Anthony Kiedis

American singer Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis is an American vocalist/lyricist, and occasional actor best known as the lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning band Red Hot Chili Peppers. As an actor, he has appeared in F.I.S. T, Point Break, and The Chase. Kiedis published an autobiography entitled Scar Tissue in 2004. Kiedis spent his youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his mother before moving, shortly before his twelfth birthday, to Hollywood to live with his father.
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13 Awesome Baby Names That Pay Tribute To Famous Icons
Huffington Post - 9 months
We know that celebrities inspire popular baby names, from Audrey (Hepburn) to (John) Lennon. But celebrities also choose famous names for their children, with actors and musicians paying homage to legendary stars with their name choices. Our report on this trend from a few years back highlighted picks like Mariah Carey’s Monroe and guitarist Slash’s Cash. The trend hasn’t slowed down one bit! Those names remain in the headlines, but there’s a whole new class of celebrity baby names inspired by stars. Bowie Baby name Bowie made our original list, thanks to Rebecca Minkoff’s daughter, Bowie Lou. Since then, Zoe Saldana has welcomed a son named Bowie, as have Tess Holliday, and Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood. One reason for the acceleration? The early 2016 passing of music legend David Bowie has put this musical surname in the same class as Marley and Hendrix. Presley Jackson Rathbone’s younger child carries a doubly musical name: Presley Bowie. The middle is both a family...
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still in love with L.A.
LATimes - 12 months
“What’s happening, hometown?” Anthony Kiedis asked the crowd Tuesday night at Staples Center. Then the Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman turned to his bandmate Flea with another question: “Where you sleeping tonight?” “My house!” the bassist replied, and he couldn’t have sounded happier about it. ...
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Raymond Pettibon - A 'Muyst' See in Hollywood (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
Raymond Pettibon at the opening of his solo exhibition at Regen Projects. Photo by EMS. Hollywood-based mega gallery, Regen Projects held another triple canopy opening with Raymond Pettibon on Thursday, April 23rd. The show is officially titled, "From my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst suffice," an exhibition of new work by international acclaimed artist, Raymond Pettibon. This marks the artist's tenth solo presentation since joining the gallery in 1993. Pettibon is based in New York. I had the privilege to photograph the opening as part of my survey of covering important events and exhibitions in the Los Angeles art scene. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Photo by EMS. Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Photo by EMS. The show itself presented so much work, that any avid fan who has followed Pettibon since his Black Flag days (Pettibon designed their distinctive "four bars" logo) in the late seventies would be...
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Janet Jackson and Super Bowl Halftime Hypocrisy
Huffington Post - about 4 years
During her 2004 Super Bowl Halftime performance a music legend exposed her right breast for less than a second, sparking great public protest, moral outcry, and fines issued by the Federal Communications Commission. A decade later two music superstars exposed their breasts during the Super Bowl Halftime performance without generating any public outcry or FCC sanctions. The mild reception of the more recent Super Bowl Halftime nipple spectacle is less indicative of a liberal cultural shift and more the result of a persistent double standard in which American society deems male bare-breasted representations as natural and inoffensive, while treating women's exposed breasts as threats against Western Civilization. Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" morphed into one of the most controversial media incidents in pop-cultural history. Some saw Janet's exposed right breast as an attack against family values, an affront against the very moral fabric of American society. In contrast,...
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Super Bowl Exposes Super Hypocrisy on Breasts vs. Chests
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction caused a national meltdown at the 2004 Super Bowl. Yet the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't even bother bringing a wardrobe to Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. Despite the cold weather, singer Anthony Kiedis and bass player Flea performed their hit song 1991 Give It Away completely shirtless, gyrating and prancing as the crowd roared its approval. I'd like to know if the FCC plans to fine this band and FOX for broadcasting nudity to a global audience. And where are those "family values" groups that eviscerated Janet Jackson, not to mention the deep concern from pundits, preachers, and politicians lamenting the decline of civilization? I checked in with the hypersensitive One Million Moms yesterday, because everything offends them. According to their website, "Mom, are you fed up with the trash in today's media? Take action now." Yet there was not one peep about the Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance. No, instead of outrage, the reaction to th...
