The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band. Critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere -- their CD Californication sold over 13 million copies alone.
Now in Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis defies the rock star clichés. In his telling, we can see everything he has done has been part of a passionate journey. Kiedis is a man "in love with everything" -- the darkness, the death, the disease. Even his descent into drug addition was a part of that journey, another element that he has transformed into art....Continua
150 less pages and it would have been a great book. The funny thing is that the book goes as the band did: hectic in the first part, then a peak when John enters the band, a low when he leavs and then sweety and cosy and calm and hopeful when he rejoins the band....Continua
It starts well. It's interesting and shocking. Also it's great to know how one of my favourite bands was born.
Going on though it becomes a bit repetitive: drugs, sex, rehab, drugs, sex, rehab...