There is something that is very important about the physical existence. The pagan connection to the earth — the celebration of being in this body and all we can do with it. But at the same time, we are physical beings having a spiritual experience. And the combo platter of those two is very much the makeup of what the Chili Peppers do. With any kind of funk music, there is a visceral, guttural celebration going on, where you just wanna hump and dance and jump. But there’s also a sense of the spirit that inspires all that. — Anthony Kiedis, 2002.
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By Ross Halfin
What’s the secret to your eternal youth? Ha, ha! I’ve done years of dismal drug addiction and smoking everything you could put in a pipe – self-loathing, self-abusing behaviour. But being in a band has kept me youthful at heart. It’s mental and emotional exercise as well as physical. It keeps me in motion. Also, my mom and dad are very much in love with life and that is a great gift I have inherited.
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Anthony Kiedis in a video posted by Flea on his Instagram yesterday.
Josh has influenced the hell out of everything on this record; he influences my vocals too. He has tipped the chemistry. He’s changed all of us, but, at the same time, there’s an obvious thread from who we have been and who I have been. He’s challenged my brain. He’s made me grow a bit. — Anthony Kiedis, 2011
My personal philosophy of life is that I’m happy to be alive. When I wake up and experience a new day, I can find the most simple pleasures to feel fortunate for. Waking up and having a bicycle to ride is pretty much enough for me to feel alright.
Anthony and Everly Bear at the beach in Malibu.
Red Hot Chili Peppers on The Jonathan Ross Show, 2011.