Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is writing a memoir, which has already been picked up by Grand Central Publishing.
The book is expected to cover the childhood of Flea (born Michael Balzary), which shifted from normal suburban living to a bohemian youth with his stepfather, who was a jazz musician; all his years with the RHCP (including the group’s founding and his friendship with the band’s lead singer, Anthony Kiedis) and his drug experiences.
But, the book is unlikely to be a memoir of the dirt-dishing variety, if Flea’s relationship to the written word is anything to go by.
“I love literature deeply. I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I’m going to do my best to honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am,” Flea said.
The memoir is still untitled and no publication date has been set. Don’t worry, we’ll be watching…