Scar Tissue

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Hyperion Books, Oct 19, 2005 - Music - 480 pages
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Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock's most provocative figures

Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride.

Whether he's recollecting the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses, or retracing a journey that has included appearances as diverse as a performance before half a million people at Woodstock or an audience of one at the humble compound of the exiled Dalai Lama, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess. Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption -- a story that could only have come out of the world of rock.

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Easy to read and an insight into the band as well - Goodreads
Quite enjoyed it until the rushed ending - Goodreads
Love Anthony Kiedis' writing sytle. - Goodreads
A wild ride with lots of crazy plot twists. - Goodreads
very compelling - a page turner - Goodreads
Incredibly gripping insight into an amazing life. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adam Kharman - Goodreads

From a big Red Hot Chili Pepper fans perspective, this autobiography was incredible. Very inspiring. Would recommend to anyone wanting to gain an insight into the life of a rockstar. Read full review

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User Review  - Nathaniel James - Goodreads

As a diehard Chilli Peppers fan since the release of The Uplift Mofo Party Plan way back in '89 (I stole the cassette), you'd think I would have gotten around to reading this earlier. I knew about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Anthony Kiedis grew up in L.A. and formed The Red Hot Chili Peppers in high school. The group's breakthrough album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, was recorded in 1991; their 1999 album Californication sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Their latest album, By the Way, is one of their best sellers yet. The band toured extensively in 2003. Kiedis lives in the Los Angeles area.

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