Scar Tissue

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Hachette Books, Oct 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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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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User Review  - arec - Overstock.com

A perfect gift for anyone who loves the RHCP and/or Anthony Kiedis. This book lays out everything: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everything you wanted to know or thought you knew, just forget and enjoy the book written in first person of Kiedis. Read full review

Heartfelt, honest, sincere

User Review  - senona - Overstock.com

I didn't want to put the book down. As a lead singer of my own band, I could really understand every angle of the book...but for other readers who aren't into music and the chili peppers- it will really open your eyes.... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Me Im from Michigan
Spider and
Fairfax High
Under the Zero One
Deep Kicking
The Red Hots
Groundhog Year
Funky Monks
Warped
Over the Wall
Nothing
Welcome to Californication
A Moment of Clarity
Acknowledgments
Photographic Insert About the Authors

The Organic AntiBeat Box Band
Refourming

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About the author (2004)

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.