band mate, Hillel Slovak, and his own ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs.;SCAR TISSUE far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption.
Kiedis recounts his pharmacological odyssey with wide-eyed relish and a refreshing lack of rehab remorse SUNDAY TIMES Everyone who reads this genuinely outrageous book will have their own favourite scene INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY An entertaining account of being the most priapic, junkie member of California's most priapic, junkie rock band GUARDIAN The year's most astonishing rock autobiography OBSERVER
Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the rock group The Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of the most beloved bands in the world. He lives in the Los Angeles, Ca. area. Visit www.redhotchilipeppers.com for further information on the band and its history.
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Reviewed by John from Joburg on 12 July 2012
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If you have not read this, what are you waiting for? Click BUY NOW. It's brilliant. One of top 3 biographies I've ever read.
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Reviewed by Calvarine from Durban on 22 June 2012
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Shockingly and undeniably the most riveting biography i have read. Anthony is so organic throughout the book. an excellent read. Hardcore rockstar at its best. i thoroughly enjoyed how candid he was and his life especially as a kid.