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Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis

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The frank, shocking and inspiring autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'the world's biggest band' (MOJO).

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.

About The Author

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.

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    An intriguing, inspiring life story. Highly addictive read.

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    An important novel for gen y, full of high's and low's of the bands life. Painfully heartbreaking and hilarious in the same breath. Way too many drug references though, this guy will never learn. one cant help but love him regardless

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      its a real book that was written with an honesty that is very refreshing as well as shocking .This book really fits in well with why Red hot Chillie peppers is the iconic band they are today .A must read !!

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        Kiedis recounts his pharmacological odyssey with wide-eyed relish and a refreshing lack of rehab remorse - SUNDAY TIMES

        Everyone who reads this genuinely outrageous book will have their own favourite scene - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

        An entertaining account of being the most priapic, junkie member of California's most priapic, junkie rock band - GUARDIAN

        The year's most astonishing rock autobiography - OBSERVER

        ISBN: 9780751535662
        ISBN-10: 0751535664
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 480
        Published: 1st December 2005
        Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 3.6
        Weight (kg): 0.41
        Edition Number: 1