Four years ago, we reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was working on an autobiography. Now the influential bassist’s book has a title and a release date.
Acid For the Children will be released on September 25th via Grand Central Publishing and will cover Flea’s upbringing, the trials and triumphs of the Chili Peppers, and his experiences with drugs. (He wrote a moving op-ed for Time on the subject earlier this year.) The publisher calls it “complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.”
Flea, born Michael Balzary, was raised in New York and Los Angeles. He co-founded the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983 and has anchored the band ever since. His unique style of blending rock with funk has inspired a legion to pick up the bass. He’s also collaborated with other musicians like Thom Yorke, The Mars Volta, Jewel, and more. Flea co-founded the non-profit education organization Silverlake Conservatory of Music in 2001.