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The Autobiography Of A Flea (To A Point)




Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing with the band in 2011.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing with the band in 2011.
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In the early 1980s, while attending Fairfax High School, Michael Peter Balzary — better known as Flea — met Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. Together they formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the rest is history. In addition to his work with the Chili Peppers, Flea is also an actor. He appears in Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas’ current film, “Queen & Slim." John Horn spoke with Flea about his new memoir, "Acid For The Children," which details his wild days before forming the Chili Peppers.