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Joe Namath's Fur Coat Was The Real Winner Of The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 4 years
With the exception of the halftime show, the Super Bowl is not typically known for its big fashion moments. Thanks to Joe Namath, former Quarterback of the Jets, that sentiment has changed. Namath stepped onto the sidelines Sunday night in a giant, two-toned fur coat which looked a little... out of place. People everywhere took to Twitter to put in their two cents on the coat -- the chatter (obviously) resulted in its own handle, @Namathcoat. While the handle was unable to round up as many followers as Pharell's Grammys hat, the Internet's interest in the coat was palpable. Some loved it, some compared it to an Ikea commercial, and some were inspired to debate about whether or not it's OK to wear fur again. Other fashion moments included Bruno Mars in Saint Laurent, Renée Fleming in Vera Wang and Anthony Kiedis in those... leggings, but our vote for the biggest risk still goes to Namath. However you feel about the coat, one thing is for certain: The former NFL star certa...
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Neil Young, Chili Peppers To Perform In Silverlake For Charity
Huffington Post - over 4 years
SILVERLAKE, Calif. -- SILVERLAKE, Calif. (AP) — Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host. The organization announced Friday that the event will take place Oct. 30 in Silverlake, Calif. Red Hot Chili Peppers will also perform. Flea founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in 2001. It facilitates music education and offers music lessons and scholarships. The RHCP bassist says in a statement that he's "grateful" for all the help given to the organization. He adds that Young performing at the event "is the greatest blessing." A silent auction will take place and will feature donations from Marc Jacobs, Tony Hawk, Pearl Jam, Gucci and others. The event costs $2,000 per guest, and a 10-seat table is $25,000. ___ Online: http://www.silverlakeconservatory.com/
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Sage Is Culver City's Best New Vegan Restaurant
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Virginia Woolf once wrote, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." If Virginia Woolf had traveled down Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City, she would have loved Sage, L.A.'s newest plant-based bistro that is also part organic beergarden and part vegan ice creamery. I, for one, am a meat eater and am always skeptical about vegan restaurants, but with a menu as varied as it is satisfying, Sage is a welcome addition to the Culver City foodie landscape and a place I look forward to revisiting. If ever you've enjoyed a vegetable in your life, I promise you, with Chef Mollie Engelhart's innovative approach to creating delicious, locally-sourced, flavorful food, you won't be disappointed. Sage at 4130 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City (photo by Thomas Mikusz): I chatted with Mollie to find out more about the cooking philosophy behind Sage. The last thing I want to do is tell people what they should and shouldn't be eating. I'd like for regular folks to ...
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Wisconsin District Comes Under Fire After Showing Kids Pro-Obama Video
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Controversy arose last week at a Wisconsin middle school after administrators showed students a video of celebrities expressing support for President Barack Obama, according to local outlet KMSP-TV. Administrators at Hudson Middle School showed the 2009 video in recognition of Peace One Day, an annual international day for peace. While the video features a slew of stars pledging to do good deeds, Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis and actress Demi Moore also pledge to be of service to the president. According to KMSP, the clip offended some local residents. One woman who viewed the video on camera compared it to propaganda from 1940s Germany. Soon after, the district issued a letter of apology, saying using the video “was a mistake.” The note reads, in part: We apologize for any part of the video that was offensive to students, their families and staff. The video conveyed a message that people serve the presidency when in fact our elected officials serve the peopl...
