Anthony Kiedis and Everly Bear Kiedis attend the 'Cars 2' Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on June 18, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Lester Cohen. #anthonykiedis #everlybearkiedis
‘We needed each other to exist when we began. We were poor and hungry and emotionally uncertain, we were sort of homeless little kids. We formed a friendship and a band based on those needs and that love for life and music – and that still exists in us. We still, at the end of the day, have chosen a friend to play music with, because that’s what we like to do. And that’s what Flea and I like to do. We could go off and do other things that were professional and successful or whatever, but it’s not as meaningful as doing this. The spirit started in 1983 and it’s still painfully relevant and evident in what we do.’ - Anthony Kiedis #redhotchilipeppers #rhcp #anthonykiedis #flea #80s #90s
"Dave had always been our first choice after John left. We had approached him early on, but he'd been too busy with his side project after Jane's Addiction broke up. Lately, Chad had been hanging around with him, and he was sure Dave would love to come over. It was the ideal situation, because when Dave was in Jane's Addiction, they had virtually invented a sound and shared a spirit of music that was unique and enormously emotional and was the voice of L.A. for a long time. It was passionate, original art coming from all the right places, with all the right insanity and love.
So we fired Jesse (Tobias) and hired Dave.
Navarro had the best line. He told us, 'I heard a rumor out on the street that the reason you fired Jesse was 'cause he was too cute and was stealing some of the female attention away from you. And then you hire me. What does that say for me?' He had the most sardonic sense of humor. When he first joined the band, he made up guitar picks that listed each guitarist we'd ever had in the band. After his name, there was a question mark." - Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue #anthonykiedis #davenavarro #flea #chadsmith #redhotchilipeppers #rhcp #90s