Scar Tissue

Front Cover
Little, Brown Book Group, Dec 20, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0

cant put it down!

User Review  - Stephen G. - Overstock.com

must have if you are a fan of RHCP! or want to read a story of someone coming back from the brink of death and making something of himself! great book Read full review

Anthony Kiedis 3

User Review  - arec - Overstock.com

A perfect gift for anyone who loves the RHCP andor Anthony Kiedis. This book lays out everything the good the bad and the ugly. Everything you wanted to know or thought you knew just forget and enjoy the book written in first person of Kiedis. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2018)

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.

Bibliographic information