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Exclusive: See Rita Ora, Emmy Rossum and More Stars Hit the Biggest Fashion Week Party
People Magazine - over 4 years
DKNY sure knows how to party! The legendary brand threw a 25th birthday bash on Monday night in New York City’s Financial District, and we’ve got the exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Tons of the New York Fashion Week stars attended the event, including Rita Ora, Emmy Rossum, Hailee Steinfeld, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Terry Richardson and even Jared Leto. And there were lots of special live performances, too, by Ora, Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. And at the end of the night, Kloss and Smalls even presented a huge DKNY birthday cake in the shape of a taxi cab while Ora and Melanie Fiona sang HBD. In the words of Kloss: “DKNY’s 25th birthday … are you kidding me? It’s a milestone. I’m excited to be out here to celebrate.” And celebrate they did. Check out the video to see for yourself, as well as some choice Tweets and Instagrams about the soirée below, then let us know what you think! View t...
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Chilis' frontman brawls with security
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
RED Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis found himself in a brawl with security guards who were protecting the Rolling Stones outside a hotel.     
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Coachella: Chili Peppers close out first weekend
Chicago Times - almost 5 years
INDIO -- "I feel like I'm in 'Lawrence of Arabia,' " Anthony Kiedis said Sunday night, not long after Red Hot Chili Peppers had taken the main stage at Coachella for the final headlining performance of the three-day festival. Kiedis was referring to the dust storm that blew up Sunday afternoon and quickly turned the Empire Polo Club into a wind-swept sandbox. But the frontman might also have felt like Lawrence because he was standing before a crowd the size of an army, easily the biggest any one act played to at Coachella.     
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PHOTO: Joaquin Phoenix Goes Incognito
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Joaquin Phoenix kept things chill in Venice, Calif., Thursday, when he strolled around with girlfriend Heather Christie. Maybe it's her shoes in her hand, or his trademark shades, or the certifiable mutton chops "The Master" actor sported, but the pair looked blissfully in incognito mode. Phoenix, 38, and Christie, 27, first sparked rumors of a romance over the summer, when the couple hit the red carpet together at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Christie is no stranger to the limelight: The model and actress has a 5-year-old son with her ex-boyfriend Anthony Kiedis, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers fame.
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Tonight in Music: PWRHAUS, The Pharmacy, Steve Winwood & More
The Portland Mercury - over 5 years
PWRHAUS, WHITE HINTERLAND, OLD FRIEND (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Read our article on PWRHAUS. THE PHARMACY, THE DANDELIONS, WHITE FANG (East End, 203 SE Grand) Seattle's the Pharmacy continues to crank out simple psych pop that doesn't answer to anyone. The raw energy of their new full-length, Stoned and Alone, comes from the garage, the production brings the sophistication of the Kinks' The Village Green Preservation Society, and the songs are the kind of earworms that will take you back to the days of listening to record albums in your room with your friends. Needless to say, the record—and the Pharmacy—are a good time. And with the songs averaging around two minutes, they also serve as a good life lesson: The good times never last... and say yes to drugs. MARK LORE STEVE WINWOOD, THE WOOD BROTHERS (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) Cor blimey, wottya mean Steve Winwood is da fookin' most versatile British rock star of all time? That's lollicock, tha'...
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"Long Progression"
Rolling Stone - over 5 years
The chiming opening notes on this new B side suggest a Sonic Youth jam until the band comes in all fist pump pop-rock funky and Anthony Kiedis crows "Been around for quite a while" Yes he has But by the time he hits the bit about atrophy ("Vision takes a...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Kiedis
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 53
    In August 2016, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld injected himself into the Chili Peppers/Patton feud taking shots at the Chili Peppers and Kiedis after Flea posted video of him and Koko the gorilla.
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    On July 13, 2016, Kiedis appeared on the television show, Jay Leno's Garage.
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    In a June 2016 interview, Kiedis stated that he at first regretted writing Scar Tissue saying “I did regret the book for a while as there was some pain caused then, I started seeing the long term positive reverberating.
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    In a June 2016 interview, Kiedis opened up about his past relationships saying that there were years when he had over 100 sexual partners and stated “If I saw a pretty girl, I wanted to have her.” When asked about marriage and growing old and alone Kiedis responded by saying “Maybe it is because I never learned to live in a relationship and as silly one sounds, I do not understand women yet.
