- NAME: Anthony Kiedis
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: November 01, 1962 (Age: 51)
- Did You Know?: Anthony Kiedis's godfather was Sonny Bono, of Sonny & Cher fame.
- Did You Know?: Anthony Kiedis began acting in the mid-1970s, using the stage name 'Cole Dammet.'
- EDUCATION: Fairfax High School, University of California, Los Angeles
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Grand Rapids, Michigan
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their breakthrough alternative rock album, 1991's BloodSugarSexMagik, sold more than 4 million copies.
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In July 1997, Kiedis was involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. He broke his wrist and forearm when he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. The following year, Kiedis sued the driver for damages.
By the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 1999 hit record Californication, Frusciante was back in the band, replacing Navarro who left to pursue solo projects. "Around the World,
" "Scar Tissue" and the title track all did well on the rock charts. 2002's By the Way was also a strong seller, making it to the number two spot on the Billboard 200.
For the first time in 2006, the Red Hot Chili Peppers reached the top of the Billboard 200 album charts with Stadium Arcadium. The following year, Kiedis told Rolling Stone magazine that the Red Hot Chili Peppers had "disbanded for the moment." The band had toured extensively to support their latest album, and everyone wanted to take a hiatus. In addition to relaxing, Kiedis served as festival curator for the New American Music Festival around this time, in August 2008.
In August 2011, the Chili Peppers released I'm With You, their 10th studio album—and their first since Stadium Arcadium. The project included "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"—marking the band's 12th No. 1 single on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart—as well as the popular singles "Monarchy of Roses," "Look Around" and "Brendan's Death Song."
Kiedis borrowed the title from the Red Hot Chili Peppers hit "Scar Tissue" for his candid 2004 autobiography, in which he described his extensive drug use and relationships with such women as actress Ione Skye and director Sofia Coppola. He also disclosed that he had battled hepatitis C. "As a person and a musician, I feel like I'm just getting started. ... I kind of look at this as the halftime report," Kiedis said to People magazine during an interview about his book.
Kiedis became a father for the first time in October 2007, when he and then-girlfriend Heather Christie welcomed a son, Everly Bear. The couple parted ways in 2008.
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