He is best known as a founding member and the lead vocalist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and has appeared on every album released by the band. Kiedis and his fellow band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Kiedis spent his youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his mother, then moved shortly before his twelfth birthday to live with his father in Hollywood. While attending Fairfax High School , Kiedis developed close friendships with fellow students Michael Balzary later known as Flea and Hillel Slovak , who at the time were members of a band called Anthym. After high school, Kiedis began taking classes at UCLA , but dropped out early in his sophomore year. He later received an offer to be the opening act for a local band, and enlisted Flea, Slovak, and drummer Jack Irons to assist.
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Who Was Anthony Kiedis?
By Rianne Addo For Mailonline. Anthony Kiedis stepped out in a foot brace alongside a female companion at Malibu's Soho House on Tuesday evening. My Friends hitmaker Anthony proved safety comes first as he sported a grey protective face mask, with the brunette following suit.
The Red Chili Peppers' alternative rock album, BloodSugarSexMagik , was a career breakthrough for the band, selling more than 4 million copies. As the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis is one of best-known figures in alternative rock. His parents split when Kiedis was 3 years old. Thereafter, he lived with his mother, Peggy, in Michigan and visited his father, John, in California. His father made most of his money selling drugs, but also dabbled in acting. Developing an aversion to authority at an early age, Kiedis acted out in school. He eventually convinced his mother to agree to let him live with his father in California.