Flea's 400-page 'Acid for the Children' memoir to be released this November

music news 25/08/2019

Flea, the bassist for Red Hot Chilli Peppers, has led a distinguished life, all of which we'll get to read about in detail across 400 pages of his forthcoming memoir titled Acid for the Children.

Coming out on November 5th through Grand Central Publishing, the book will take fans through the journey that is Flea's life - from his childhood split between Australia, New York City and Los Angeles through his says as a budding musiciand and to the top of the world as an iconic rock musician. 

The synopsis reads:

"In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers."

You can buy the book on pre-order from a number of retailers on the Grand Central Publishing website here.