Flea Says Red Hot Chili Peppers Would Have Dissolved Without Anthony Kiedis’ Dedication
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently shared a photo with the band’s frontman Anthony Kiedis on his official Instagram account to celebrate his birthday. Flea highlighted that the band could continue to exist thanks to the lead singer.
As you probably know, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ founding members, vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, guitarist Hillel Slovak met when they were students at Fairfax High School. Even though Flea and Slovak were the members of another band called Anthym, along with Jack Irons, they also wanted to jam and produce songs with Kiedis.
Therefore, when Kiedis found an opportunity to perform an opening act for a local band, he asked Flea, Slovak, and Irons to join him. The band’s first name was Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. They founded RHCP, which would become one of the most famous rock bands in the world, in 1983.
The remaining band members went through some hard times when Slovak died of a drug overdose, and Jack Irons left the band after he was too devastated to continue in 1988. However, according to Flea, the band didn’t disband as they continued creating and playing together, thanks to Anthony Kiedis’ dedication and effort. Flea revealed these touching details while celebrating the frontman’s 59th birthday.
Flea’s IG post read:
“A long road of known and unknown forces. This is me and my brother Anthony Kiedis in 1983, the year we started the RHCP with Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. A couple of years out of Fairfax High School, we were wildlings in the street, and those forces were well at play. Without Anthony’s dedication, the band would have dissolved ages ago. Happy birthday, Anthony I love you.”
You can see the photo below.