Anthony Kiedis Career and Net Worth
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Anthony Kiedis is an American rock musician who has a net worth of $155 million. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lyricist, and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers which has sold more than 80 million records worldwide to date. In May 2021 the Red Hot Chili Peppers sold their music catalog for $140 million.
Anthony Kiedis Early Life
Anthony Kiedis was born November 3, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the age of three, his parents divorced and his father-John Michael Kiedis, who became known professionally as Blackie Dammett relocated to Hollywood alone. Anthony was brought up by his mother Margaret (“Peggy”) in Grand Rapids. Anthony’s mother remarried, and gave birth to Kiedis’s two half-sisters. He spent two weeks of each summer in Los Angeles with his father, who by then was dealing drugs part-time to support his pay as a struggling actor. Anthony looks back at these trips as some of the fondest and most fun memories of his childhood. In 1974, when he was 12 years old, he moved to Los Angeles to live with his father. His father’s drug business, exposed Anthony to the world. Anthony used to smoke cannabis and do cocaine with his father regularly. At age 14, Anthony inadvertently tried heroin for the first time, mistaking it for cocaine. He went to Fairfax High School. At Fairfax, he became friends with fellow classmate and future bandmate, Flea. The two forged a closely knit bond during a driver’s education course. Anthony introduced Flea who was a jazz lover and aspiring jazz musician, to the world of punk rock music. Anthony met future bandmate Hillel Slovak following a performance with his band Anthym. He graduated with flying colors notwithstanding getting his drug use. He finished school with honors in 1980 and then enrolled at UCLA where he studied writing.Who is the richest RHCP member? Flea is.
Anthony Kiedis Success
Anthony, Slovak, and Flea started to do music together in the early ’80. The later included their friend and former classmate Jack Irons. They were influenced by a punk/funk fusion band dubbed Defunkt. The four formed a group originally known as Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. After they gained popularity for their performances at a local bar, they changed their name to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony had a penchant for dreaming up wild stunts. For instance, at a show at a strip club in Hollywood, he proposed the band members perform wearing only socks on their penises. Stunts like this gained the band local notoriety, and they began booking up clubs across the city.
Anthony Kiedis Personal Life
Anthony has a son-Everly Bear. He was born in 2007, with ex-girlfriend Heather Christie. Anthony and Christie separated in March 2018. They lovers started dating when Christie was 18 and Anthony 41. He was romantically involved with Helena Vestergaard for two years beginning in 2012, when she was 19 and he was 50. Anthony and Mike Patton have been engaged in a feud since 1989 after Anthony accused Patton of copying his on-stage and music video performance style for their biggest hit, “Epic.” Patton has claimed over the years that Kiedis got Mr. Bungle thrown off several major bills for festivals and shows.