As we’ve been reporting, Anthony’s father, Blackie Dammett, has been writing his autobiography and I’m really happy to be able to say it’s now finished and online! It’s called ‘Lords of the Sunset Strip’ -obviously referring to the time when Blackie and the young Anthony were involved in the club scene on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (as also mentioned in AK’s own autobiography, ‘Scar Tissue.’)
Clearly, as it’s Blackie’s autobiography, it contains stories and mention of his son, Anthony Kiedis, but it also mentions the Red Hot Chili Peppers so it’s a great read for fans of Anthony himself and the band as a whole.
It’s available to download from Amazon (I won’t give links as you have to download from the Amazon website for the country you are in; just search for the book and it’s really easy to find!). Blackie has given so much to the RHCP community over the years so please support him in this venture and download it; the book has been a real labour of love to him. Enjoy everyone!
And on a personal note:
Thank you so much Blackie for the mention in the acknowledgements; it means so much to me. It’s been an honour to have helped support you in any way I could. I’m so delighted this book is now published after all of your hard work and efforts. Congratulations! Rebecca Billingham <3
Many thanks to Ines Hrkać Perković for help with this!
We often post ‘fun’ things on that page that aren’t added on this website or before they are added here. We also frequently have ‘post themes’ for a week- this week it will be some of my photos of Anthony that have been digitally altered for a different effect. Concert and other photos also get added as profile & cover pictures on a regular basis so it’s a way of checking out something new without having to trawl through the thousands of photos we have in Galleries on here. Hopefully, see you there soon!
The new photos taken for the Russian edition of Vogue magazine of Anthony Kiedis with a woman called Ruby Aldridge have been posted on a new page (the assumption is that she’s Anthony’s new girlfriend; if so I will move the page to the ‘Girlfriend’ section over the next few days) but it can be accessed from the menu bar for now as that’s easier for people to locate.
I’ve also added a couple of photos of a meeting that took place at Anthony’s Malibu home for a group called Enviro Board: Anthony Kiedis & Enviro Board which were taken last year- I don’t think they’ve been that widely seen (were only a couple of hundred views when I was linked to them a couple of weeks ago).
And I’ve added random photos that I have lurking to relevant places in the photo galleries so have a look as there might be something new
Anthony’s father has been writing his autobiography as many of you know and obviously it will contain details of Anthony Kiedis and also the Red Hot Chili Peppers; it was due to be released a while ago but got delayed for several reasons…. However, publication of this long-awaited book has just moved another step closer! A few minutes ago, Blackie published the list of contents on his Facebook page:
Anthony Kiedis is to feature in the 150th edition of a New Zealand surfing magazine called NZ Surf Mag. More details and an order link (hard copy in New Zealand and digital copy for rest of the world) can be found HERE
UPDATE: I’ve just downloaded the digital version (if you look around there’s a link to Zinio to download one edition; the price paid apparently varies where you are but it was 6 NZ dollars + tax when I got it just.) The interview is an in-depth surf one with Anthony discussing how he got into surfing, what it means to him and he also talks about how he doesn’t take any unnecessary risks because of wanting to be a father to Everly Bear. He also talks about how he’s now careful about surfing before a show as he hurt himself prior to the New Zealand shows:
What about the risk element involved in surfing; does that ever enter into your mind that it could affect your performance on stage?
Before two days ago, no! I know that surfing involves getting hurt because I get hurt all the time, but I also have this kind of ignorance where I refuse to believe that I could ever get hurt bad enough so that I couldn’t do my job, because i never really have…. But then two days ago after being dragged over the rocks at Shippies, I realised WOW, I’m about to start a month long tour of New Zealand, Australia and Africa… and I can barely walk after that injury… and now I kinda have to consider that I can’t surf heavy waves before a tour.
… you know I’ve gotten cuts from fins and all kinds of weird or odd little injuries, but it just seems like a small price to pay for surfing. But getting my pubic bone separated by a giant rock was a whole new level of pain and discomfort that could really mess up the first couple of shows on the tour. I literally got rolled over the rocks and probably did ten flips bouncing off the rocks which were covered in mussels. Like the worst kind of car crash that you could imagine… as I stood up and realised that my pubic patch was full of blood and my suit was torn, my head was bleeding …”
There are also several really great photos in addition to the written text (it’s about 6 pages long).
Had to copy this as it’s so great:
(I’ve ordered the digital copy but if anyone could send me a hard copy for my collection….! Has to be worth asking! )
Many thanks to Shalhevet Dvir for the heads up on this!
I know this isn’t strickly AK news (although I’m guessing a lot of our visitors are RHCP fans and will enjoy this anyway) but Anthony Kiedis gets a ‘shout out’ from Flea on this hysterically funny, zany talk show Flea’s on that premiered today. They were acting out movies Flea had been in (in Japanese- have to watch it to understand!) and they do ‘Point Break’. Flea points out their mistake and says, “But that was Anthony Kiedis who was in that movie and not me. He’s the handsome one.” You can see it HERE (around 8.50)
Again apologies due to real life making this on the tail end, but Tony Woolliscroft is exhibiting his Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters photos again in another display to follow on from the UK exhibitions of his photos at Rock City Art, Bedford and then Stoke-on-Trent but this time, it’s made it up to Leeds.
I went to both the Bedford and Stoke displays and if they are anything to go by, this current exhibition is well worth a visit- the photos of it look amazing! It runs until the end of February at Leeds Gallery, York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG
Edit: I posted this above the Helena Vestergaard section as I wasn’t sure who was in it- I’ve since been told it’s Michelinni Provensi and was taken on 5th January (thanks to ‘God’ for the info- I tried to email you about your other points but the email bounced). It came up on a Facebook post about Helena but I thought it wasn’t her and the video itself gave no more detail.
Anthony and Helena Vestergaard
I’ve just added details about Anthony’s ‘date’ (there seems to be some discussion on whether it was an actual date or not!) with Helena Vestergaard as a new page: Anthony Kiedis and Helena Vestergaard Helena fell asleep during the game and her little nap even got a mention in UK newspaper, The Daily Mail (I think the story just ran on their online version and not in the actual paper)- again details of that given on the same page.
(Sorry real life has been getting in the way again so I’m playing catch up on this!)