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    In a May 20, 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, his first since being released from the hospital, Kiedis said that his illness was brought on by an "inflammation in my guts" which he said was complicated by a recent stomach virus and existing scar tissue from previous hernia operations which required his stomach being pumped at the hospital due to his food not being able to properly digest. "That becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out...
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    Kiedis and the Chili Peppers returned to the stage on May 22, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
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    It was confirmed that Kiedis was suffering from intestinal flu and was expected to make a full recovery soon however the band was forced to postpone their iHeartRadio album preview show on May 17, 2016 (rescheduling it for May 26).
    On May 14, 2016, the band were forced to cancel their headlining slot at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast, as Kiedis was rushed to the hospital prior to the band appearing on stage.
  • 2015
    Age 52
    Kiedis, along with his Chili Peppers bandmates, announced in September 2015 that they would be supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.
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    Kiedis received the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented at the UCLA Spring Sing on May 16, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 51
    In November 2014, Kiedis set out on a mini-book tour to promote the Chili Peppers book, Fandemonium.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 47
    Patton was asked in 2010 about the festivals and his relationship with Kiedis.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    Kiedis has a son named Everly Bear born October 2, 2007, from a relationship with model Heather Christie which lasted from 2004 to 2008.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    Christie, who was 18 when they began dating (Kiedis was 41), served as an inspiration for his lyrics on the band's 2006 album Stadium Arcadium.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 35
    Yohanna Logan, with whom Kiedis dated on and off from 1998-2003, served as a positive inspiration on songs from the Californication era such as the outtake "Fat Dance" while their breakup inspired 2002's By the Way album and many of its song lyrics. Following a failed two-year relationship with Australian model Helena Vestergaard, who was only 19 when they began dating in 2012 (he was 50), served as a major influence on his song writing for the band's 2016 album, The Getaway which often has Kiedis questioning their relationship and the age difference between the two.“Lyrically, I’m embarrassed to say, but a two-year relationship that completely fell apart like a nuclear bomb just left me feeling pretty raw and available to the emotional universe for writing.
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    In April 1998, following Frusciante's three-month completion, Flea visited his former band-mate and openly invited him to re-join the band, an invitation Frusciante readily accepted.
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    He was talked into admitting himself to drug rehabilitation in January 1998.
    This caused major tension between Kiedis and Navarro, who was fired from the band in early 1998.
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    The band regrouped in 1998 to begin writing for their seventh studio album however Navarro was now battling his own drug problems.
  • 1995
    Age 32
    Chad Smith broke his arm prior to the launch of the U.S. tour in 1995 so it was delayed until early 1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 27
    Kiedis had a brief relationship in 1990 with singer Sinéad O'Connor who inspired him to write "I Could Have Lied" on 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik while a brief fling with Spice Girls singer Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm inspired "Emit Remmus" from 1999's Californication.
  • 1989
    Age 26
    This led to the end of his two-year relationship with Skye in December 1989: "I had managed to stay sober by not ingesting drugs, so my body had healed from all that torturous activity, but my mind still wasn't healthy enough to work out all the problems that come up in a relationship."
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    He rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Los Angeles to record the album. Upon returning home, he began dating actress Ione Skye, whom Flea had met while appearing with her in the 1987 science fiction film Stranded.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    In June 1980, Kiedis graduated with honors from high school.
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  • 1978
    Age 15
    Through his father Blackie, Kiedis, who worked under the stage name of Cole Dammett, landed his first acting role appearing as Sylvester Stallone's character's son in the 1978 film, F.I.S.T..
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  • 1974
    Age 11
    In 1974, when Kiedis was twelve years old, he moved to Hollywood to live with his father full-time.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 3
    In 1966, when he was three years old, his parents divorced.
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  • 1962
    Born
    Born on November 1, 1962.
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