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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will write a memoir

Flea said he thinks of books as 'sacred' and that he has a desire to 'honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am.'

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Flea (center) performs at the Super Bowl with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruno Mars, and Mars' band.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will reportedly write a memoir. 

Flea, who was born Michael Balzary, has been a member of the band since it was founded (the group released a self-titled debut in 1984). According to the book’s publisher, Grand Central Publishing, Flea’s book will focus on his “young, rebellious life on the streets of L.A. 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 Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

In a statement, Flea said that he thinks of books as “sacred” and that he has a desire to “honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am.”

A release date for the book has not yet been announced.

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