A Red Hot Chilli Peppers Use and Abuse

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Katie McConnell
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October 10, 2013
A Red Hot Chili Peppers Use and Abuse Being one of the most famous rock stars in the world sounds like it would be all fun and games, right? For Anthony Kiedis it was a never ending roller coaster ride of fun, drugs, sex, fame, and also tragedy. Living the typical “rock star” lifestyle, Kiedis hit some of the highest and lowest points of his time. Many of those highs and lows involved Anthony being high, whether it be from marijuana, lsd, cocaine, heroin, or any other experimental drug he used. Struggling to keep himself together as he went on many unnecessary binges, Kiedis and his band the Red Hot Chili Peppers still managed to come out on top at the end of the rock n’ roll age of the twentieth century. If I were to paint a picture of Anthony’s personality, it would have to have many psychedelic characteristics, for he is very out-there compared to what is classified as normal. He is an artist with a completely original style, not only in his appearance but also in his song writing. In his prime time of the late 80’s into the early 90’s, he fits the description of a young, athletic body typed yet grungy looking California punk. Mo-hawks were styled, one tattoo turned into another, waves off the coast line were being surfed, and his overall attitude toward the world was rebellious with a “not giving a fuck” attitude. Kiedis simply did what he wanted, when he wanted, and ignored authority completely.
Being the young out-law he was, Anthony got introduced to many drugs and foolishly tried whatever he could get his hands on. At the young age of 12, Anthony’s father John (Blackie Dammett) introduced him to marijuana while sitting in the kitchen of his house in Los Angeles. A series of Polaroid pictures of this event were published in Kiedis’s autobiography “Scar Tissue.” He comments, “For me, this…...

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