Posted: 28 April, 2015
Get the inside scoop from Kiedis' nephew on what it's REALLY like living with the rockstar
(Image from noisecreep.com)
Anthony Kiedis’ memoir Scar Tissue is the epitome of celebrity bios, with the whole book being filled to the brim with mayhem, mischief and utter, utter rock’n’roll chaos. But in a recent Reddit AMA, his nephew reveals that even though everyday life with the rocker isn’t quite as insane as the life of rockstar-dom, there’s still some pretty bloody moments when your uncle is a legend.
Here’s 6 things we’ve learnt about livin with Anthony Kiedis:
Though being a world renowned frontman to one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands in the world, Kiedis doesn’t know how to play the guitar.
“He doesn’t know much more than a few chords on guitar, so I haven’t gotten any lessons from him, but I do see him as a huge inspiration for my own musical endeavors.”
You’re not the only one, mate.
- Kiedis and Flea are still best mates.
After all these years and all those crazy times, Anthony and Flea are still BFF’s. Awwwww! (Also, Flea is the voice of Donnie from The Wild Thornberry’s! WHAT?!)
“Flea [is] still my uncles best friend. They are all amazing people. When I was a kid, I loved The Wild Thornberry’s and would always ask Flea to do the Donnie voice once I found out it was him. He obliged every time but did it more half-heartedly every time. Haha.”
- He likes dressing up as Santa Claus.
Apparently the legendary RHCP frontman likes dressing up for the holidays!
“Although it has been a few years since we’ve celebrated Xmas together, they would always be great. He would take on the role of Santa and pass around presents to people. He also always had the best gifts ever…He got me drums and a bass once for Christmas.”
Can you imaging a tatted up, ripped as Santa Claus cruising around Christmas morning passing out all the pimpest presents?
And personally, that’s all I want on my Christmas list this year.
- His dad (Blackie) is one crazy mother-fu****.
Well they don’t say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” for no reason. Apparently the Kiedis crazy is inherited.
“Blackie…I haven’t seen him since RHCP got inducted into the hall of fame. I used to see him every couple of months, his house in Michigan was crazy. He had a giant skull collection lining the walls of every room and an unlicensed wolf named Shiva. Everyone in my small hometown knew someone that knew Blackie. He got around quite a bit.”
“[He smells like] years worth of BO. It’s kind of charming in a weird musky way though.”
This one we could have predicted – charm and all.
- He loves performing with buskers on the street.
The music love is strong within this one! When music is your lifeblood yet you still take every opportunity to partake in it, you know the love is real.
“Any time we pass buskers on the street and he’s feeling the music, he will ship out his crazy spin moves. He sometimes runs into passersy too. Actually, this one time last Summer in a tiny Michigan beach town there was this old school country singing busker. My uncle asked if he knew ‘Why Don’t You Love Me Like You used To Do’ by Hank Williams (which RHCP covered). The busker knew it and my uncle sang harmonies with him. Too cool.”