Published Apr 13, 2018Back in 2014, Flea revealed plans to pen his own memoir. Now, the long-awaited book from the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has a title and release date.
An online listing from Grand Central Publishing reveals the book's title as Acid For the Children, with the book set to arrive on shelves September 25. The book is said to find the bassist telling "his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star."
A press release from the memoir's initial 2014 announcement noted that the book would shed light on the following topics:
His move from a "normal" upbringing in the suburbs of New York to Los Angeles to live a bohemian life with a jazz musician step-father; his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA where he befriends Anthony Kiedis and founds the Red Hot Chili Peppers with Kiedis and two other high school friends; details about his sometimes complex friendship and collaboration with Kiedis; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and, of course, the tumultuous creative journey of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers through its various incarnations over the last 30 years, according to Flea.
"I love literature deeply," Flea said in the 2014 press release. "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's bandmate Kiedis released his own autobiography, Scar Tissue, back in 2004. Red Hot Chili Peppers last released The Getaway in 2016.