Back in 2014, Flea revealed plans to release a memoir. Today the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has unveiled a title and release date.
A listing from Grand Central Publishing shows the book’s title as Acid For the Children. A release day is slotted for September 25.
The book is described as Flea telling “his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.”
A press release from the 2014 announcement stated that the memoir would touch on the following:
His move from a “normal” upbringing in the suburbs of New York to Los Angeles to live a bohemian life with a jazz musician step-father; his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA 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 legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers through its various incarnations over the last 30 years, according to Flea.
“I love literature deeply,” Flea said in the press release. “I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I’m going to do my best to honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am.”
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