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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 November 1962Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Nicknames The Swan
The Tuff Daddy
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Kiedis is a singer with the hugely successful alternative rock

  • funk rock - band


Red Hot Chili Peppers, the other members being Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, and Chad Smith. Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored five top-five albums in the UK and America, and have sold over sixty million records worldwide since their formation in 1983. Former band members have included John Frusciante, Jack Irons, Dave Navarro, and the late Hillel Slovak. His records with the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been certified both Gold and Platinum.

Kiedis is also an actor and has taken roles in a string of films.

He is the son of actor Blackie Dammett aka John Kiedis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Trade Mark (2)

Strange dance moves
Frequently performs shirtless

Trivia (25)

His great grandfather, Anton Kiedis, was Lithuanian and his father's mother has some Mohican blood.
Is a vegetarian.
Anthony met the The Dalai Lama during a trip in India at the end of 1996.
In the 1997 the band's touring had to be cancelled after he broke his wrist and his arm in many places in a serious motorbike accident when a car suddenly pulled a U-turn.
Practices yoga.
Most of the songs on the band's 2002 album 'By The Way' were written about his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer Yohanna Logan.
Likes to do "thrilling" things. When he was younger, Anthony and Flea used to jump off roofs for fun.
Broke his back when he was 16 when misjudging a jump from a rooftop into a pool.
Has a nephew called Jackson Diego.
Resides in L.A.; he also owned a house in New Zealand for a while but he recently sold it, saying he actually didn't have enough time to go to New Zealand and didn't need that house.
Has three siblings. Two sisters (Julie and Jen) and one half brother (James).
Has a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Buster.
His father John Kiedis (aka Blackie Dammett) is an actor and president of RHCP club. His mother's name is Margaret "Peggy" Idema. They got married on July 2, 1960.
The song "Transcending" on the Red Hot Chili Peppers album "One Hot Minute" is dedicated to River Phoenix.
His godfather was Sonny Bono.
Published his autobiography "Scar Tissue", which peaked at number 17 on the "New York Times" bestseller list (2004).
He always drinks ginseng tea before going on stage.
Girlfriend Heather Christie gave birth to a baby boy on 2nd October 2007 at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; they named their son Everly Bear.
Has lived in Los Angeles since the age of eleven.
(Late 2004) Putting the finishing touches on the new Red Hot Chili Peppers and it should be out sometime in 2005 though.
currently writing his first autobiography. [April 2004]
Released album "Stadium Arcadium" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. [May 2006]
Released album "By The Way" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. [July 2002]
(Mid-2004) Recording the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album.
Currently compiling a greatest hits album. This will include new material. [October 2003]

Personal Quotes (4)

[About kissing band mate Dave Navarro in the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Warped" video]: "It was totally spontaneous. It was no big deal. It was not any sort of contrived design to shock. The funny thing is people are so close-minded and uptight and freaked out by human contact of the same sex that it ended up having a shocking impact. Probably a lot of people couldn't handle it and decided they didn't like us. And that's okay, because to me it's more important to make someone that can relate to it feel good than to worry about people with a bad case of homophobia. I have a sneaking suspicion that there were probably a lot of frat guys out there who just could not handle the concept. But this is just my own imagination. Apparently the Russians love it though. They're kissers from way back" - interview in the March 5th, 1996 issue of the Toronto Sun.
"I inherited my father's insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world".
When I was younger, I used to hate Germany. I hated the country, the people, the language, the culture, everything! But over the years I've grown to really appreciate the German people. I learned to admire their culture, the films, the poetry, the sculptures, the paintings, the music, and also the beautiful countryside. After all those years, and going there so many times, I really learned to love the country!
What doesn't kill you only makes your book longer.

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