The lead singer and lyricist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, is well-known throughout the world. His father, a failing actor who also sold drugs to supplement his income, exposed his adolescent son to drug use.
He became well-known as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ lead singer, a band he co-founded. Tony Flow, Cole Dummett, and Antoine the Swan are other monikers commonly used to refer to Anthony Kiedis.
The band’s most popular album, “Californication,” sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Numerous successful singles, including “Otherside,” “Californication,” and “Scar Tissue,” came from it.
Anthony Kiedis, whose heritage includes Lithuanian, English, Irish, French, Dutch, and Mohican, was born on 1 November 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the United States.
Kiedis’s parents separated when he was three years old. Kiedis was brought up in Grand Rapids by his mother Margaret (“Peggy”). Kiedis’s mother remarried, which resulted in the birth of his two half-sisters.
He signed up for Fairfax High School. Kiedis graduated from high school in June 1980 with honors despite abusing drugs frequently throughout his time there. He then decided to enroll at UCLA to pursue writing.
Although he began his career as a child actor, he quickly made the transition to music, and in 1980, he joined forces with bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary to form the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The band’s initial albums saw only modest financial success before the smash album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” in 1991 brought them tremendous fame.
In 1983, Anthony joined forces with his buddies Flea, Slovak, and Jack Irons to form the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band played rock music with funk, punk, and psychedelic rock influences.
The Red Hot Chili Pepper, the band’s debut album, was released in 1984. The album failed to chart and garnered mediocre reviews.
A tremendously successful concert tour followed their second album, “Freaky Styley.” But the members’ drug abuse got worse while they were on tour.
They released the album “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” in 1987, which was more popular both critically and commercially than its predecessors.
Mother’s Milk, their following album, was released in 1989. The top singles from it were “Knock Me Down” and “Higher Ground.”
Their first major success came with the release of the album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” in 1991. The band became well-known all over the world thanks to the record, which also achieved multi-Platinum status in the US, UK, and Canada.
In 1999, the album “Californication” was released. Themes like death, desire, drugs, suicide, globalization, etc. were addressed in the song lyrics.
On the Billboard 200, the 2002 album “By the Way” peaked at No. 2. It had music that was more melodious.
(2006)’s “Stadium Arcadium” was their highest charting album to date. It received seven Grammy nominations and was well-received by critics.
Anthony Kiedis’ estimated current net worth is $120 million, with the majority of his money coming from his work with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Everly Bear, Kiedis’ son with ex-girlfriend Heather Christie, was born in 2007. Christie and Kiedis called it quits in March 2018. When they started dating, Christie was 18 and Kiedis was 41. they also had a son.
Since 1989, Kiedis and Mike Patton have been at odds. Over the years, Patton has asserted that Kiedis was responsible for Mr. Bungle being removed from several important festival and performance bills.
Sonny Bono and his wife Cher, who was then married, were good friends of Kiedis’s father. The godfather of Kiedis was Sonny Bono.
Anthony is the owner of properties worth $30–$40 million in different parts of the country. He paid $3.65 million for his Hollywood mansion overlooking the Sunset Strip in 2013.
He has residences in Michigan, Las Vegas, and the North Shore of Kauai, which he purchased in 2005 for $2.6 million.
Six of the 16 Grammy Award nominations the Red Hot Chili Peppers garnered, including Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Dani California,” were won by them.